Bring the Children to MeChildren Have A Place

Pastor Matt Marluft

"Build yourself up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love.” [Jude 20-21]

We embrace what Jesus said about even the youngest of our children here at ECC from infants through grade 6 with programs designed to partner with parents in such a way that their children’s hearts are captured for God. Teachers and helpers are all CORI checked and selected for their love for both children and God. Care is taken to keep the rooms attractive, clean, safe, and age appropriate with materials and furniture. Families with young children are supported by our Infant/Toddler programs, Sunday School, Children’s Church, Mom’s Group, and Wednesday evening girls and boys clubs. Summer programs include VBS, summer Children’s Church and Sunday school.

Sunday Mornings …

Sunday School from 9-10 am

                Pre-K/Kindergarten: Elizabeth Alvarado

                Grades 1-2: Rose Scott

                Grades 3-4: Joyce Schlef

                Grades 5-6: Dave Carlson

*The Sunday School curriculum for the past three years has been The Gospel Project, in which students have walked through the entirety of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. As this curriculum comes to an end in June, we are in the process of finding a new one, as well as restructuring some of the classrooms and age groups. Updates to come!

Children’s Church from 10:45-11:50 am

Kids in kindergarten through grade 5 join the congregation for the first 15 minutes of Sunday morning worship, then are dismissed with their leaders to head downstairs for DIG IN, a hands-on, group-based program that walks kids through the Bible alongside games, science experiments, crafts, and other activities. There is a rotating schedule of volunteers that includes some of our middle and high schoolers from the youth group! Jenn Montoya is the Children’s Ministry Director and the contact for Children’s Church. She can be reached at

Wednesday nights …

Friends 6:30-8 pm

                Kids in kindergarten through grade 5 meet on Wednesday evenings for Friends club where the Bible is taught in an interactive way through skits, songs, games, and other activities. Each week consists of four stations that the group rotates through – Projects with a Purpose, Games, Snack Café, and Surprise Station! Our volunteer leaders this year are Mike & Nan Lingenfelter, Lisa & Seungly Oh, and Adam & Angela Pudlo. Jennie Larson, Children’s Ministry Assistant Director, is the contact for Friends. She can be reached at