Central seeks to provide a welcoming place for families with children, to help children know and feel the love of God, and to help parents guide their children in developing their faith.

Sunday Mornings

Childcare - Central provides a nursery staffed by professional childcare workers for children age 3 and under during the Sunday School hour. There are separate rooms for infants, for walking toddlers, and children age 2 and up. All rooms are located on the first floor of the Campbell-Eagan Building and open at 9:30 a.m. Parents are given pagers so that the nursery staff can notify them if their child is upset or ill.

Sunday School - Children age 3 and older may attend their own Sunday School classes on the second floor of the Oglesby Education Building.

We use the Godly Play curriculum.

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Extended Session - During the worship hour, when more children are present, volunteers from the congregation assist the paid childcare staff. Extended Session is open to children age 6 and younger.

All parents of children in this age group are assigned volunteer Sundays. An online schedule is posted and parents who cannot serve their designated Sunday can trade Sundays with another parent and notify the childcare coordinator.

Children in Worship - Central is committed to welcoming children as full participants in our worship services. Children of any age are always welcome in worship with their parents. Families often serve together as ushers and greeters, by ringing the church bell, and bringing forward communion elements. Older children also enjoy serving as lectors offering the Scripture readings.

Sunday Lunch - Lunch is served in Tull Hall each Sunday immediately following the worship service. Families with young children are expected and encouraged to “cut in line” and get their food earlier. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children over age 2.


If you are a member of Central, please consider volunteering your time to spend a Sunday caring for some of our younger members. This experience is a great way to fulfill your baptismal vow to help nurture the children of our congregation as they grow in the faith.


Join Central families for a playground gathering at the Decatur "toy park" on Saturday, October 25, at 10:00 a.m. The Park is a joint initiative of the First Christian Church of Decatur and the Ponce de Leon Heights Neighborhood Association and is situated in downtown Decatur at the intersection of West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Nelson Ferry Road, and Northern Avenue (click here for directions). There is usually plenty of street parking, and you may also park in the church's parking lot, which you may access from Ponce de Leon.

This park is a Decatur-area favorite, known for its riding toys, such as scooters, tricycles, bikes, wagons, and push cars, as well as play houses/kitchens and many other toys donated by the community. There are also stumps for climbing, a large green space, and traditional playground equipment. Parents can sit and chat at picnic tables or on park benches, and kids have a safe, secure place to run around. **Non-walkers also find plenty to do with push toys and places to crawl.**

Dancing Goats, a fabulous coffee shop, is practically next door, and a number of fun lunch spots (The Marlay, Farm Burger, Chai Pani, and Taqueria del Sol) are within a short, short stroll. 

Contact person is Kimberly Head Amos. RSVP'ing is great, but feel free to just show up. Kimberly, Lewis, Anne, and Elizabeth look forward to seeing y'all there!