Your Children Are Welcome Here!

P1040170Children are welcome to take part in any and every activity within the life of Santa Cruz Valley.  Although there is an option for children to attend Sunday School or receive care in the nursery, we highly value the presence of children in worship.  We would never expect you to be separated from your child, unless that was your desire.  If you plan on your child attending Sunday school or the nursery, please stop by the children’s ministry table in the back of the worship center so you can fill out a registration form that will ask for your contact information.  Your child’s health and safety is always our top priority.  If you child is uncomfortable, we will alert you during worship so that you can advise us on how to best meet your child’s needs.

P1040180Should you choose for your child to go to the nursery or Sunday school, we would invite them first to come to worship with you.  This allows your child to feel like he/she is a valued part of the entire church community.  It also reminds adults that children are a vital part of the church today…not just when they grow up and become adults.  After the children’s message, you are welcome to go with your child to make sure he/she is settled in their new environment.  Feel free to stay with your child as long as you like and come back into worship when you’re ready.

At Santa Cruz Valley, we believe that children aren’t just the future of the church.  They are the church here and now!  They have a word for us.  Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”