Youth and children are welcomed as an integral part of the family of God. Children's sermons are part of Sunday worship and children are encouraged to worship together with adults. Special events for youth of all ages are planned on an annual basis, building family connections, active learning, and creative expression. Young people in sixth grade and above are encouraged to seek confirmation, an exploration of faith in real life. Young people are also encouraged to share their creative gifts as part of their service to the community, volunteering in the garden and other service events, playing music or acting for worship events, and contributing to the on-going life of the congregation.