We pride ourselves on being an inter-generational community – and we consider it a sacred trust to share the stories of our faith between all generations. We don’t just tolerate children, we consider them an integral part of our community.
Children are welcome to sit at the smaller tables with activities, or sit with the person who brought them – or flow back and forth between the two.
At the AbbeyChurch, we have designated folks who hang out with children, both at the childrens tables in the space as we worship as the whole community, or nearby in the chapel (where parents are always welcomed to visit). Within our common worship we seek to create rituals and other opportunities which involve and speak to all generations.
We recognize that children should be fully included in worship, and they are welcome to receive communion when the time comes (most choose the grape juice!).
We also recognize that children have their own learning patterns and ways; and so, for some weeks we send them out during the sermon time to learn the stories through arts, crafts, storytelling and other forms.
All of our childrens’ workers are screened – and have background checks.
Let us know if you have any other questions!