This Sunday, January 13, at USG has a fresh new years’ start for our Children’s Spiritual Development program. Now is a great time to involve your children in Sunday morning activities while you enjoy Sunday service in the sanctuary.

How it works:
Children can start out in the sanctuary with families and will be sung out after about 15 minutes. From there, children will gather in the Dining Hall, and our CSD volunteers will lead them to their morning activities. You sit back and enjoy service. Note that parents are welcome to visit the children’s workshops at any time. 

A couple of room changes you should know about:

  • 1-3rd grade is now meeting in Sullivan 2 rather that the Co-operative Nursery School.  
  • OWL is meeting this Sunday upstairs in Daskam, which is the board room adjacent to the Assembly Hall. 
  • And Youth Group will be meeting downstairs in Bristol.
Childcare for children 4-5 years old and younger is offered this Sunday and most Sundays from 9:00am – 12:00pm in the Committee Room.
Details about the CSD programs and schedules can be found under the Spiritual Development tab.

Logistics for regular Sundays (Starting January 13):

Drop Off: Children can accompany parents into the sanctuary for worship at 10:30am, and then they will be sung out to the Dining Hall after approximately 15 minutes. Parents are welcome to accompany children to the Dining Hall, where our CSD Leaders will gather them into their groups: PreK – Kindergarten, First-Third Grade, and 4-6th grade.

Parents and guardians are also welcome to accompany the children and Leaders back to the CSD rooms, especially if you have never seen them before! Due to the Elevator Project, to access Sullivan Chapel we must exit the Dining Hall, walk around the courtyard, and re-enter Sullivan.

Parents are welcome to sit in a CSD session or visit at any time. Your children’s safety and happiness is important to us, and we want you to know exactly where your children are at all times.

Dismissal: We are asking parents of PreK-Kindergarten and 1st – 3rd Grades to come back to the CSD rooms (in Sullivan 1 and Sullivan 2) after service has ended to pick up children. However, note that after 15 minutes after the service has ended (or noon at the latest), all children will be escorted back to the Dining Hall by teachers.

Children in 4-6th grade (in Sullivan 3) will be escorted back to the Dining Hall by CSD Leaders; this is a safety protocol change from last year due to the loss of the inner stairwell during the construction project. This is the safest way to navigate the courtyards and re-entry into the church.

Childcare for children 4-5 years old and younger is offered this Sunday and most Sundays from 9:00am – 12:00pm in the Committee Room.

The Wiggle Room is just off the Narthex (behind the Sanctuary) for those who need a little break. Play Packs for children in the Sanctuary are available. Please just ask an usher.


Visit the Child Spiritual Development page for details about our Fall program which started September 16.

If your child or youth participates in CSD programs and is not registered,  please register them here or contact Ryan Hurd (

There is so much to LOVE about USG and we are glad you are here!

The Children’s Programming page will generally be updated by Thursday each week.