Family Worship

Kids are an important part of our church family, and we want Sundays to be safe, engaging, and profitable in helping them become all that God has planned for them. Children are welcome to:

  • Join their parents for the entire worship service, or
  • Join their parents for the beginning of the worship service and then transition to a Sunday class. See details below!

Nursery Wing & Preschool/Kindergarten Class

During Both services (9:15 AM & 11:00 AM)
  • Check your child into their class before service starts. Check-in does not apply to children who remain with their parents for the entire worship service.
  • Infants through Kindergartners may be dropped off at their rooms before service begins.
  • Alternately, younger children may join parents for the first part of worship service and then transition to class along with the older grades. We ask parents to walk their little ones (Kindergartners and younger) to their classrooms. (Older kids in 1st–5th grades will be escorted by their teachers.)

Sunday Classes (1st–5th Grades)

During Both services (9:15 AM & 11:00 AM)
  • Check your child into their class before service starts. Check-in does not apply to children who remain with their parents for the entire worship service.
  • Children join their parents for the first part of either worship service. View tips and ideas and answers to frequently asked questions about family worship.
  • Before the sermon, we’ll announce that it’s time for children to head out into the Commons (the lobby outside the Worship Center), where they’ll be greeted by their teachers who’ll walk them to their 3rd-floor classrooms.
  • Kids meet in coed groups by grade and enjoy activities, time with friends, and practical Bible study on their level with dedicated teachers and workers.

Secure Check-in

If this will be your child’s first Sunday with us, plan to arrive a little early to get your child registered and assigned to a class. Please head to the check-in stations in the Worship Center lobby and ask for assistance from a check-in greeter wearing a Cherrydale name tag (standing at the far-right station). The greeter will help you get your child securely checked into the appropriate class. Then, you’ll have three simple steps:

  1. Put name tags on your child: You’ll receive two identical sticker name tags; your child wears one on the front of his/her shirt, and the second is an extra that can be used to label a jacket or bag. Any food allergies will be identified on your child’s name tag.
  2. Hold onto your pick-up tags! You’ll receive two identical pick-up tags with security codes that match your child’s name tag. You cannot pick up a child without his/her matching pick-up tag!
  3. For children in…
    1. Kindergarten or below, you may drop him/her off at class before service begins.
    2. Grades 1–5, head into the Worship Center together for the first part of the service.

Good to know:

  • Bringing older children on Sundays? Learn more about Sundays for middle- and high-schoolers.
  • Please review our Well Child policy before bringing your child into a classroom or to a ministry event.
  • We invite your family to worship together for all or a portion of the service; pick up a children’s bulletin at the check-in stations or the standing display cases located outside the Worship Center. In preparation for worship, review the Scripture verses and worship songs that are sent to parents in the weekly Cherrydale Kids email.