There is a place for everyone at Alderwood, especially our children and youth!

As our church transitions to a new generation, children’s ministry has highest priority. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of energy, fun, learning, and relationship building!

Check in for Toddlers (crawling and walking – 23 months) opens 10 minutes before the service begins, while kids ages 2-11 will worship with their parents and follow a teacher when it’s time to head downstairs.

Family Room: This space is equipped for the tiniest of our Alderwood kids and is a great space for parents and caregivers to feed, change and play with their little ones should you have to leave the service to do so. An audio feed can be heard in this room as well. Please note, supervision in this room is not provided. All little ones who are not crawling or walking should remain with parents either in the sanctuary or the Family Room.

Mobile-23 Months & Preschool ages 2-5: Our toddlers and preschoolers share a large space and together gather for storytelling as well as sharing a meal (snack together) and break apart for play. Godly Play – a creative and imaginative Montessori based approach is first introduced to these little ones.

Children Grade ages 5-12 – The full Godly Play approach is applied to this age range. Godly Play is an innovative method of faith formation which allows participants to experience faith-building stories through intentional storytelling, imaginative wondering, play, liturgy and creativity.

Kids begin worship upstairs with their parents and are invited to follow the Christ candle to Godly Play early in the service.

Godly Play is a Montessori Christian education program that helps children become aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. To learn more visit:

Youth Ages 12+: Each week the Alderwood Youth take time together during the service to learn, pray and support one another, this takes place in the Youth Room on the main level. Once a month we encourage the Youth to remain in the service with the congregation and every other week on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 our Youth gather for fun and learning.

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