Children & Youth Education

Children in Our Faith Community


As a family centered Church, we have a wonderful support system for children and youth to include them as part of our faith community in both worship and fellowship.  Every Sunday, we gather for worship as one body, welcoming children in our midst just as Jesus did. Children are invited to sit in our unique "Prayground" in the worship space, where Christian education materials related to the morning message, soft toys, and simple crafts are provided. Children may also remain with their family members during worship, or family members may join their children in the "Prayground" area. Families, children, teens, or even the eldest amongst us also have an option of worshipping in the nearby Conference Room, where you can see and hear worship, while also having your own "sound proof" place to gather. We also have a nearby Nursery that includes audio access to our worship services. After worship, we all join together for a casual lunch, fellowship and conversation time.

This year, our entire worshipping community will be learning together as our Pastor Mary Sue Brookshire leads us through an exploration of the Bible from start to finish.  We hope you'll bring your entire family, whatever the shape and size, to join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for worship, followed by lunch and conversation. Dress can be as formal or casual as you wish, for at Pioneer Ocean View UCC, whoever who you are and wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome here!


Safe Church Policy


Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in which young people can learn about and experience God’s love following the guidelines and goals of a Safe Church. 

Group of POVUCC youth at camp