Children fully participate in worship here at St. Timothy's. We have many children who are acolytes and serve at the altar. There are others who read the scripture lessons and even sing in the choir. Children who aren't participating in a formal way, sit with their parents and there are activity sheets and crayons provided should they need something to occupy themselves. Following the service, children are encouraged to get themselves a snack and drink and join us in their space downstairs for their class.
Downstairs the children will gather around their own altar, take up their own offering and hear the Bible story. Our curriculum is lectionary based, so the lessons downstairs are based on the same scripture they will have heard as part of the worship service. The lessons involve activities and crafts, songs and games. Our teachers are all screened and always work in pairs, they are prepared and love sharing God's Word with children.