“And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

— Matthew 18:5

Children are welcome in worship

Children are invited to the Aldersgate Room at the back of the sanctuary for play, crafts, and Bible stories with our volunteers throughout the service.

The Aldersgate Room is just off the sanctuary within view of the congregation, so children can rejoin the service at any time. Indeed, children are encouraged to be full participants in worship, praying, singing, taking communion, and sharing the Peace of Christ, whenever they feel led. Children are also welcome to bring play materials from the Aldersgate room back into the sanctuary to draw or play near their families.

 

At Wesley we welcome all the sounds and activities that babies and children bring to worship!

 

If a child is with our volunteers in the Aldersgate room and needs a diaper change or other care that teachers cannot provide, teachers will text parents or otherwise alert them.

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Parent/Guardian Group

Our new Parent/Guardian/Child-caregiver group starts January 9, 2022! Every Sunday at 10:15am, parents/guardians/caregivers of children will meet to talk about questions and issues around raising children in a progressive Christian faith community. Why raise children with values of unconditional love, care, solidarity, abundance, and inclusion, grounded in faith? What are the benefits of growing up in a spiritual community? This is a space for earnest and open discussion between folks of all levels of interest/curiosity.

 

Childcare will be provided in the nursery in the Education Building from 10:15am through the end of worship at 12:15pm.

We have installed vegetable gardens in our playground, with several beds for children! When possible and appropriate, we will incorporate gardening into our Sunday School curriculum.