We hope you will come and join us on a Sunday morning. As you prepare for your visit, here is some helpful information to help you have the best visit possible.
Before participating in nursery or Sunday School we ask that parents check their children in at one of our two check-in stations that are located inside of the 4 ½ Street East Building entrance or the 5th Street East Building Entrance. When you check your child in you will receive a code on a second tag that will allow you to re-enter the East Building at any entrance. This tag will also be turned in to your child’s teacher when you pick him or her up. This system allows us to best care for your child and creates an environment of safety for our youngest church members.
All children infant through fifth grade must be checked in and picked up by a parent or guardian.
Which Class Is the Right One for My Child?
It is our desire that your child builds relationships with the kids that they will be in small groups with as they grow in their Christian Education at Centenary. For that reason, our kids change classes once a year at the beginning of the academic year. Your child’s small group or nursery class will match the grade they are in at school and/or their age as of August 31 of the current academic year.
Children of all ages are invited to participate in any of our worship services. We offer nurseries for infants through pre-k all morning on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:30 am and lasting through the end of our 11 am worship service. These nurseries are staffed by paid nursery workers to give consistency to the faces our youngest church family members see each week. Nurseries can be found on the first floor of the East Building. Our check-in staff can help you to get your child checked in and pointed to the correct classroom.
During the Sunday school hour, we offer a short Sunday school lesson for our 3s and pre-k classes led by a volunteer teacher.
On Sunday mornings we offer Sunday school for Kindergarteners through fifth-graders from 10 - 10:45 am. We use a large group/small group model so that all kindergartners through fifth-graders begin Sunday School in the really Big Room on the second floor of the East Building. When you drop them off they will be greeted by their small group leader and welcomed into our opening activities. After the lesson introduction time, each small group moves to its own small group space which is where you will go to pick your kids up at the end of Sunday School. K-second graders are on the second floor of the East Building while third through fifth graders are on the third floor.
During our 9 am and 11 am services children in kindergarten through third grade have the opportunity to participate in children's worship. Children begin the service sitting with their parents in the Sanctuary and then before the sermon are invited to join our children's ministry staff and travel to the Really Big Room on the second floor of the East Building for a fun worship experience designed just for them. This group then returns to the Sanctuary prior to the ending of the service and parents are invited to pick their kids up from our children's worship pews at the front of the Sanctuary at the end of the service.