Children age 3 through 2nd grade
Before the service begins, families are encouraged to check-in for Children’s Church and Sunday School at the Children's Center in the Great Hall.
After checking in, families go together to the sanctuary for a time of worshipping together.
At around 10:10, children ages 3 through 2nd grade are dismissed for Children’s Church.
The purpose of Children’s Church is to give our children the opportunity to learn how to worship God through the experience of “Godly Play”.
In Godly Play:
We hear and experience biblical stories
Our classroom is designed to center around the church
We use hands-on materials for teaching
Art supplies are provided for creating sacred stories
We use the circle to gather as a community.
The room is quiet and sacred as we discover together and individually what it means to be children of God
Children age 3 through 6th grade
The purpose of Sunday School classes at Canby Alliance is:
To meet children where they are developmentally in their faith walk and for the purpose of helping them understand what it means to be a Christ follower. Our Sunday School classes are broken down into appropriate age groupings – we have classes for 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade and then 5th and 6th grade girls and 5th and 6th grade boys. Typically, our class sizes average 5 – 10 children each Sunday.
To support parents in their role as their children’s primary faith nurturers. Each week children take home information about what was taught in class so that parents and kids can talk about and review at home what was learned in Sunday School.
To provide a safe and loving environment in which children can ask questions about, discover and learn what it means to be a Christ follower. We believe that growth takes place over time and through relationship. We are blessed to have small class sizes with teachers who truly love your kids and are committed to knowing, loving and encouraging them in all aspects of their lives.
How to Check in Your Children
Parents and children need to check in between 9:00 and 9:30. Children receive a name badge, parents receive a matching number card at check in. Parents check kids out downstairs after Children’s Church and in the classrooms after Sunday School. Parents need to provide the number card that matches their child’s name badge when they check their children out.
For the health of all, we ask that children with the following symptoms not attend weekend classes:
profusely runny nose
contagious spots or rashes
pink or oozy eyes
fever within the past 24 hours
vomiting within the past 24 hours
diarrhea within the past 24 hours.
Special Concerns and Special Needs
Does your child have special needs? Are you wondering how we include kids with special needs? We would love to talk with you about it. Please email Rachel Keen at firstname.lastname@example.org.