Children are a vital part of the ministry at Church of the Good Shepherd! 

Sunday School 

COGS LOVES KIDS. We've made several provisions for kids to safely attend Sunday school virtually with weekly Zoom Sunday school. PLUS we now have provisions that support parents, caregivers and children to attend our in person worship service at 10:30 am each week.

To protect the security and privacy of children attending our online Zoom Sunday school, a "secret" code is required to enter our Zoom Sunday school. If you've forgotten the code or need a new one, please email,

In Person Worship with Children

Children are welcome at COGS and we encourage parents to bring children of all ages to our worship services. Our current COVID policy is that everyone entering the building is required to wear a mask, children included. 

Special Provisions for Parents, Caregivers, and Children to attend our 10:30 AM in person worship. 

Option #1: You are welcome to have your children sit with you in the sanctuary, we have a bag of activity goodies for each child.

Option #2: We have a table at the back of the sanctuary with coloring books, and activities. This is a quiet area with seating for adults along the back wall.

Option #3: We have created an activity area for children in our Hospitality Room. It is filled with puzzels, books and other items just for kids. We request that children coming to the Hospitality Room be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is plenty of seating with tables, and a large screen tv that broadcasts the Live Stream service from the Sanctuary. A licensed adult is available to supervise the children so that adults can enjoy the worship service in comfort. 

Infant & Toddler Care (not available at this time)

Until further notice, due to our COVID Safety regulations, we have closed the nursery and Infant and Toddler Care is not available. We encourage parents to enjoy the service either in the sanctury or in our hospitality room with children's activities and plenty of room to play. 

Our childcare center is operated by a loving staff that cares for our babies and toddlers.  We have age-appropriate toys, cribs, and a changing station.

PRE-School - 5Th Grade (Zoom online only at this time)

Sunday School classes emphasize the teachings of Jesus, inclusion, selfless love for others, peace, social justice, love of creation, and life-long learning. Classes are divided by grade level and are lead by trained teachers. Classes include a snack and a lesson, followed by an activity to supplement the lesson.

One of the highlights at our 10:30 am service on Sundays is the Children's Message. Children join us to hear a special message from Pastor Sarah and participate in a unison prayer with the congregation.

Note: Photos and videos used on this website that include minors under the age of 18 years of age have been used with the written consent of the parent or guardian of the minor child. 

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