Children and Worship
Children and Worship
Worship is the heart of our life as a community of faith. Families that worship together are teaching their children what it means to be a people of faith.
White Memorial embraces children as part of the worshipping community. When you are in worship with your child, be sure to ask the ushers for a Children in Worship Kit and a children's bulletin. We also have a children’s book cart in the Jane Bell Gathering Space. The Caldwell Book Cart has children’s Bibles and other books to use during worship.
Nurseries for the very young are provided at all three services. See Childcare/Nursery for more information.
During the 9:30 worship hour, children are encouraged to participate in Church School classes beginning September 8 and running through the Sunday before Memorial Day.
February is a Time to Enjoy The Way Station
Families are invited to enjoy self-guided tours of The Way Station – our church’s peaceful place to learn more about prayer and Bible stories. Current learning activities are a way to enrich your family’s prayer life and understanding of Bible stories about Moses. Drop by S104 anytime. The Way Station will close its doors on March 1, and reopen with a new theme, “Stories about Jesus,” after Easter.
The Child’s Way with Godly Play -- 11:00 Childcare for Age-Levels 3 and 4
This children’s ministry program cares for age-level 3 and 4 children whose families attend 9:30 Church School and stay for 11:00 worship. The Child’s Way features variety of spiritual formation activities to help young children grow in relationship to God and learn to worship. Beginning the Sunday after Labor Day and running through the Sunday before Memorial Day. Contact Gwen Whiteman, staff.
At 11:00 worship, kindergartners and first graders (second graders through November) are present through A Time with the Younger Church. After this, they exit with designated leaders to the Children in Worship class (located in L215) for worship-related activities, September through May. Lynn Springfield , staff.
The Blessings Room --
A Children's Spirituality Center
Located in L208/9, The Blessings Room is:
- A place to read, relax, and refresh
- A place to be with God
- A place to enjoy God’s gift of food
- A place to discover more about prayer
- A place to come and know that God loves you – very, very much
Children in the 3rd through the 5th grade along with their parents are invited to attend the Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Table Workshop. The workshop begins in C200 with a family game. Later, there will be bread making, time for discussion and practice taking communion. The workshop concludes with a family spaghetti supper. Children who attend this workshop will be recognized in worship. Questions? Contact Tracey Daniel 919-834-3425, ext. 247
Worship Workshops for Second Graders & Parents