Children + Family

Contact Ricci Jamgotchian for more information.
925-283-3722
kids@oslc.net

How will your kids make sense of the world?  

At OSLC, we work to give kids a set of experiences, stories and tools that will serve as a foundation for the growth of their faith throughout their lives.  We seek to inspire children to understand their world, and try to make it better.  

Ongoing Activities

Kids' Sunday Adventure 

Our Sunday morning education classes from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on most Sundays during the school year.

We offer children's education in the form of a story-based program. Preschoolers through 5th graders experience the ancient stories that give shape to faith, get to know each other, and practice what it means to follow Jesus.

We provide nursery care for infants and toddlers, and education for all ages from three through adults. 

Education Class Schedule, click here.

To fill out a Children and Youth Enrollment Form online, click here.

 

 

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Worship for Children at OSLC

Kids' Church - during the service

If they wish, children preschool through 5th grade are invited to attend Kids' Church in the Lounge during sermon time. They will have a variety of child-directed activites to choose from; art, maniupulatiaves and games. Children rejoin the congregation in time to share a sign of peace. 

Worship Service - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

We believe that corporate worship is an important part of children's faith development, and we encourage you to share worship with your children.  Children of all ages are an important part of all our services, and often assist in the service by presenting music, reading or serving Communion. We seek to make worship a meaningful time for all members of our community, including our children.  

Why worship with your children?

  • Children learn worship by worshiping with the congregation Sunday after Sunday 
  • Children learn they belong to God and are welcome in God's church 
  • They discover that they are valued as individuals by God and by God's people at church 
  • They build a fund of memorable, shared experiences of Christian community, from which they may draw when they are older 
  • They are enriched by the beauty of music and art as expressions of praise and as human response to God 
  • They hear stories from the Bible read and interpreted 
  • They begin to see Christian worship as one place where God may speak to them 

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Milestone Program 

Our milestone program offers age appropriate experiences that help immerse kids into the life of faith. Each experience is integrated and celebrated within our shared worship life. For more information, contact the Children's Ministry Coordinator at kids@oslc.net.

 Currently, the milestones offered are:

  • Preschool - My Church (an exploration of the church facility)
  • Kindergarten - Worship (a guided introduction to the worship experience)
  • 1st Grade - Bible (an overview of the Bible, it's evolution, and how to use it)
  • 2nd Grade - Communion (Communion instruction and service) 
  • 3rd Grade - Prayer (an introduction to many different types of prayer)
  • 4th Grade - Mission (a project where we care for others) 
  • 5th Grade - Remembering Baptism (a study of Baptism history)

2016-2017 Milestone Schedule, click here.

 

 

 

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Family Programs

Christmas Eve Family Service

We gather around bonfires in the Courtyard on December 24 and enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider and festive Christmas music.  Then all enter the Sanctuary to celebrate the birth of Jesus as the coming of the Christ for our time.  

Easter Egg Hunt: 3/27/16

We offer two services on Easter Sunday. Meet us in the Courtyard after the 9:30 servcie (approximately 10:30 a.m.) for our annual Easter Egg Hunt for young children through 5th grade. Look for location signs depending on the weather. Rain or shine the Easter Egg Hunt will happen!

Also, watch for other church-wide events on our home page and elsewhere. All of our events and programs are designed to be inclusive of families, either by inviting children to participate, or by providing childcare. 

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Choirs

Children and high school age youth are welcome to be a part of our choirs. Click here for more information on music programs at OSLC.

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Nursery Care

Child care is provided during regularly scheduled services and most special meetings and events.  Our nursery is staffed by two screened adult caregivers who enjoy spending time with your children.  Nursery care is provided for newborns through Kindergarteners during services. 

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What to Expect

Join us on a Sunday morning - you and your children are always welcome!
Our worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by a time of fellowship, including snacks and refreshments in the Lounge. 

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