Children's Christian Education
Children@CrossRoads is a Bible-based Christian education program offered every Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30. Exception: When the 8:30 service and the 10:45 service are combined into a single service, there is no Children@CrossRoads.
Children@CrossRoads is for children ages 3 through fourth grade. Younger infants and toddlers may go to the nursery on the second floor where two attendants will care for them. While Children@CrossRoads is in session, middle school, high school, and adults attend their own classes.
Newcomers and Visitors
All children are welcome on any Sunday. Our program makes it very easy for a visiting grandchild or cousin to participate. You will be asked to fill out an emergency form if your child is likely to be a regular.
Enter the church from one of the two lower Gay Street entrances. Follow the stairs to the third floor. When you reach the top, go straight.
At 9:30 the children gather in one group for an opening. At about 9:45 they are divided by age and taken to one of three workshops. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the total group has a special activity. Instead of going to a workshop, the Early Learners often go to their own room with one or two highly qualified early learning specialists. (We have a team that rotates.) On some Sundays they participate in a workshop with the kindergarten and first grade group.
The children go to a different workshop each week. Schedules are posted and the adult travel guides make sure children get to the assigned workshop.
Parents may check the posted schedule and then go directly to the classroom to pick up their child at 10:30. If it is more convenient, the travel guide will bring your child to the red parlor just outside the sanctuary to meet a parent or other designated person. If you have special instructions, tell the travel guide.
Child Care During the Church Service
Children older than nursery sit with their parents or other adults until invited to go to children's worship in another room in the church, from which parents may pick them up at the conclusion of the service. At the entrance to the sanctuary there are special clipboards with crayons, coloring sheets, and other activities for children. Children’s choir participants sit in a group on the Sundays they sing in worship.