is run concurrently with the 10:00 a.m. worship service. No pre-registration is required; simply bring your child(ren) up to the Gratz fourth floor and we’ll welcome them to the appropriate class! Children spend the first part of the hour with their teachers attending “Children’s Chapel” in Buchanan Chapel, with the remainder of their time in a fourth-floor classroom reading or hearing Bible Stories and working on crafts and activities related to the day’s lessons.
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for infants and toddlers aged six months to two years runs from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Room 4A on the fourth floor of the Gratz Center. No pre-registration is required. There are always a minimum of two adults present in the nursery room to ensure every child’s safety, and parents are issued a pager that can be used to signal them during worship if their child needs them.
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take place during the worship service and typically occur on the second Sunday of the month. There are two requirements for a child to be baptized at Fourth Church: at least one parent must be a member and, if this is their first child being baptized at Fourth Church, the parents must attend a baptism seminar before their child’s baptism Sunday.
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present fun opportunities for kids of all ages to learn through singing about God’s love. Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. (just before Sunday School) and the children periodically sing in worship and other special services.
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The Day School
at Fourth Church operates Monday through Friday during the school year, serving children from age 2 to 5. Located in the modern Gratz Center, the Day School is a state-of-the-art facility that even has its own private outdoor playground.
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for children and families on Sundays range from donut receptions to Advent wreath-making to observing faith milestones with gift picture-Bibles.
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is an annual weekend retreat in May, held at a camp in Lake Geneva (WI) that combines a woodsy feel with hotel accommodations — perfect for families of all ages! Activities like scavenger hunts and campfires are part of the fun.
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are monthly gatherings for families with young children, typically held at the church on the third Friday of the month during the school year and lasting no more than two hours. Each Family Night begins with crafts and activities, followed by a shared dinner and a special program.
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Vacation Bible School (VBS)
is a summer day camp held every year at Fourth Church for children in preschool through fifth grade.
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