Children in Worship

Ages 3 and younger:  Nursery is provided for children ages three and under during the 10:00 worship service.

Ages 4, 5, and 6:  Godly Play is a unique way to present the Bible stories of the Old and New Testament.  It shares spiritual education in a meaningful presentation of His Word.  The lectionary calendar of the church is used to determine the scripture and story each week.

Godly Play stories are told using simple hands-on figures made of wood, bronze, or other natural materials that add visual and tactile dimensions to play. The storyteller tells the Bible story using manipulatives and guiding the children to explore their thoughts, ideas, and feeling about the story with “I Wonder” questions.  After the story is presented, children participate in selected activities led by the storyteller.

APC will provide Godly Play after the Children’s Moment in worship on the second, third, and fourth Sundays each month in Room C from September through May for children ages 4, 5, and 6.  We hope parents can visit Godly Play some Sunday and that you’ll discuss the Bible stories with your child(ren) each week.   We encourage the children to sit with their families on the first and fifth Sundays of the month.

2nd Grade and older:  Bible Builders is offered twice a month for children in second grade and up during the 10:00 worship service. This program is a systematic study of the books of the Bible:  the characters, stories, and teachings. Children report to Room B at 10:00 on the third and fourth Sundays of each month.