Maggie Harding, Children's Co-Director
Lindsey Patterson, Children's Co-Director
At Methodist Temple we believe that every child is uniquely and wonderfully made; there are no two children who are just alike. And at the same time, we believe that we are each made in the image of a loving God whose Light shines within All. We strive to emulate the beloved Mr. Rogers who taught us how redeeming and powerful it is to hear even just one neighbor say, “I love you just as you are.”
The purpose of the Temple KIDZ Ministry is to create a safe space where kids can belong and begin connecting with God, themselves and each other. We encourage questions and curiosity as kids explore their faith. We help kids discover their gifts and create opportunities for them to share those gifts. We introduce kids to practices that help them begin to notice the Presence of God in their lives. Perhaps most importantly, we instill in kids the notion that they were made in the image of a loving God, that they are loved by God just as they are and that Jesus shows us how to love by how he lived. We also have lots of fun and have been known to get pretty messy at times!