Children and Worship

Worship is the heart of our life as a community of faith. Families that worship together are teaching 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.

In the Sanctuary worship service at 11:00: four-year-olds through second graders remain in worship until after A Time with the Younger Church. Then they exit with designated leaders to the Children in Worship class (located in L215) for worship-related activities, September through May. After participating in Worship Workshops on Nov. 6, 13 and 20, second graders remain in worship for the entire service. 
Lynn Springfield, staff.

In OnPoint@1704 in Pickard Hall at 11:00 there is a “KidsPoint” area which is a supervised, guided worship space for pre-K and younger children who are accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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 11 and running through the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper
Children in the 3rd through the 5th grades along with their parents are invited to attend the Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper Workshop on September 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.. 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 on October 2 at 11:00 a.m. at OnPoint@1704. Questions? Contact Tracey Daniel  919-834-3425, ext. 247.
Workshops for Second Graders & Parents 
On November 6, 13 and 20, second graders and their parents are invited to participate in a series of three Worship Workshops. The workshops include music, crafts and games as second graders learn about congregational worship and develop skills for children’s participation in worship. Second graders will be welcomed into worship and receive their own Bibles on November 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the Santuary.