"Our child loves coming to church and the people here love him back."

 

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

We take pride in our curriculum to help our children discover their own spirituality. Our program is divided into four age-appropriate groups.

Babies and Toddlers

We provide safe, loving nursery care with an age-appropriate introduction to faith called Frolic! Parents are welcome to spend as much time as they like with their children in the nursery. The nursery is open from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday.

3 Years to Kindergarten

These young members of the congregation join their parents at the beginning of each Sunday service before attending Godly Play, an innovative way to form faith in small children. This curriculum introduces basic religious language and helps kids explore faith through stories and playtime. Parents are welcome to sit in and see what Godly Play is all about.

 

They also can visit this website: www.godlyplay.org

Elementary School

Children from the first through fifth grades participate in WOW! Worship Our Way. They explore the lesson of the day with play and activities involving art, craft and science. Parents can visit and appreciate a sermon’s message from a different perspective.

Middle and High School

Teenagers get together on the second and third Sundays each month for videos, projects and a few laughs as they explore biblical text and religious topics. Adult volunteers are on hand to help the teens find their own connections to the Holy, emphasizing relationship over dogma.


The group also joins others from across town for the Corvallis Youth Collective, a faith-based group with kids from different local congregations – First Christian, First Presbyterian and First United Methodist. The goal is to provide a safe, inclusive environment that allows the teens to develop their sense of faith and community with one another.