Our deepest desire is that Commons would be a home for people from all walks of life and all ages; and we want the children to feel as loved, accepted, involved, known, as anyone else who walks through our doors. This is the way Jesus said it should be. That’s why children are invited to join us during worship and participate as parents feel is appropriate.
We also have a nursery room with a live video feed of the service where you can stay with your child or drop them off with our volunteers. Finally, fully staffed kids classrooms for Toddlers, Preschool and Grades K-5 open after the music every Sunday morning.
In order to ensure the safety of our kids we use a Check In system to ensure that only you can pick up your child. If you're visiting, one of our volunteers can help you check in. Follow the signs downstairs at the coffee break. If you've checked in before, just type your phone number in on the self check in iPad near the Connection Centre upstairs or by the doors to the children's area downstairs and it will print you a drop off tag. If you are planning a visit you can pre-register your child and we will have everything ready for you so you can use the self check in stations when you arrive.
It takes a lot of volunteers to care for our children well. Our volunteers invest their time, energy and love into our children and we are deeply grateful. In order to ensure a safe environment, volunteering requires proper vetting and background checks. If you would like to volunteer visit www.commons.life to get started.
As the community continues to grow and mature one of the next big investments we are making is in our youth. We want our Jr High and High School aged students to feel part of the larger Sunday services, but we also recognize the unique need our youth have to connect with other students their age.
Commons Youth gathers monthly to carve out community for youth grades 7 to 12. With a strong group of volunteers, we meet on the first Friday of every month to build relationships, consider themes in faith, and have a lot of fun together. Join the Commons Youth Facebook Group to stay connected to what’s coming up.
Commons Church is committed to creating safe places for people to hear the message of Jesus. This includes safe spaces for children, students and vulnerable people. We recognize that we are a reflection of God’s love to those in our care and we take our responsibility to them seriously. We view ourselves as partners with parents, seeking to provide quality care and instruction in our ministry to the family. Commons Church works to ensure we are compliant with the Plan to Protect documents available here.