Kids & Youth

We care about your kids and want them to know and love Jesus. We also take safety seriously, requiring background checks and training for all child and youth workers. We offer the following ministries for kids and teens. Special event dates can be found on our calendar.

Current Kids' & Youth Ministry Updates

Childcare is available through age 3 on Sunday mornings, with Children's Church for 4 years to 2nd grade available in the gym. Families will enter at the Worship Center doors and follow directional signs for exit and re-entry. Masks are required for ages 3 and up.

Youth Group is currently meeting Wednesdays outdoors at the church, weather permitting, or inside the gym with masks required.

Nursery (up to age 3)

Nursery care up to age 3 is available during both Sunday school and worship, and for many special events. Our nursery and toddler rooms are located in our special Chatham Kids' area.

Sunday School (all ages)

Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Child and youth classes are organized by age group as follows:

  • 2's and 3's, Kids' Area Room 33
  • 4's thru K, Kid's Area Room 34
  • Grades 1-2, Room 15 (near gym)
  • Grades 3-5, Room 16 (near gym)
  • Grades 6-12: Junior & Senior High, Upstairs Loft

Children's Church (2 years to 2nd Grade)

Children's Church is for 2 years to 2nd grade during the morning service on most Sunday. Children are released to gather outside the Worship Center just prior to the sermon. They are then escorted to classrooms with others in their age group to learn about Jesus and the Bible.

During Family Worship weekends, Children's Church takes a break and kids 4 and up join us for the entire service.

Kids' Connection (4 years to 5th grade)

Kids’ Connection is a place for kids from 4 years to 5th grade to make friends and learn about Jesus through God’s Word, music, games and fun nights. We meet Wednesdays, September to April, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. It’s free to attend, and kids can start anytime throughout the year. You can register your kids here.

Vacation Bible School (4 years to 5th grade)

Our summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) is for 4-year-olds to students who just completed 5th grade. This is a free week of investigating God's Word to learn more about Jesus and have fun with games, prizes, crafts, snacks, new friends and lots of surprises. Visit our VBS page for details and registration.

Junior Camp (grades 3-5)

Junior Camp is our summer camp for students who just completed grades 3, 4 or 5. We take a few days away from the city to explore God’s creation and learn more about Jesus with fun activities and games, good food and great company.

The Upper Room Youth Group (grades 6-12)

The Upper Room is our Youth Group for grades 6-12 (ages 11 and up). We meet Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We get together for worship music, good discussion about life and who Jesus is, and time for games or just hanging out. We also have special events throughout the year, including camps, retreats, mission trips, fun nights, holiday parties and even NERF wars.

Thursday Open Gym / Hangout Space (Grades 9-12)

On Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the school year, Chatham offers high school students a place to hang out just after school to shoot hoops, play games, do homework or just relax. Find out more on our Hangout Space page.

Respite Nights for Special Needs Families

Chatham offers several free respite nights for kids with special needs and their siblings on select Saturdays throughout the year. We always have exciting activities and a meal for the kids. Learn more on our Respite page.

Kid & Youth Sermon Notes

Sermon note sheets for kids and teens are available on the children’s activity shelf under the coat rack in the hallway just outside the Worship Center. These sheets can help with engagement during the worship service. We also provide a variety of activity books and resources for children.