Children in Worship

We welcome children and want them to experience the love of God.

During our Child Dedications at the La Verne Church of the Brethren, we remind the congregation that they have the awesome responsibility and opportunity to speak God’s voice to our children. We invite the members of this church family to let each child know that:

  • She/He is wanted here.
  • She/He is an important child of God that can make a difference in our world.
  • All people she/he comes in contact with are also loved by God.
  • How she/he feels is important to us.

Children bring in and carry out the light each Sunday.For children two and under, there is nursery care provided during the worship service by a staff member of the church.  However, if you want to keep your young one with you she/he is most welcome to be in worship.

The play yard is open to children ages 2 through 1st grade, following the Children’s Time during worship.

Children who are 2nd grade and older are encouraged to worship with their families.  Children serve in leadership roles in worship as scripture readers, candle lighters, singers and sometimes planning the whole service.

We believe that children are just as much a part of this congregation as our adults.  We value their leadership, their opinions and their gifts.

Children come forward in worship for Children's Time.