Children and Family Ministry


The nursery is provided by professional childcare givers. Children ages 5 and younger are welcome each Sunday throughout the morning, starting at 8:00 am.

Sunday School

Sunday school takes place from 9:15 am – 10:15 am throughout the school year. It is a great way to build friendships with peers and caring, trusted adults, and to learn about and experience God’s love through reading the Bible, hearing stories, and making connections between faith and life.
Sunday School Registration Form

Join Us As We Begin Our 5-Week Unit on Holy Communion!

Feb 17th – Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of the Lamb of God”
Feb 24th – Communion: “Looking back and looking forward to the feast to come”
Mar 3rd – You are invited to “The Feast that launched a Journey of Redemption”
Mar 10th – Communion Celebration Whether you are regularly part of Sunday School or not, all are welcome! Especially if your child has not received Communion instruction – this series is for you!

If at the end of this series your student will be receiving communion for the first time, let us know on the Connections insert so Pastor Darcy can follow up with you. We want this to be a special time for your family.

Coffee Parents Fellowship

Special for Parents

You are invited to stay and get to know other parents by relaxing, drinking coffee or tea, and enjoying treats in the “Parent Zone”, also called “The Oasis”, at the back of SOTH’s sanctuary.

Youth Choir

All young people are invited to sing in the Youth Choir which sings once a month during worship services. Choir practice is coordinated around family and church schedules. Contact Pastor Darcy for more information. A wonderful way for young people to share their gifts.

P.R.A.Y. Program

Affiliated with Girl and Boy Scouts of America, P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) is a Bible-based religious emblems program designed to bring children, youth, and families to Christ.

The P.R.A.Y. program meets the requirements for religious awards in Scouting programs for those of the Protestant or Independent Christian faith. Classes are normally held in the winter for the various age groups of the award. For more information please contact Brian  Behlke at

Volunteer Ministry Opportunities

SOTH loves and encourages children and youth involvement and leadership in all its ministries, including helping with worship and sharing special gifts like singing and playing instruments. Children and Youth who are in the 5th grade and older are invited to be acolytes. Acolytes light candles, hand out and collect offering plates and provide general leadership during worship, training is provided. Contact the Church Administrator to sign-up at admin@sothva or Pastor Darcy at for ways to get connected to service and ministry opportunities.

Summer Youth Events 2019

Vacation Bible School – July 8 – 12, 2019

Another exciting week of Vacation Bible School for ages 4 years old through rising 5th graders. There are opportunities for all to serve!

Vacation Bible School – Cave Quest 2018

Children are welcomed for a week of fun, fellowship and learning in the summer. Each year a new, exciting topic for the curriculum is presented and experienced through activities. In July 2018, we enjoyed spelunking through dark caves with Jesus as our light at Cave Quest Vacation Bible School! We learned Jesus is the one who lights our way and gives us hope for each new day. We challenged, taught, and led 30 children throughout four stations of learning in storytelling, recreation, KidVid, and crafts. A fun filled week in our faith journey together!