A L O N G S I D E R S  
K I D S  E N V I R O N M E N T 

Walking alongside families in the spiritual formation of their children.

 HOW? We choose joy, presence, and hope.
JOY - for children to know the joy of their belovedness in and through the stages of their faith/life development.
PRESENCE - for children to foster togetherness, to be welcoming and kind to one another and grow in friendship.
HOPE - for children to become a loving, compassionate, active and a healing presence in their families, schools, society, and among their peers.

S U N D A Y  G A T H E R I N G  &  F O R M A T I O N

On Sundays kids come together in the Treehouse.  The formation and flow of your child's Sunday formation looks like this.

FIRST SUNDAY :  a singular story from the bible is introduced through the ancient practice of Lectio Divina (sacred reading).
SECOND SUNDAY : the same story is experienced through art, craft, and the physical senses.
THIRD SUNDAY : the same story is experience through food, cooking, and eating together.
FOURTH SUNDAY : the same story is experienced through community building, play, and games.
FIFTH SUNDAY : when we land on a fifth sunday all generations come together in the main gathering.

Kids Check-in begins at 9:45am and closes at 10:10am
At check-in parents/guardians will be given a security tag, a name tag for each child and a pager. Please make sure to bring these when checking out your child.
Kids Check-out begins after the gathering has ended.


Throughout the year we host kid/family focused and friendly events. You can learn more about those by checking out our main calendar.

Bethany Umphress - bethany@alongsiderspdx.org  - 503-232-5155