At UPC, children are encouraged to participate in worship in the sanctuary with their family members for as much of the service as the family would like. While we are mindful that noisy children can distract from the worship experience of those sitting near them (including family), at UPC we believe that children should be seen and heard. Children often lead our opening procession, contribute to prayers, share joys and concerns, and sing in the vibrant Children’s Choir.

About 15 minutes into the 10 a.m. service, we have a Children’s Moment where children are invited forward to engage with a part of the service designed specifically for them. We are broadcasting our service live through YouTube and understand if some families wish their children to remain with them in their seats at this time. Coloring materials, including weekly materials that relate to the scripture and sermon, are available in the back of the Sanctuary.

We are excited to bring back Sunday School and childcare for children Kinder and younger in September 2021.

During services, our Narthex is available as a “cryroom,” where you can see and hear the worship service as you comfort a fussy child or let a restless toddler roam.

Contact Erika Stiner (estiner@upcsa.org) for more information.