We hope to help children develop an understanding of the concept of “sacred space” and the importance of taking time each week for dedication, introspection, and celebration. Two Sundays each month, the children accompany their families and attend the first 15-20 minutes of the worship service upstairs. A special story or program is usually featured at this time. Afterwards, children proceed to their classrooms downstairs. On the alternate Sundays (every Sunday during the summer), our children will gather in community downstairs for their own children’s worship service (which we call “Circle Time”) led by our Minister, our Director of Religious Education, or a member of the congregation. It is a time for lighting the chalice, music, stories, and celebration. A children’s offering is received during classroom activities to support a peace and justice project chosen by the children.