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Young Children in Worship - PreK (4yrs) - Kindergarten | The Dover Church

Young children in worship
Young children in worship

Young Children in Worship - PreK (4yrs) - Kindergarten

Young Children and Worship is a program curriculum that presents a joyful way for children to worship God. Young Children and Worship move children through the entire Bible, from “The Creation” to “Pentecost” with several parables included. It invites children and adults to experience the wonder and mystery of God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory materials. Colorful felt underlays set the scene for wood figures to play out the stories and allow children to expand their imagination. Textures of the various materials used and the wondering questions, allow even more senses to be stretched and developed. The figures, buildings, mountains and other tangible materials stimulate the visual and imaginative senses of all ages. Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Young Children in Worship approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play.

Rev. Dr. Max Olmstead preaching

At the center of worship in our Christian tradition is the sermon, a time to reflect on where God’s Word intersects, informs, enriches and directs our lives. In the sermon our in-house theologian, our pastor, seeks to help people see themselves and their lives in the light of God’s love and command to love others.

A woman and man talking at The Dover Church

The Dover Church is so much more than Sunday mornings for adults. It’s about growing friendships and connecting with neighbors, whether in yoga or a breakfast group. The only thing missing from these connections may be….You.