Children in Worship

Sylvania United Church of Christ welcomes children in to the full life of the community, including worship. To enhance the children’s experience of worship, we’ve created a Prayground where children and their families can explore worship together through hands on activities. (For children who need more space to move, there is also a designated area in the narthex, just outside the sanctuary, that still allows parents to see and hear the service). The worship service itself typically includes a Message for the Whole Family of God, which includes stories and activities designed to make the worship experience more accessible.  

Children also participate in Worship:

  • Leading the Palm Sunday parade
  • Serving as acolytes
  • Serving as liturists
  • Family Christmas Eve service

Opportunities for mission have included:

  • Build-a-Bed
  • Work at Grace Community Center, a mission partner

Events include:

  • Backpack Blessing in August
  • Vacation Bible School
    Scheduled this year for mornings July 22-25, 2024!

Other events:

  • Intergenerational, all church events such as Advent Beginnings, Epiphany celebration, Polar Bear Bash,and Easter Vigil.
  • Harvest Fest
  • Family movie night
  • Family game night
  • Sledding or water slide on our own “hill” (depending on the season!)

For more information about opportunities for children and their families, contact Pastor Mary.