One of the most significant ways we care for parents at Memorial is by providing an emotionally and physically safe environment for their children. Inasmuch as we care for our children, we show ourselves to share the priorities of Jesus, whose love for—and unique delight in—children shines in the Scriptures.
That means more than fun events and age-appropriate teaching, important as those things are. That also means transparency and accountability: all teachers, coordinators, aides, paid staff, and special event childcare workers in our children’s and youth ministries are screened as part of enforcing our Child Abuse Prevention Policy, available here.
Additionally, we follow established security procedures for receiving and dismissing our children. On taking your child to his or her classroom, please confirm any special concerns or needs with the teacher. Should an emergency arise, a childcare worker will immediately come find you in the sanctuary. Each childcare room is staffed by a minimum of two adult childcare workers.
Childcare during the Worship Service
We offer nursery care for children ages 0-24 months and childcare for children ages 2-3 on Sundays from 10:30 am until the end of the worship service. Nursery care is available in the nursery, and childcare for children ages 2-3 is in the early childhood classroom.
Should you have your child with you in the sanctuary, be aware that there is a nursing mothers’ room with live audio and video off the narthex (front lobby) and next to the water fountain. Please knock before entering. Restrooms are located below the narthex and in the main hallway behind the sanctuary.
Before the sermon, children ages 4 through the 2nd grade will be dismissed (if parents so desire) for Children's Church. Parent volunteers will meet your children, take them to Children's Church in a classroom near the sanctuary, and then bring them back before communion.
On Sunday mornings during the school year, we offer Sunday School for all ages from 9:15-10:15 am.
Kid City Choir
All Children, ages 4-12, are invited to join Kid City Choir. We meet on Sundays (beginning September 13) at 10:15 am in the Downtown classroom to rehearse. Please email Kathryn Leary for more info.