A baby’s birth is the beginning of a child’s faith journey. We offer loving kindness and support in our nursery care. The nursery for infants, toddlers, and 2’s is located on the Lower Level. You are welcome to arrive early, giving you extra time to provide any special instructions to our nursery care team before heading to service.
Sunday School: 3’s + 4’s
The pre-school age is filled with activity and curiosity. Pre-schoolers want to know that we love them, but more importantly that God loves them. Sunday School for children ages 3 and 4 years is in a traditional classroom setting, which is located in Classroom 129 or “C” on the lower level.
We use the Spark Story Bible to explore the Old and New Testament stories. Its easy to read aloud, with creative language familiar to kids, and each story includes activity suggestions or questions. Parents can go directly to the Sunday school classroom before going to service.
Sunday School: Kindergarten-5th grade
Our children’s faith formation is one of Union Church’s core convictions: We love kids and as they grow we help them develop personal, smart, generous, and socially engaged Christian faith. Sunday School is a foundation for the development of a child’s faith. Children begin in worship with their family. During the Assurance of Forgiveness and Sharing the Peace of Christ part of the service, the children leave for a time of Bible stories with experiential learning and reflecting. Sunday School may be working on an art project, doing outreach for our mission partners, or wondering about God’s creation and Jesus’ teachings. The children return to worship to engage in the community prayer, offering and ending song with their family.
Gather + Grow Groups
Gather + Grow Groups are for 2nd through 8th grades and are created for fellowship and to foster important connection and mentorship. *Middle schoolers stay until 6:30 p.m.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Through music, drama and storytelling games, arts and crafts, and even snacks, kids will learn that Heroes are called to follow Jesus, help others, work together, listen to God, and show grace! Open to children of Union Church, UCECP, the community and friends! age 4 through 5th grade. Cost: $75/child (max $200/family)
We love music and we love kids! We are proud to offer ways for children to explore their faith and worship through sound. From our annual Children's Christmas Pageant to our Children's Bell Choir Chimes - there's plenty of fun to be had! To learn more, click the link below.
Children's Christmas Pageant
One of Union Church's sweetest traditions! Children ages 4+ each play a role in telling the Christmas Story by learning a few short lines and traditional songs. We have 3 weekday rehearsals as well as a dress rehearsal. It’s a heartwarming way to celebrate this special story with our little ones!
Early Childhood Programs
Our mission is to inspire a love of learning by nurturing respect and compassion, challenging children to think deeply and purposefully, and motivating children to work toward a better world. We do this through through our work with Union Church Early Childhood Initiative (UCECI) and the Before We Get to Mars project, as well as our partnership with UCECP, an on-site state-licensed, play-based school. To learn more, click the link below.