Sunday Morning Opportunities
All Ages are Welcome in Worship at 10:00 am
Worship takes place in the Southminster sanctuary. About fifteen minutes into the worship service, children are invited forward for a Children’s Moment and receive an age-appropriate message related to that Sunday’s liturgical season or Scripture lessons. Following the Children’s Moment, children are invited to follow their teacher to the Children’s wing.
Children’s Church (Sunday School) at 10:15 am
Nursery (Babies and Toddlers): Children are asked “wondering questions” as they are introduced to the flow of the Christian year and age-appropriate stories of faith.
Note: Currently, nursery age children join with Grades K-4 until we hire someone in early 2022).
Grades K-4: From a progressive faith perspective, Children will be introduced to Bible stories and other religious stories that focus on making peace and creating loving relationships and a more just world. Arts and crafts, object lessons, outdoor activities and music are used to engage children in learning and deepening their relationship with the sacred and with each other.
Special Family Life Sundays (activities for children and the whole family)
- Creativity and Mission Sunday
- Community Easter Egg Hunt
- Summer BBQ at Shrefler Park
- Welcome Back Sunday Parking Lot Extravaganza
- Halloween Trunk or Treat
- Advent Fair Celebration
The children have adopted many mission activities and helped to raise funds for specific missions which have included:
- Putting together “Kindness Kits” in the Fall. So far we have assembed 40 Kindness Kits for the Blanchet House. Thank you to our church family for the donations! We will have more items that have been donated and will keep assembling the kits until we have used up all the donations. It would be great if we reach close to 100!
- Collecting money to purchase Wheelchairs for third world countries
- Energy conservation projects
- Beaverton Children’s Resource Center
Covid 19 Protocols and Staying Healthy
At Southminster we want our children to be safe when they come to church so that they can continue to go to school regularly and stay healthy. We continue to follow state guidelines set for the Oregon Health Authority: wearing masks indoors at all times, staying physically distanced when interacting with others who are not part of our household, and washing hands or using hand sanitizer often.