Children

We strive to include children in all aspects of faith and worship at Brown Memorial. While we take our responsibility to nurture children seriously, we also see them as models of discipleship in their authenticity, curiosity and spirited search to understand God.

We offer many ways for children to be involved in the life and faith of the church. For more information about the opportunities listed below, or to volunteer with our Children’s Ministry, contact Rachel Cunningham.

Nursery Care  - Sundays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Two children sit on the floor in the Nursery and put a puzzle together.

For many children, the church nursery is their first experience of church and, by extension, of God. Our Nursery is designed to be a nurturing environment for children, while also allowing parents to participate in worship. Read the Guide to Our Nursery.

Sunday Morning Classes – Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am

Two girls hold hands while the Sunday morning Bible study class stands in a circle and says a prayer.

All children’s classes (pre-school through 5th grade) are team-taught by volunteers in a classroom setting. Our classes focus on foundational understandings of Bible stories and our Christian traditions. The 5th grade meets in the Church House, while all other classes meet on the third floor of the Fellowship Building. Sunday morning classes do not meet over the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day).

Worship Leadership

A young boy plays the violin with the Brown Memorial instrumental ensemble during worship.

Children, typically 2nd-5th grade, are invited to serve as worship leaders by acolyting, singing in the Children’s Choir or providing instrumental music.

Trips and Retreats

Three girls canoe during the church's annual weekend retreat.

Children and their families are invited to participate in fellowship activities throughout the year, including cookouts, the annual All Church Retreat and the Pejuhutazizi Family Learning Camp in the summer.