On Summer Sundays we have a single worship service at 10 a.m., and childcare and Religious Education classes are offered from 10-11 a.m. for children ages 6 months up through those entering 6th grade in the Fall, beginning on June 12. Adult staff and trained youth from the congregation provide care and guidance as we enjoy a more relaxed pace and focus on building community with one another. Kids close in age are grouped together as follows: Nursery (6-17 months); Preschool (18 months to 3 years); Young Children (4 years through entering 1st grade); and Elementary-Age Kids (entering 2nd-6th grade).
Our youngest congregants spend the morning in bright, happy spaces with plenty to explore, in the care of paid adult and youth staff, playing and making friends of all ages. Preschoolers begin their morning with a circle, songs, and picture books, then have plenty of time to play.
Each Sunday morning, preK and older kids explore this summer’s theme: Telling a New Story. We come together for a brief time of worship, welcoming one another into the circle and learning about someone who is writing a new story by “doing good” in the world. Then we dive into hands on projects and crafts inspired by their example. If weather permits, you’ll definitely find many of us out on the playground for part of the hour.
No need to register for summer in advance — please join us as often as you’re able! If you will be visiting for the first time, please find helpful tips for visitors here.
Summer Sundays Religious Education kicks off June 12 and runs through the end of August. We look forward to seeing you at church!
Special dates for your family calendar:
May 29 – Memorial Day weekend, childcare available for ages 6 months-5th grade.
June 5 – Multigenerational Flower Communion service, with optional childcare for children age 6 months-4 years.
July 3 – July 4th weekend, childcare available for ages 6 months-5th grade.
Aug. 14 – Multigenerational Worship and Annual Picnic at Lake Harriet Bandshell
Aug. 21 – Multigenerational Backpack Blessing service, with optional childcare for children age 6 months-4 years.
Sept. 4 – Labor Day weekend, childcare available for ages 6 months-5th grade.