Welcome to our community, where building lasting relationships and connecting with others is at the heart of what we do. We hope you find a place to grow together in God and share your unique gifts and talents.

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Join us on Sundays

On Sundays, we offer special age-appropriate learning and activities for children and as well as welcoming them at all our services at 8:30, 8:45, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Our faith formation activities designed to help children grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Adult Groups & Events

Infants and Toddlers

Sunday Child Care

We provide Sunday morning child care during all four worship services (8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and 8:45 a.m. Church in the Round) and the Sunday School hour (9:45–10:45 a.m.) for children eight-weeks-old through toddlers.

Sunday Morning Worship Care

Child care is available for children ages two through five (but not yet in kindergarten) for the 8:30, 8:45, and 11 a.m. worship services.

Baptism

Baptism welcomes your child to the church family and is the beginning of a lifelong relationship. The first step to scheduling a baptism for your child is to attend the Baptism Class, which is held quarterly on Sunday mornings. Contact Peg Broughton, 704-295-4812, for more information or to schedule a baptism.

Preschool

Sunday School

(Twos, Threes and
Pre-Kindergarten)

Sunday School is our largest ongoing ministry. Preschoolers enjoy activities and stories that help even very young children learn that God loves them, they can depend on God, Jesus is their friend, and church is a place where they grow and develop in their Christian faith. The curriculum offers the children opportunities to be engaged in learning Bible stories, exploring questions and participating in worship rituals. Sunday School is 9:45–10:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship Care

Child care is available for children ages two through five (but not yet in kindergarten) for the 8:30, 8:45, and 11 a.m. worship services.

Elementary

Sunday Child Care

(K-2nd)

Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade follow Godly Play, which allows children to discover the meanings and mysteries of faith for themselves. Through lessons, children explore the mystery of God’s presence in our lives, hear God’s invitation for spiritual experience, listen to what God is saying, and make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives (from the Godly Play Foundation). Hands-on storytelling materials bring Bible stories to life. Children respond to the story with art and a time of wondering.

 

(3rd-5th)

Third, fourth, and fifth grade Sunday School provides opportunities for children to bond as peer relationships become a priority. Third graders dive into Third Grade Bible Academy, which helps them become familiar with the new Bibles they receive in the fall. Through games, activities, and worship, they explore this sacred text. Fourth and fifth grade curriculum incorporates team-building and games to make our faith stories come alive, with special focus on the developmental needs of our tweens.

Elementary Worship

(K-5th Grade)

Children gather monthly in Francis Chapel during the Sunday School hour to worship through song, scripture, story, and prayer. They use special bulletins and follow the order of worship used in our sanctuary. Elementary Worship further prepares children to worship with their families.

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    “And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you”

    -1 Thessalonians 3:12