Children & Youth
We believe that participating in worship
is an essential building block in a young person's faith life. We provide special programming for young people during our 10:30 worship service. Children and youth are always welcome in both worship services.
1550 Pacific Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Parking is available all around the building and in the lot on the corner of Spring and Park St.
On Sundays, you can enter the building through any door.
What should I wear?Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. You'll see people dressed in everything from shorts & t-shirts to suits and ties.
What's the difference between the 9 am & 10:30 am services?At 9 am, the worship service is more traditional and features the organ prominently. At 10:30 am, music is led by a worship praise band. Most of our programming for children and youth takes place during the 10:30 am service time.
I'm bringing my children. Where do we go when we arrive?Most of our programs for young people happen during the 10:30 am worship service. There is childcare for infant - pre-K during the 9 am service. When you arrive, let a greeter know the ages of your children and they will point you in the right direction. Activities for K-12th grade happen on the second floor of the building. Infant - pre-K rooms are downstairs. Children of any age are always welcome to attend the main worship service with their adults. If you prefer, there's a gathering room right off the main hallway near the sanctuary with a sofa and chairs and toys for young children; from there, you can watch a livestream of the service. On the first Sunday of the month, we celebrate communion. On that day, 7th - 12th graders worship in the main service, and children are invited into the service partway through to receive communion with their families. Approximately once a quarter, we celebrate a "One Church" Sunday where all ages have breakfast together at 9:30 and worship together at 10:30 am.
What happens during a worship service?You can expect to sing, to pray, to hear a bible reading and a message. The best way to get a feel for what we do is to watch a livestream service.
How long does a worship service last?Our services last approximately 1 hour.
Should I stay after the service? Will there be donuts & coffee?Yes! You're invited to stay for some food and conversation after the service. The pastors generally stand at the sanctuary entrance to greet people after the service. Say hello! And grab a donut.
Will I be expected to give a donation?We believe that giving is part of following Jesus and belonging to a community, but we don’t expect our guests to give when they come to visit. The greatest gift you can give us is your email! We encourage you to fill out a welcome card when you get here and drop it in the collection when it goes by.
I have a mobility issue. Can I access your building?We have designated handicapped parking in the lot. The pathway from the lot to the worship service is flat, as is the main aisle in the sanctuary. We have an elevator to the second floor. If you have any concerns, please call Colleen, Minister of Congregational Life and Care at 707-328-5465. We would love to help you arrange a visit.
I don't identify as a Christian. Will I be welcome?Absolutely! Everyone is welcome to attend our church. We would love to have you join us, regardless of your faith status. If you are curious about what will happen, you are invited to watch a livestream service to get acquainted with us.