Children's Ministry

Believing in the importance of nurturing a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and God’s people, Idlewild will, with God’s help, guide children to know, love, and serve the Lord by providing a solid foundation of Biblical understanding with opportunities to apply spiritual truths at home, school, and play.

The Reverend Dr. Julia Goldie Day
The Reverend Dr. Julia Goldie Day

Director of Children's Ministry

Time with the Younger Church Youtube

Time with the Younger Church

"Time with the Younger Church" is a series in worship each week and on Youtube. Each week we learn about a new story in the Bible!​

Worship for Children

Children of all ages are welcomed in worship and encouraged to participate in our entire worship service. All children are invited up front for Time with the Younger Church during the 11:00 service. Afterward, children in first grade and older return to their pew. Potty trained children ages three through kindergarten  may either stay in worship or go to Children’s Worship for their own worship, craft activity, snack and free play. Parents may take their toddler/ two-year-olds to the toddler nursery (Room 143) or crawling toddlers and younger may be taken to the nursery (Room 153).

Worship and Wonder

Idlewild offers a worship service just for our youngest!  Following Time with the Younger Church during the 11 o’clock service, potty trained children ages 3 through Kindergarten are invited to join Ms. Emily in the Children’s Chapel (the old library on the second floor of the 1928 building) for Worship and Wonder.  Children are guided through their own church service of singing, prayer, and the telling of a Bible story using Montessori style materials.  This special service gives children the space to listen for God, talk to God, and thank God in their own time and their own way.