On Sunday mornings, our youth can head up to the balcony and hang out with each other in the Youth Lounge created just for them! Pretty cool to have a no-parent zone of your own inside the sanctuary, right?
During the worship service, a friendly church member guides our younger children through art projects and quiet play at the Children’s Table, which is conveniently located at the back of the sanctuary.
A specific part of our worship service, Time for All Ages, is dedicated to sharing an age-appropriate message, one that is related to that Sunday’s Scripture verses and/or special readings, to children.
Child care is provided during Adult Ed and Worship for children through age 6 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday morning. The indoor space for this age group is located in the nursery off the back of the social hall. We also have a lovely outdoor playground where children enjoy playing in fair weather.
Dumbarton’s confirmation class is usually offered to youth, beginning in the fall or winter. Each student is paired up with a mentor, typically someone they know from our congregation, and with whom they meet regularly throughout the duration of the class to discuss what they are learning. A special part of our annual church retreat at West River is celebrating those students who completed their confirmation classes.
Providing meals or collecting personal care items for our unhoused neighbors; showing up to bear witness at a march or rally, planting trees on Earth Day … these are just a few of the many, many ways Dumbarton children and youth can make their faith come alive—in our local community, across the city or nation, or around the world. Many of our social justice ministries are suggested by our children or youth; we love following where they may lead us to serve.