Children in Worship


We believe that by participating in worship we learn to worship. Children are always welcome in services at Central. For the flexibility of our families, we do provide optional nursery care that can be accessed at any time for those ages birth to age 3 in either the infant/ early toddler room or the Pre-K nursery. Changing tables are located the in nursery and accessible restroom. If you need a quiet space to calm or nurse your child, ask an usher or staff member who can direct you to a comfortable location.

Children ages 4 through 2nd grade begin in worship with us, and then are invited to leave for “Godly Play,” a special worship and wonder time designed just for them about 20 minutes in to the service. (In the summers we take a break from Godly Play but offer similar programming for children in this age group). You can register and sign in your child for Godly Play before the service at the cart outside the main office in the West Narthex. Just ask anyone to point you in that direction, and a staff or volunteer will be there to help you.

We want you to know that we care deeply about the safety of our children. All of our program staff and volunteers are checked for child abuse clearances and participate in a special training in child protection we developed at the church. If you would like to see our policy, please ask a staff member and we are happy to provide it.