Children @ CRC

Our Vision

CRC’s Children’s Ministry exists to see God honored as children and families are formed and renewed by the gospel through multigenerational life-on-life discipleship that transforms the Upper Valley community and, through the Upper Valley, the next generation of the world.

Our Mission

To nurture families and children in the “discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Eph 6:4) by teaching them the gospel from the Word of God through Children’s Church, Sunday School, and other programs and opportunities in and through the church.

Children's Church

CRC is committed to providing a Children’s Church program for age-appropriate ministering of the gospel. We offer Nursery, Preschool Church, and Junior Church during our Sunday worship service.

Classes are available for infants through 2nd Graders.
Please check your children in with the Childcare Supervisor when you arrive for the service.

Nursery (infants & toddlers) is available for the whole service.

Preschool Church (3-5 year old) and Junior Church (Kindergarteners & 2nd Graders) begins during the brief break prior to the sermon. In these classes, children are hearing the stories of God’s Word from The Gospel Story Bible and doing activities that help reinforce the lesson.

Your children are also welcome to remain in the worship service if you wish.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are available for much of the school year for children, youth and adults. For more information about Sunday School classes, visit the Sunday School page.


For any children's ministry related questions, please contact Josh DePasacreta.

Childcare Policies

Children’s Ministry Volunteers:
At least two volunteers are present with children at all times.

All workers and teachers are members or regular attendees of CRC. Each class has a Manager on Duty (MOD) who is responsible for teaching the lesson, ensuring that the class runs smoothly, and verifying that all policies are followed.

A Childcare Supervisor will be on duty beginning at 8:40 am to check children in to classes, assist visitors, assist teachers, and maintain childcare policies.

MODs and Childcare Supervisors are background checked.

Security Policy: All children (infants-2nd grade) must be checked in to their classes with a security sticker. The receipt portion must be turned in for a child to be released. Other family members or siblings over the age of 12 can use the receipt to pick up a child.
Discipline Policy: Should there be a discipline issue, the child will be given a warning. The second time he/she will be asked to sit quietly in a chair in the room. If the problem persists, the parents of the child will be notified. If the problem persists further, the parents of the child will be brought to the classroom.

Sickness Policy: We seek to promote an environment that is considerate of all children and families. Therefore, children who have had a fever, diarrhea, vomiting or (untreated) head lice within the past 24 hours or who have a contagious runny nose or cough should not attend Children’s Church.

Masks are welcome but not required. We have disposable children's masks at the door for anyone who would like their child to wear one.

Questions? Contact Josh DePasacreta.

Other Opportunities for Children

Children's Christmas Program

At CRC, one of our favorite Christmas traditions is the Children's Christmas Program which children preform the Sunday before Christmas. You can see photos from our recent Christmas Programs (including the virtual video version one we created in 2020) below!

Summer Celebration Camp

Each July, CRC holds Summer Celebration Camp for 4-year-olds through 5th graders! You can see blog posts from our last few SCC weeks below!

Other Resources

Book Recommendations for Families

For a list of suggested books and devotionals for children and families, visit our Recommended Reading page.

Children's Lesson Videos

While we were unable to have children's classes during the initial phase of covid, volunteers created weekly children's lesson videos. You can see the collection of videos below! Special thanks to our volunteers for their creativity and work to make this resource available.