Youth & Families

What does a week in the life of a family at South Church look like?

During the program year, each week brings new opportunities for connection, spiritual formation & fun! See below.

Summers are a little quieter but kick off with Vacation Bible School for ages 2 and up followed by Summer of Service for middle/high schoolers.

Joining us on a summer Sunday for worship? Kids are always welcome and younger ones should grab an activity bag in our entrance space.

On Sunday’s during worship, children have a chance to play, pray and learn together in our Nursery (ages 4 and under) & Sunday School (pre-K through 6th grade). Families gather together in the sanctuary for worship and then kids are dismissed to Sunday School during the passing of the peace.

  • Here are some resources to help you and your little ones to feel more comfortable during worship:
  • Children of all ages are welcome to stay in worship, and invited to take an activity bag from this table! We welcome wiggles and noise as a normal part of church.
  • On Communion Sundays, everyone is welcome to receive–kids included!
  • During the school year, kids four and under are welcome in our professionally staffed nursery (grab a building map as you enter the building!).
  • After the children’s message, kids in Pre-K through 6th grade will be invited to go to Church School. After worship, you can pick up your church school kids in our children’s wing.
  • Nursing parents are welcome to stay in the sanctuary, or to use the nursery or the rocking chairs right outside the sanctuary doors as needed.

At our Wednesday Homework Club program (4pm-5pm), children (k through 5th grade) have a chance to work on homework and other activities before Nectar (K-2nd Grade) & Hive choir (3rd-5th grade) meet at 5pm-6pm. See below for more information on music opportunities.

Both our Sunday & Wednesday programs foster engaging environments that provide kids with opportunities to have fun, make friends and participate in creative activities that help them learn about God. At the end of June, we host our annual Vacation Bible School.

During the program year, once a week our Middle School and High School youth groups meet for fun, reflection, and relaxation. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our choir and music program. We also offer a week long high school mission trip during April school vacation and a shorter weekend mission trip during the year for our middle schoolers. During the summer, we invite this group to participate in our award-winner Summer of Service program.

The HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP is an opportunity for all area high schoolers to serve our neighbor, learn about our innermost selves and build a transformational relationship with God. No matter where you are on your faith journey, this is a time to reflect, build community and meet the face of God in a neighbor you’ve never known before. We ask that everyone come to this week with an open mind and an open heart, ready for a week of love, community and service!

South Church offers music opportunities for infancy, elementary, middle and high school students. Find out more details about music programs for each age by visiting our music page.

Our South Church Library is a great resource for books for children, youth and families. Click here for book recommendations and info on how to check out our books.