Ages and Rooms:
Infants (o-24 months) meet on the lower level of the building in the nursery during the whole service. Toddlers (2's and 3's) and Pre-K (4's and 5's) meet just past the offices on the upper level of the gym. Our early childhood classes follow a rotation of free play, story and snack, and then group play. If you would like your children to take communion with you, you may check them out of their class early.
Our early childhood kids will move up by birthday until they get to the 5’s/ K room, where they’ll stay until they enter 1st grade.
Elementary (Grades 1-5)
We have elementary classes weeks two to four of the month, keeping the first Sunday of the month for family worship in the sanctuary. Our elementary kids interact with each other through games and conversation, then hear an oral telling of a story from Scripture, have a time of response and sharing, then join their parents in the service for Eucharist. The kindergarten/ 1st grade class meets on the upper level, just past the offices at Elim. 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th meet on the lower level, next to the gym. Teachers will bring the elementary children in to the back of the sanctuary to meet parents for Eucharist.
Teens (Grades 6-12)
Sixth through twelfth graders are considered "teens" at Genesis and are an important part of our church. We welcome their voices in the "all-plays" and their involvement through service on Sundays. We do not have separate classes on Sundays for teens. The teens at Genesis meet once a month in a home for snacks and volunteer-led conversation. If you would like to host a teen gathering or help plan an event for our teens, please reach out to our staff! If you would like to receive emails for the teen gatherings, please email email@example.com.
Early Childhood kids will not be offered communion; please pick your child up early from class if you would like them to partake with you.
Elementary classes will end when Eucharist starts in the service. Please meet your student right outside the sanctuary doors so that they may take communion with you as a family.
Child/Volunteer Illness Policy:
We want to provide a healthy and safe environment for everyone. Children with the following symptoms should never be checked into a room:
Fever, diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours
Green or yellow runny nose
Eye or skin infections
Please err on the side of keeping your children home to keep the health of all, including your own child who may need some rest, a priority.
We will not administer medication, except in the case of a medical emergency/severe allergic reaction. If your child has a severe allergy that would require use of an epi-pen, please let us know, as we are updating our records and policies regarding this.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org