Children's Ministry

Take a look below to read a little about each of the fellowship and learning opportunites we offer for our children.  Continue further down for event announcements.  All questions about our programs are to be directed to the appropriate Coodinator.


For details and registration, please visit our VBS website - Camp Kilimanjaro at Wayside!

We are offering an Extended Lunch Option from 11:30 AM - NOON
Please let us know if your child is participating and whether he/she will eat from our provided menu OR bringing a lunch!

Email Sonja Eckert with any questions.

Feel free to download the menu here!

Sunday Fellowship/Learning

Higher Ground is our Sunday Morning Program for children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. It is held during both services following the Kids' Message.

Children will experience the Bible through song, prayer and a sensory based activity. Our Elementary Coordinator, Sonja Eckert, will lead this program and return the children before the end of service.

This program is not held on the LAST SUNDAY of each month.

We encourage you to use our Kids Worship Bags during any service. Contents include quiet activities and can be found at the entrance of the Sanctuary.

Contact: Sonja Eckert


LOGOS is our children and youth program held every Wednesday evening from October through April from 5 PM to 7:15 PM.

LOGOS builds intergenerational relationships between young people and caring, Christian adults of all ages with a four part structure. It is a dynamic ministry of Christian nurture, the goal of which is to nuture our children and youth into a committed faith relationship with Jesus Christ and to prepare them for a life of Christian discipleship.

  • RECREATION: To experience great fun at the expense of no one else. 
  • WORSHIP ARTS: To learn and practice ways to serve God through worship.
  • FAMILY TIME: To experience being part of God's family over a shared meal.
  • BIBLE STUDY: To study the Bible as the model for Christ-centered living.

If you are interested in this program, please contact: Sonja Eckert, LOGOS Director.


Nursery care is available during both services for infants to Pre-K.  The Nursery is supervised by members of our congregation who have provided current clearances.

Please sign in your child and be sure to let our volunteers know if there are any allergies or needs of any kind so we may accommdate your child properly.

Calendar of Events

We have a ton of amazing activities going on at the church! Make sure you check the calendar for all the dates and times. We are sure you will want to join in on some of the activities! If you have any questions about the events feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!


LOGOS Begins January 24, 2018

LOGOS is a dynamic ministry of Christian nurture, the goal of which is to nurture children and youth into a committed faith relationship with Jesus Christ and to prepare them for a life of Christian discipleship. Developing and nurturing Christian relationships is at the heart of the LOGOS weekly ministry. We love one another as Christ loved us, giving each other unconditional, unearned, undeserved grace and love. Learning to do this takes time and practice. LOGOS provides both in a safe environment every week. LOGOS involves the entire congregation. It is only when everyone makes a significant commitment of time, energy, and ability to the nurture of young people that LOGOS is most effective. Parents, single adults, grandparents, couples without children, and clergy all join together sharing their talents and gifts.


If you are looking for a way to serve, no need to look further. We have tons of areas that everyone, from all walks of life, can serve. If you have any questions about any of these fields please let us know.

All of our different areas where you can serve are broken down into areas and groups you can join. We hope you will be able to find an area where you can best use your talents. Check below for a small list of some of those areas and contact us if you have an interest to share your talents.

  • Garden care around the church building

  • Greeters at the doors before services

  • Volunteering inside the nursery

  • Serving on the leadership teams

  • Providing Fellowship refreshments on Sunday mornings