"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
It is important for children to develop relationships with other believers and learn to accept and love each other for who they are. They will learn to worship and pray, and to serve and share Jesus with the world around them. And it will be FUN!
All adults who volunteer to work with children undergo Safe Sanctuaries training. Contact the Youth Coordinator for more information.
At St. Luke Lutheran Church, as Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as integral members of the body of Christ, and we welcome the sounds and activity that accompany them! There are a number of spaces and activities designed for children to experience and participate in worship according to their needs. We trust families to work out the best option(s) for them and their child(ren) on any given day.
The Pray Ground
This space in the back left corner of the Sanctuary is designed for parents to sit with their children (ages 4 and under and/or older children with developmental delays) and quietly engage in age-appropriate activities, while experiencing worship in the sanctuary. Soft, quiet toys are provided to help keep our little ones occupied.
If your little one simply needs a break, a nursery is staffed during the worship service for
children from birth to 3 years of age.
While the sounds children make are most welcomed in the Sanctuary, we recognize that concerns about disturbing others can hinder parents' ability to focus on worship. Windows are placed at the back of the Sanctuary and sound is piped in so parishioners can both see and hear what's happening in worship, while children can move around freely.
Located in the cabinets by the coffee bar, these bags contain books crayons, and small toys to keep little hands occupied.
Kids Worship Kits
Located in the cabinets by the coffee bar, these kits are filled with different activities that help walk children and families through the liturgical pieces of worship. Not only are they quiet activities with movement, but these kits help kids stay engaged in worship.
At St. Luke, we understand that it takes a village to raise a child. A few tips for everyone to engage our families with small children include: