Children and Youth Ministry
Kenilworth Union Church strives to create a community where children and youth can come to know that they are loved unconditionally by God and can learn to bring that knowledge into their lives by loving themselves and others. Through fun, fellowship and service, we inspire youth to explore and grow in their Christian faith.
Children from Preschool through 8th grade are invited to participate in Sunday School at Kenilworth Union from September to May. Sunday School offers a nurturing place of spiritual growth, education, and fellowship where children can experience God’s word through personal and social development.
There are two options for children to worship and take part in our Christian Education programming on Sundays during this time of year.
- 9 a.m., children worship with parents in the main Sanctuary through a “word for all ages,” after which the children are invited to age-appropriate group chapels. (preschool through 1st grade)
- 10:30 a.m., during traditional Sunday School children spend 30 minutes in age-specific chapels and 30 minutes in a classroom. (preschool through 8th grade)
Our 7th and 8th graders gather for Youth Breakfast in the Manse, which runs from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. with discussions at 10:30 a.m. They enjoy fellowship and food while engaging in faith exploration and discussion with youth ministry leaders.
Infants and toddlers are welcome during any worship service in the nursery, which is professionally staffed.
Registration is now open for the 2018–2019 Confirmation Program. Teens entering ninth grade and above are invited to participate in one of two confirmation options: the Wilderness Course or the Centennial Classroom Course.
Each course is a journey of spiritual formation and transformation; a time spent integrating worship, holy conversation, community relationships and servant leadership that culminates in the Rite of Confirmation on Confirmation Sunday each year and in full church membership.
Kenilworth Union Church welcomes youth in 9th through 12th grade to a suite of programs where they can be loved for who they are—no matter where they are or where they have been. We are a faith family that seeks to love God, to love others as ourselves, to make a difference in this world, and to live life abundantly.
All youth are welcome, regardless of church affiliation or attendance. Programs include youth groups, classes, discussions, and special events designed to help participants discover and deepen their Christian faith. Support is offered to help youth see God’s light in the darkness and disappointments of life.
Service opportunities and a high school mission trip invite youth to give of themselves to make life better for others.
Kenilworth Union Church supports youth and young adult development through the following award programs. For more information on donating to the these funds, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wilson King IMPACT Fund
- Alison Tobey Smart Fund
- Lisa Louise Mowry Fund
- Centennial Scholars Fund
- Children’s Enrichment
- Children and Family Outreach