Sunday Morning Programs for Children
Children at BUF are guided in their religious lives through a combination of worship, small group activities, social action, and fellowship. BUF’s ministry with children creates a welcoming, trusting environment in which each young person is nurtured spiritually, stretched mentally, and supported emotionally. Our challenge is to empower our children to take responsibility for their beliefs and for their ethical and moral decisions.
We are blessed with a team of dedicated teachers who are committed to helping our children navigate the choppy waters of life. They are invested in building relationships with the children and families in our community. And they support each other in this work. All of our children’s religious education classes are taught by teaching teams, so there are generally 2 teachers in each classroom on a Sunday morning. A criminal background check as well as a signed Code of Ethics is required for all of our volunteers who work with children on a regular basis.
Where Should the Children Go on Sunday Mornings?
We are currently on summer break. There is childcare available in classroom 1, for children under 10. Older children and youth stay in service with their parents or pre-arrange to volunteer with our ushers, sound techs, or coffee hour attendants. Our curriculum year begins again September 17th, 2017.
Every Sunday, Starting September 17, 2017, children 3 years through 4th grade will begin Sunday mornings in the service with their families. Then children will be invited to religious education as part of the worship ritual, at which time they make their way to their various classrooms, upstairs on the top floor. Younger children (ages birth to 3) are invited to the nursery space in the comfort room at the back of the sanctuary where trained childcare providers are happy to spend the morning with them. 5th -8th Grade youth meet in the Flex room and start service in their class. High school youth meet Sunday evenings at 4:30pm in the Loft.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Smith, Jennifer@BUF.org
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