Church of the Good Shepherd cares deeply for its children — “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Our hope is that the children entrusted to us – as well as their parents – will experience CGS as a place that provides a safe, nurturing environment which is informed by Christ’s love.
When + Where
Our nursery facilities are available during 9:30 Sunday Morning Classes and the 10:45 worship service for babies 12 weeks of age through children who are 2 years old by August 31, 2017. Parents can check children in at the nursery desk.
Currently we have four nursery rooms divided by age. The age range fluctuates depending on the number of children in the nursery. The staff at the nursery desk will help parents make sure children are in the correct nursery room.
We use a digital check-in system that prints name badges for children that include food allergies. To check in, simply visit one of our two check in stations. One is located in the concourse area, where coffee is served. The other station is located just outside the nursery, which is adjacent to the sanctuary.
The nursery staff schedule runs September through August. If you would like to serve in the nursery, please select on open spot on the schedule and sign up using the nursery staff form. All nursery and children’s ministry staff are required to complete a background check, which is just a simple email.
Parents and nursery volunteers: If you would like more information about the nursery, please access the current nursery handbook.
Births + Baptisms
We love to celebrate the births that occur in our church family! Help us rejoice with you: contact Liz Stoioff in the church office to have your child’s birth announced to our congregation in the Friday e-newsletter and Sunday bulletin.
If you are a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, your infant is — by virtue of your covenant with us — a non-communing member of our church and entitled to baptism. We normally set aside a portion of the Worship Service on the second Sunday of each month to welcome infants into baptism, and you can arrange this for your child by contacting Liz Stoioff.
Angie Heinrich (Nursery Coordinator)