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CONTACT: Janelle Garman, children & familes pastor



Welcome! We value children as full members of our body. Children are invited to stay and participate with their families in the service. During the music, children are invited to stand, sing, observe, sit, or dance near their parents. During the speaking, we invite children to a hands on opportunity of learning that is linked to the scripture being taught. Children are welcome to engage with any of the offerings at their seats or at the table. Parents are encouraged to sit near the table. We also offer an opportunity for children six and under to participate in a community of learning in room 105, if this is a better match for your child. Please see Janelle Garman, our children's pastor, if you need assistance.


Children play and learn about God through developmentally appropriate Bible stories and creativite activities.


Summer 2017 Newsletter: click here

Sunday Mornings

10:00 am: Children ages 0 - 6 during our 10:00 am worship gathering.

SNEEF (Something New & Exciting Every Friday)

A FREE opportunity for adults to bring children of all

ages to explore fun science, math, language, art and

large motor activities through the summer at Edwards

Elementary playground from 11-12:30. Adults are

welcome to join alongside their children in these fun

opportunities facilitated by background checked and

trained staff.

June 30 Motion Day

July 7 Firework Day

July 14 Math Games Day

July 21 Nature Day

August 4 Water Day

August 11 Sink or Float

August 18 Bubble day

August 25 Friendship Day

Summer Camps

Tilikum Day Camp

Many of our 1st - 6th graders go to day camp at Camp Tilikum which is about 8 miles from Newberg.

Twin Rocks

Kids entering grades 4-6 can also go to Twin Rocks Friends Camp at Rockaway Beach.


9:00 am: Children ages 0 - 3 during W.E. Time (Worship Experience).

10:00 am: Children ages 0 - 6 during our 10:00 am worship gathering.


Sundays 9:00 - 10:00 am

Ages 3-6

A Montessori based opportunity which children actively explore Biblical truths and get to be with God. This is a time and space designed for children to grow in their unique relationship between God and themselves. We practice slowing our bodies down to help us focus and become aware of God's presence with us.


Sundays 9:00 - 10:00 am

Ages 6-9

Level 2 atrium builds on the quiet, contemplative moments children

spent in atrium 1, enjoying God's love in their own way. Now the work we do is more broad and complex, and the children begin working in groups.

If you would like more information on this type of teaching click on the following link:



Come lift our local schools up in prayer. Starting Monday, Sept. 19th, groups of moms will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 8:30 am at the following schools.


Mabel Rush/Mountainview/HS: The corner of Emery & Douglas

Ewing Young: Under the cover next to the back door of the gym

Crater: The pathway between Crater and CV that leads to the softball fields

CV: The pathway between Crater and CV that leads to the softball fields

Edwards: ask Janelle Garmin (janelle@2ndstreet.org)

Dundee: School Park underneath the Pavilion, near the picnic tables, contact Lisa Backman for more details.

Joan Austin: Still looking for a leader


It is essential that we maintain a safe community for our children. Our child abuse prevention policy is the cornerstone of this commitment. Please read it by clicking here.

If you are interested in volunteering with our children's ministries, and have attended 2nd Street Community Church consistently for a minimum of 6 months, please contact Janelle Garman for further information. (email address above)

Forms required for potential children's volunteers:

Child Protection Policy

Volunteer Screening Form/Statement

Criminal Background Check Form


We appreciate you! And we want you to feel fully supported. We believe in community.

Many community organizations exist for the purpose of supporting parents. If you have a need, but aren't sure where to go to for help, simply click on either of the two links below to download a copy of a Parenting Resources Information Sheet.

Parenting Resources Information Sheet-PDF

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