Children & Families


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 Marg Stark, our minister of Faith Programs. Or contact Marg at 619.284.1129 or by email.



Marg Stark Announcement 

Marg Stark steps down as our Minister of Faith Programs January 31, 2018.  Please read Pastor Darryl’s letter to the congregation.



Pageant of the MastersStarting Nov. 12, Children & Youth Gear Up for 
“Pageant of the Masters” Christmas Program

In Sunday School starting Nov. 12, the children will begin working on the Children’s Christmas Program — this year devoted to master works of art that tell the Advent story. Don’t miss the casting, music, and script work.  Here is the rehearsal schedule, including two after-church rehearsals, culminating in the Dec. 17, 10 AM performance. Parent volunteers are needed to help with costumes and props on Nov. 12 after worship.



Fall & Advent Important Dates for Children & Families

KCC children and families, take note and be with us for all the learning, music, glory, and fun.

ibarraBlessings & Bounties for the Children and Families at Ibarra Elementary

*Harvest Sunday, Nov. 19:  The Ministry of Mission and Outreach invites you to bring new socks, underwear, and/or PJs for the children at Ibarra Elementary.  We need these items for girls and boys of all sizes, between five and 11 years old. The items will be blessed on Harvest Sunday.  You can also volunteer on Nov. 27 at 10 AM to deliver the items to the school.  Read more here.

*Thanksgiving Serving, Sunday, Nov. 26: Sign up to provide food and/or to create, transport and serve the lunches. Learn more here.

  Sunday School

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.

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]

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 underway this year, taught by our minister Rev. Darryl Kistler and Minister of Faith Programs, Marg Stark. 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.

Youth Choir

We offer FREE music instruction for ages Preschool through 12th Grades on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, 11 AM to 11:45 AM, in the Youth Hall. The choir will combine instruction with social justice themes, as well as performance opportunities a few times a year in church.  The choir resumes this fall under the direction of Meagan Flint.

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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