Jesus said it best, "Let the little children come to me!" So together with children of all ages, we play, pray, sing, serve, worship, laugh, create, and most important of all, grow 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!
For more information on our children's ministries, view and/or subscribe to our weekly “Kids at Glenn” E-Newsletter.
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 and Sunday School:
- Nursery (infants-2 years) in Room 200
- 2-4 years in Room 206
- Pre-K and Kindergarten in Room 310
All children must be signed in/out by a parent/guardian and we follow our Child/Youth Protection policy for all children and volunteers.
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.
Through basketball leagues and cheer/tumbling, we strive to provide a fun and safe space for children and youth to learn basics skills, teamwork, and respect. We focus on sportsmanship and fun in a family friendly environment. We welcome you into our newly renovated space - the Youth and Activities Building (YAAB) - complete with new wood floors, an elevator, additional bathrooms, and more. Learn more here.
Want to learn more or have any questions about Children’s Ministry at Glenn? Contact Children’s Minister Rev. Susan Pinson.
Deck the Halls! Advent Wreath-Making
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 p.m., Ward Hall
Glenn welcomes the Advent season with a special evening filled with decorating Advent wreaths, making ornaments for the Glenn Family Christmas tree, singing carols and decorating cookies. Bring your greenery and a donation for wreath supplies.
Glenn School Event - Cookies with Santa
Sunday, December 10, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Santa is coming to Glenn! Join fellow Glenn School families to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. Reserve a spot to take photos with Santa, decorate cookies, make holiday crafts, and sing carols. This will be a fun, festive afternoon for the whole family. Tickets are $12 per child or $30 max rate per family. Buy them here. Please bring your own camera. Cookies and crafts will be provided. Proceeds from Cookies with Santa will benefit the Glenn School for Young Children.
Children's Concert Series: Organ Music for All Ages with Timothy Albrecht
Sunday, January 21, 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Join us for the second concert of this series! Wiggles are welcome at each 30 minute concert. Open to all ages and the community. Admission is $10/person or $30/family. All proceeds will support Glenn School for Young Children. Save-the-date for our third concert on Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m. with Cynthia Shepherd and Jim Gibson performing favorite Disney songs.