Glenn is constantly in ministry with children and their families – worshiping, studying, playing, serving, and most important of all, growing together in our understanding of what it means for all of us to be children of God. We seek to help children learn of God’s love for them through worship, Sunday School, and other experiences of faith such as Vacation Bible School. And we love when volunteers join us in this enriching journey. Whether you consider yourself "too young," "too old," or "too busy," we need you!
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Children are wanted and welcomed in worship at Glenn. Children’s bulletins and Worship Activity Bags are available at all three services and a special “Children’s Sermon” is a part of the 11:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. Children lead worship on occasion by reading one of the Scripture lessons, assisting as ushers and greeters, and singing with one of our three children’s choirs.
We provide safe, fun, and loving childcare for infants, toddlers, and pre-school/Kindergarten children during all regularly scheduled worship services:
8:30 a.m. service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour, and 11:00 a.m. service
- Nursery (infants-2 years) in Room 200
- 2-3 years in Room 206
- Pre-K and Kindergarten in Room 310
5:05 p.m. service
- Kindergarten and younger in Room 310
Each Sunday from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the Church School Building, we offer age level appropriate classes for children - from nurturing care and playtime for our infants, to playtime and short Bible stories and activities for Toddlers through 5th graders.
Our Toddler, Pre-K and Kindergarten children explore Bible stories through play, songs, crafts, and snacks.
Our 1st through 5th graders journey together on "The Power Xpress", following a rotation model of encountering a Scripture lesson through multiple media over successive weeks. The rotation “train stops” meet throughout the Church School Building. Children are signed in by a parent/guardian in Room 419 for the All Aboard! Assembly at 9:45 a.m. and then journey to a scheduled “station” each week: Storyland Stop, Music Junction, Creation Station, Cookville, Science Station, or Games Crossing. Parents/guardians - don’t forget your claim ticket and to sign your child out, as we follow our Child/Youth Protection Policy.
Serving People and Reaching Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) is our ministry for 4th and 5th graders that combines fun and faith building activities. With the help and support of parent volunteers, S.P.A.R.K. engages in service at Glenn (such as Snack in a Backpack) and at the local food bank, enjoys outings to visit with older adults, and goes on day trips such as skating and bowling.
For more information, contact Candler School of Theology Family Ministries intern Ginny Tincher.
More opportunities for children at Glenn
- Children’s Choirs
- The Glenn School for Young Children
- Glenn After School Program
- Summer Camp
- Sports and Recreation (Friday Night Skate, Glenn Hoops Basketball,and more)
Want to learn more or have any questions about Children’s Ministry at Glenn? Contact Children’s Minister Rev. Susan Pinson.
Vacation Bible School
June 8 - 12
This year's theme is G-Force VBS: God's Love in Action where kids explore how to put their faith into action. In this mission-focused VBS, kids experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God.
We welcome all rising Pre-K through 5th graders to join us. 6th graders and older may participate as youth helpers. The 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. session is free; the 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. optional afternoon session is $125.*
*VBS Afternoon Camp: skating, playground time, field trips (Tu/W/Th), Friday movie on the big screen, and more! Children should bring a nut-free lunch and drink each day and an afternoon snack will be provided. View the registration form. For more information, contact Glenn After School Program Director Kathy Wells.
VBS registration is now open.
Want to volunteer for VBS? We need you, youth and adults alike!