Children, Youth & Families
Welcome to our Children, Youth & Families (CYF) Ministry. We’re glad you’re here. We invite you to catch your breath and spend a few moments with us. Our youth learn to communicate God’s message through song and worship services, church functions and special events.
Child care is provided every Sunday from 9:30am – 3:00pm:
Ages newborn – 23 months: 1 West 29th Street, 2nd-floor nursery
Ages 2 and older: 276 5th Avenue, Room 303
We understand the day-to-day challenges for our families. Yes, everyone is thankful for their blessings! At the same time, schedules are packed, school demands have increased, opportunities for true connection are scarce, and how do we even begin quieting our thoughts?
With these challenges in mind, we’ve crafted a different Children’s Ministry – a ministry that honors the whole child. Our program focuses on children’s innate spirituality, connection to others and loving relationship with God through:
- Developmentally-based curriculum
- Music education and choral singing
- Opportunities for helping others
- Creative expression
Free of charge and open to all families.
Our groups are created with an emphasis on child development as well as the individual needs of each child:
For infants through 2 years
One-to-one child care in our nursery.
Ages 2 and 3
Circle Time, Toddler Music, guided and unstructured play
Ages 4 and 5
Godly Play Curriculum and Cherub Choir.
Grades 1 – 6
An interactive curriculum (learning through workshops such as drama, art, cooking) and Children’s Choir.
Grades 7 – 12
Youth Group and Youth Choir.
Jessica Scovel will be leading the families in a loving-kindness meditation based on a children’s book. The message will be by Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin.
We look forward to meeting you and your family.
The Church School Choir program is designed to develop, from a very early age, the music skills and sense of spirituality that are an integral part of Christian choral singing. Song, rhythm, and musical instruments are key elements of the Toddler music class. Youngsters are then guided through individual choirs according to their age. Each choral experience offers children the opportunity to further their musical abilities and deepen their faith through song.
Cherub Choir: Pre-K to 1st Grade
Marble’s first choir experience is planned to provide a foundation in singing. This foundation includes learning to sing on pitch and within a slight range, singing in a group and following musical cues.
Children’s Choir: 2nd Grade to 6th Grade
Our children’s next choir experience continues building on their foundation with an additional focus on vocal techniques and breath support.
Choir rehearsals are an integral part of every Sunday morning. In this way, our children are provided with the opportunity of experiencing and worshiping God through music. Both choirs sing in Family Worship, the sanctuary and at special events during the year.