Children are always welcome in worship. We continue to create worship opportunities and elements that can reach all ages.
Kid’s Cart: When joining either our Saturday or Sunday worship services, a Kid’s Cart can be found with books, activities, and coloring pages. Please share your suggestions for additional offerings that could be added to the Kid’s Cart!
NEW! 9 a.m. Sunday Worship: Beginning September 12, the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service will have a new look. The 45-minute service offers a combination of shorter worship components, music, opportunity for movement.
NEW! Church School will now be held at 10 a.m.
Other Times: Childcare may be offered at other times for Plymouth groups meeting onsite. Please check with your group to determine if childcare is available.
Church School is offered for children from age 3 to grade 6. At the time of writing, In-Person Church School will be offered Sundays at 10 a.m. Virtual Church School will also be offered. Virtual times are being determined and will be available on the Plymouth website before September 12.
We embrace progressive theology in Church School.
You will see us use Bible stories and also science, history and human reasoning to help support children’s thinking creatively and openly about our still-speaking God. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of all of our learners. And we try to find ways children and families can apply what is learned in Church School into their lives at home and in the community.
Church school curriculum offers opportunities for children to learn stories, pray together, ask questions, and create friendships. Depending on the lesson, you may notice children: hearing or acting out a Bible story; taking part in creative prayer: having lively discussion; talking about self-care; dancing, singing, playing games, creating art or exploring the church.
In-person groupings: Children may be in multi-age groups or similar age groups at in-person Church School. Child groupings will vary depending on the focus of lessons, number of children in attendance and available staffing. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. All staff must have a completed Background Check. All parents who are volunteering with children’s programming have a completed Background Check.
Online Church School groupings: Our online Church School is for children of all ages- grown ups are invited and encouraged to come along! Our Zoom offerings often have time for small group break-out sessions. Parents who area attending online Church School with their children do not need a completed Background Check. All parents who are volunteering with children’s online programming have a completed Background Check.
Child & Family Activities
Plymouth’s Board of Christian Education and Child and Family Ministries work together to plan and implement programs for children and families. In the past, Steppingstones and OWL (Our Whole Lives) classes have been offered. In addition, service projects such as the Port Pillow Project have involved children and families along with other Plymouth Groups. And, Vacation Bible School has been a mainstay of Plymouth summer offerings. We hope for all of this and more in the coming year!
Watch the Contact, Plymouth Weekly, email, and social media for information about upcoming classes and activities! Registration for classes and activities will open several weeks prior to the event(s).