At Calvary, as Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as integral members of the body of Christ, and we welcome the sounds and activity that accompany them! With this in mind, we have decided to try test out a new space designed for our children ages 3 and under, who don’t currently go to church school during the worship services, through a new space called the Prayground.
The Prayground is an area in each of our worship spaces intended for families with infants and toddlers, recognizing that small kids are often more engaged when they can see what’s going on or are in a space they know is for them.. Small tables and chairs, soft toys and coloring sheets help to keep our littlest ones occupied.
Our hope is no, and certainly not any noisier than if those same kids were sitting in the pews! There will be the occasional crying baby or noisy toddler but we trust parents to help their child take a break when they get really disruptive. The prayground is not a drop off nursery care, we have the nursery for that! Instead this is intended to be a space for parents to sit with their children in an area designed for them!
Nursery care is available during worship on Sundays and Wednesdays. It is also available for many other church activities. Calvary’s nursery staff is required to complete training and a background check. The nursery is a cheerful place stocked with plenty of toys, books, activities and music. If you have questions about the nursery, contact the church office.
All are welcome – both young and old, both members and non-members. At Calvary, baptisms happen many ways but most often, they happen during worship. In preparation for baptism, we ask that you attend one of our Baptism orientation classes, held monthly at Calvary. On this page you will find out a bit more about Baptism and what it means in the church. Reach out to any of our pastors if you would like to talk further about a Baptism.
What is Baptism?
The word comes from a Greek word (“baptisma”) that means “dipping in water” or “washing.” Baptism unites us with Christ and makes us children of God.
Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20a).
Baptism Class is held every month at Calvary. We ask that all families attend this class some time before the Baptism, even before a baby is born!
For any additional questions and or to schedule your baptism, please contact church office.