Children & Families



The amazing Meagan Flint will again be working with anyone in grades Preschool-12 who would like to share their gift of song this Summer.  All abilities are welcome – just bring your love of music.  Mark your calendars for these ocean-themed rehearsals and performance:

-Sunday August 5th (11-12noon, practice),

Wednesday August 15th (6:30-8:00pm, special music-focused evening workshop!),

-Sunday August 19th (11-12noon, practice), and August 26th (performance during the 10:00am service).

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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 Director Survey Results are In!

Our Faith Programs Director Search Committee thanks all respondents for sharing their thoughts and suggestions in the survey handed out in March.  Here are the results they have carefully collected and compiled.
Faith Programs Role Survey GraphFaith Programs Budget Deficit Comfort Level Graph.




A Message From Our Faith Programs Co-Coordinators

Take a minute to read  Barbara and Debbie’s letter of appreciation and their plans for the coming months ahead.






Summer Sunday School Begins July 15 
Ocean Theme Inspired from Isaiah 43:2

Faith Program Co-coordinators, Barbara and Debbie, are planning an amazing summer program!   Starting July 15, every Sunday will be a new adventure as we explore our relationship with God and discover the wonderful, complicated layers of the ocean.  Learn how you can volunteer or donate to help complete the variety of ocean activities planned for the children.  Check out the fun-filled, educational schedule that Barbara and Debbie have prepared for the children!





 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 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.

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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