Children & Families

Gemstain and Erin Pride 2011“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” -Matthew 19: 13-15

SPSA offers a rich and nurturing place for family life and for all children and parents to be part of a loving, supportive, and active community of faith.

Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment and support for spiritual matters within the family structure.  We are a progressive and inclusive church, welcoming families of all kinds.

The most important thing we want our children to know is that they are loved unconditionally. We offer a foundation of Christian education for children along with a sensitivity to other faith traditions.

Children in Worship:

We believe that children’s presence and voices contribute to worship, and they are a vital part of our congregation.

Sunday School:

Nursery Care is provided by a professional teacher and assistants for children ages 6 months to 4 years from 10 am-1 pm each Sunday.

Sunday School Classes serve children from Kindergarten to 5th Grade led by our Assoc. Pastor, Ministry Intern, parent volunteers, and youth.

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Our goal is to provide:

  • fellowship and nurture spiritual growth and formation
  • an introduction to the Bible & Christ’s teachings,
  • familiarity with the rituals and practices of our church, all in a spirit of fun and community!

We combine exploring Biblical stories and their meaning, with service projects and learning about the needs of others. Participating in Social Justice programs and events of the church, children experience that they too can make a difference.

Special Events for Children and Families:

  • Annual Christmas Pageants
  • Fellowship Events
  • Vacation Bible School.VBS 2011 website





For more information please contact Julie Nelson at