At Derry Church, children are welcomed and encouraged to take part in the worship experience. After all, worship is for the entire family of God – including grown-ups.
Kids who like to read or color can pick up a listening bag at the entrance to the Sanctuary and use the papers, book, and crayons inside to keep their hands busy as they listen to the words and music. We suggest opening the bag about half-way through the service, right before the sermon. Ushers can also provide kid-friendly children's bulletins for those who would like one.
The early part of the service has lots of movement, singing and activity that can be interesting and engaging to kids (of all ages). During the 10:30 am worship, a short children's talk is presented at the front of the church, and children are welcome to come forward to listen and participate.
Click on the links below to learn more about opportunities for children at Derry Church:
Nursery Care (Ages 0-3)
KIWI Class (Ages 4 through the end of kindergarten)
Sunday School (Preschool-Grade 12)
Pilgrim Fellowship (Grades 3-5)
Music & Arts at Derry (Grades K-12)
Children & Sacraments Program
God's Hidden Hands Puppet Troupe (Grades 7-12)
For more information about any of the opportunities listed above, contact M.E. Steelman
2017-18 DPC Children & Youth Permission Slip (PDF)
2017-18 DPC General Information & Medical Form (PDF)
2017-18 DPC Medication Order (PDF)
Interested in helping? Please read, complete, and return these forms to the church office:
• Safe Children Policy
• Volunteer Application