Children and youth are welcome in worship at FUMCOG. Periodic “family-friendly” worship services are scheduled and are geared to the worship needs of all ages.
DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, September to mid-June: classes are available for each age group, from nursery through senior high. Classes for infants through 8th graders meet in the Loder Education Building.
A professionally staffed nursery is open each Sunday morning in Room 106 from 9:30 am through the end of the worship service. From 11:00-12:15 the nursery serves all children through grade 2.
PreK → 12th Grade Educational Programs:
Classes meet at 9:45 am.
Classes from PreK through 6th grade follow the “Deep Blue Kids” curriculum which integrates Bible stories with worship and social justice issues.
Grades 7-8 utilize Credo, a study curriculum which also includes a confirmation unit as well as activities.
Grades 9-12 [the Senior High Group] meet on Sunday mornings for discussion, informal fellowship, and reflection. FUMCOG’s youth also take part in special activities and events, including trips, parties, cultural events, and retreats.
During the Worship Service:
Older children and youth [3rd grade and older] are invited to attend church with their families. Younger children, pre-K through 2nd grade, have two options. For children who wish to remain in worship service with their families, Busy Bags are available from the ushers. Or, young children may participate in professionally supervised child care which is available in room 102. Also, a room at the top of the balcony stairs is available for parents who wish to attend to their children’s needs while still hearing the service. Just ask an usher or greeter for assistance in finding your way.