Join us as we teach our children the God-given gifts of Christian love, independent
thinking, and the rightness of a challenging and inclusive approach to faith. Our
Sunday School begins at 9:30a.m. Younger children gather in the Fellowship Hall
and older students in the Student House. They have conversation, do a bible lesson,
and have a snack. Periodically a class will be preparing to participate in Sunday
worship with a skit, a reading, or singing.
Our curriculum is called Seasons of the Spirit. It is ecumenical and international,
grounded in tradition and engaged in the present, and envisions the future. The
website is www.spiritseasons.com.
Our worship service is created from the same curriculum designed for congregational
life. Our children’s time in worship often has the same focus as the Sunday School
lesson. Our Christian Education program works through our Spiritual Nurture and
Education Ministry Area (SNEMA). If you have questions, you can speak with Pastor
Kim Keethler Ball or a member of the SNEMA ministry area.
Additional Children's and Youth Programming
Nursery care is staffed by a consistent child-care provider who is a loving
adult. The nursery is available during Sunday School and Worship. Also, childcare
is provided during church program and business meetings. The nursery is located
on the ground floor of the church.
Field trips are also a regular part of the youth experience. They range from attending
OSU sporting events, to cultural and historical experiences, and service projects.
There is an occasional over-night opportunity like spending the night in the church
on a Saturday before an OSU football game. The group meets regularly in the Student
House that is behind the church.