We sing our children down from their families toward the chancel with the same song each week to begin Children's Church. The child(ren) that adopted the Spirit Box for the week present it to the pastor. The children put whatever they might choose in the box and the contents of the box are a surprise to the pastor, who interprets the context in light of the faith.
We close each children's time with the same prayer:"God be in my head. God be in my heart. God be on my left. God be on my right. God be beneath me. God be above me. God be in the faces of all who love me. Amen."
Children 2nd grade through 5th grade return to their seats. Activity bags are available and updated each week with Children’s Worship Bulletins, one for ages 3-6, and one for ages 7-12. Also included are crayons, two Christian-themed books, and activity pages from that morning’s Sunday school lesson.
Children ages Pre-K through 1st grade go to Children’s Church where they learn about important aspects of being in church, review the Sunday school lesson from that morning, and sing and pray. Then all the children go to Melody Makers choir for 30 minutes.