We all worship together at LNPC.
In worship, we gather together:
We need each other to help us do this, so
all contribute and lead in our worship.
Children learn to worship from adults and adults learn to worship from children.
Our Saturday Evening Prayer services use multi-sensory prayer stations designed to invite both adults and children to encounter God in their own way.
On Sundays, children have a leadership role in teaching, leading prayers, as we all bring who we are to our gatherings.
We have a Church Nanny who hangs out with little ones who need a break.
See the link below for our pew insert, "Why we welcome little children to worship"
The most vulnerable among us are at the center of our life together.
We all serve one another.
On Sundays, Kids of all ages serve as ushers and worship leaders, and stand side by side with adults helping to set up or clean up dinner when we share a meal. Their art hangs in our Gathering Room, and their questions and energy are welcomed among us.
We know that God meets us when we encounter each other. The children among us are sometimes our greatest reminders of this.
Sunday school for meets on 1st & 3rd Sunday mornings at 9:15 am, September through May.
Grades K - 4:
In creative and interactive ways, the children explore the stories and scriptures that we will all explore in worship at 10:30. They create a lesson for the congregation, teaching us what they've learned that day, and write a prayer each week which they lead in worship.
Grades 5 - 8
"Youth Group" meets at 9:15 on Sunday mornings for bible study, conversation, and games, and for periodic outings and events.
Baby through pre-school play with the Church Nanny during Education hour.
Children are professional Noticers.
Children have a natural openness to wonder and mystery, and a deep appreciation for prayer.
We have been amazed at the children’s growing capacity to appreciate silence and honor sacred space when we gather on Saturday evenings. We celebrate that the children among us are experiencing the importance of intentional rest and renewal in our lives as individuals and a community.
And – the significance of “Sabbath Sundays” for our families can not be overstated. It really is like a bonus day, a gift of time dedicated to enjoying life and being instead of doing.
By stepping out of ordinary routine, we help each other live a little more aware and grateful for a day.
Our children are natural leaders in this.