Children & Families


Come Sing With Us!

Children and youth aged preschool-12th grade are invited to participate in free voice instruction with our own Meagan Flint.  All abilities are welcome – just bring your love of music.  The next gathering of Young Music Lovers’ Choir is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, from 11:00 AM. to Noon, upstairs classroom 2B.  Join us!  (See more fall rehearsal dates below.)


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Families – of all sizes, configurations and hues – are cherished at KCC. We offer a meaning- and joy-filled faith formation program for children, from infancy through high school. In addition to our weekly Sunday School, KCC provides a host of learning, service, and friendship-building opportunities for our youngest members.

Children and youth have so much to teach us about our faith. They lead worship, music and special events throughout the year including Youth Sunday, Rally Day, Palm Sunday, the Children’s Christmas pageant, and the Family Christmas Eve service. In turn, KCC plays host to children and families at treasured annual community events – the Halloween Carnival, Las Posadas, Easter Egg Hunt, and the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast.

Visiting for the first time? Ask an usher to be introduced to Barbara Runco or Debbie Loomis, our Co-coordinators of Faith Programs.


Faith Programs Co-Coordinators

Debbie Loomis and Barbara Runco are devoted to bringing dynamic, joyful activities to KCC.  Serving as a bridge for families while the congregation undergoes the search for a permanent Faith Programs Director, these two women admit to enjoying their job (and each other!) far more than their expectations predicted.  They welcome children, youth, and families into the folds of God’s love at Kensington Community Church.



Faith Programs Director Search September Update

Our search is in full swing, and the Faith Programs Search Team is pleased to give the congregation the latest update of where we are in our search journey.




Sept. 9 Rally Day Kicks Off Our Program Year with Worship, Backpack Blessings, and More!

Start your KCC Program year with us at special Rally Day worship 8:30 & 10 AM, with a BBQ picnic on the front lawn at 11:15 AM.  Burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided as well as a bounce house for the kids.

Bring a Potluck item to share:
•A – G Salads, Fruit &Veggies
•H – N Casseroles & Sides
•O – Z Desserts

Get all the details here.


Fall 2018 Sunday School

Starting September 9th, join us at 10 AM Sundays in the sanctuary for Traditional Worship. Children and youth spend the first 10 minutes in worship and depart for Sunday School after the children’s message. Infants and toddlers can be dropped off upstairs in the nursery 15 minutes before worship.

Fall 2018 Young Music Lovers’ Choir

We offer free music instruction, including performance opportunities a few times a year in church.  Under the direction of Meagan Flint, Preschoolers through 12th Graders of all abilities are welcome – just bring your love of music.  Starting in September, the YML Choir will meet on the following Sundays:

Confirmation 2018/19 Information Session Sunday, September 16th, 11:15 AM to 12 Noon Upstairs Conference Room

This session is open to any and all youth going into 6th Grade and their Parents/Guardians.  Read flyer here.
For more information, please reach out to Pastor Darryl at 


Baptism, Confirmation, and Our Whole Lives

It is with great joy that we offer the sacrament of Christian baptism. To discuss baptism with the minister, please call the church at 619.284.1129.

Confirmation is taught by our minister Rev. Darryl Kistler and our Faith Programs Director. The classes are offered for 6th grade and older students who are preparing to assume responsibility for their own faith journeys. At the end of Confirmation, the young people who elect to join, are welcomed into the church’s membership.

The award-winning Faith and Sexuality course, Our Whole Lives, is offered to 7th through 9th grade students, and older ones by request. As sexuality is a gift from God, we encourage young adults to articulate their values, consider consequences, and approach decisions with their faith in mind. It is a life saving program — that can prevent disease, and help young people talk in depth, honestly and without judgment, about their sexual health, relationships, gender identity, and their changing bodies.

Safe Church

We provide a safe, nurturing environment in which to grow, learn and worship. For details, see our Safe Church Policy. [Release Form| Photo/Media Release Form]

Children’s Library

Bordering Lander Hall is the Children’s Library, from which all children are welcome to borrow books on Sundays or any time when the church office is open. Check us out.

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