worship is for kids, too
At City Church Eugene, we welcome children into the life of our church and worship. We want them to know that the gospel belongs to them as much as it belongs to their parents, whether they participate in the main service or join their peers in Children's Worship.
We believe children find connection in church by observing, participating, and building relationships with adults. We also understand that children flourish with exploration, creativity, story, and response; we happily provide childcare and Children's Worship during the service.
"let the little children come to me"
Infants: Nursery is provided on Sunday mornings during our Sunday School hour and worship service for infants through age 3.
Children's Worship (preschool - age 10): Godly Play is offered during the Children's Worship time which starts as we greet each other in peace.
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. What they often lack is the language to express their faith, the experiences of hearing and seeing the stories of Scripture, and the time and space to respond.
Godly Play, a Montessori-inspired method of teaching and learning, draws children into the stories and invites them to experience God through creativity and imagination. We use storytelling, reflection, art, writing, singing, and imaginative play to invite children into the story of God's people - our story!
Our church strives to provide a safe place for each child. To that end, we combine background checks with MinistrySafe training for everyone working with children.