Manhattan is a wonderful and challenging place to raise kids. Christ Church is a strong community, where kids can have fun and learn, and where there are ways for a whole family to serve and grow. Our church family sees that we have a great responsibility to support families in the hard task of bringing up children in "the nurture and training of the Lord".
On Sundays, there are programs for children from babies through to elementary school. We invite families to catch our vision to grow together as a fellowship that includes kids and adults of all ages!
Children begin worship with their families, and after the first portion of the service, head to their programs. In this way, they begin to become familiar with the liturgy and your family has an opportunity to worship together. Then there is appropriate teaching from the Bible for adults upstairs in the main sanctuary, and learning and laughter for little ones downstairs.
When you come on Sunday, you should sign your child in and then pick them up promptly after the service, as they will not be released to anyone else. All of our volunteers, whether parents themselves or not, are trained and encouraged to communicate God's love to children. They undergo background checks, and adhere to our church policies on child safety. Occasional special events for families with young children are offered, and children will sometimes sing or take part in the the morning service in seasonal events.