2018 Fall Events

Fall is in full swing and we are so excited for all that is happening in DCC Kids. Here is a list of some upcoming events to save on your calendars.

  • November 18 | Child Dedications –  The dedication of our children is a celebration of God’s gift, and a time in which we ask for his guidance and blessing in the life of the child. Join us for this special event – Contact Michelle or Maggie for more information.
  • December 8 | Pancakes & Pajamas – Join us in your pajamas for breakfast, games, carols & fun! If you would like to purchase a gift on behalf of  a parent who can’t be with their child on Christmas, grab an angel from our trees starting November 11.

At DCC Kids, our mission is to love God and others, journey together in community, equip children and parents as Christ Followers and share all of that with everyone we cross paths with.

On Sunday mornings, we create an environment for fun and celebration that kids love in order to foster relationships with volunteers and each other. We introduce biblical concepts, just for kids. This means a large group teaching with plenty of  comedy and drama, upbeat musical worship, hands-on learning and small group conversation with kid-centric language. We also send parents and kids home with resources to dive deeper as a family into a relationship with our loving God.

Our prayer is that kids walk away feeling so loved by Christ and our volunteers, whether they are fresh babies or tweens. Christ loves us indefinitely and we hope to pass that along to all kids who walk (or crawl) through the doors of DCC Kids.

Our goal is to provide fun, safe, and age appropriate activities and content that will help teach all children (infants – 5th grade) the values and practices of DCC.

The Children’s Ministry is available during all of our gatherings at Uptown & Wash Park.

INFANT ROOM (0 – 12 months) 

For our smallest DCC Kiddos, our volunteers provide loving care and attention so that parents can engage the adult teaching with peace of mind. Please feel free to share any details about feeding, sleeping and diapering that would make this a success for your baby. Mothers are also welcome to use this room to nurse if needed.

TODDLERS (12 – 24 months) 

Our time with toddlers is spent playing, singing songs, making friend and eating snacks. If your child has any dietary restrictions, please let us know during drop off.

2 & 3 YEAR – OLDS

In this room kids begin to learn and practice God’s word through curriculum. This typically includes stories, circle time, games, table time, snacks, memory verse, and prayer.

4 & 5  YEAR – OLDS

In this room kids begin to learn more about the story of the Bible and how they are invited to play a part through their unique story. They are also learning how to put biblical truths into practice in their own lives. This class includes a time of musical worship, small groups, and Christ-centered activities.


 In this class kids will continue learning about the good, big story of the Bible and how they are invited to play a part. This class dives deeper into scripture studying biblical truths and putting them into practice. Through large group teaching, musical worship and small groups, the kids are introduced to many different avenues of learning.

4th & 5th GRADE

At this age kids are ready to be challenged by deeper conversation. We continue to engage in musical worship, small groups, and Christ-centered activities, and begin to help these kids learn how to be young leaders and begin to make faith their own.


Infant room (0-12 mos)           1:4
Toddler room (12–24 mos)     1:6
2s&3s                                           1:8
4-6 Yr. Olds                                1:12
7-11 Yr. Olds                               1:12

Psalm 127 tells us that children are a gift from God. Therefore, we have an awesome responsibility to love them, care for them and teach them. As parents who are seeking to follow Jesus, you have the great privilege and responsibility to model what it means to live in the ways of Jesus. More than anyone else, your children will watch you as they seek to follow Jesus themselves. 

Our vision at DCC Kids is to equip you with enough resources to engage with your children in between Sundays and instill the truths from the Bible stories they hear in the classroom.



Check out this video for a preview of this month’s theme for 2s and 3s as well as 4s and 5s!



Check out this video for a preview of this month’s theme for Kindergarten through Elementary!

Our priority is to make sure we create a safe environment for all of our volunteers and kids. In order to do this, we have set in place the following policies and procedures.


All volunteers must go through a background check and approval process before being allowed to serve in each of our classrooms.


Make sure your child has gone through the official check-in process with our Check-In team located on the 3rdfloor in the front of the DCC Kids entrance at Wash Park or the landing inside the DCC Kids entrance at Uptown. Families will receive two ID tags for each child with a corresponding family ID number.  If you do not have your ID tag or an orange volunteer lanyard, you may not be allowed access to the DCC Kids areas.


Volunteers will never go into the bathroom alone with your child. If your child need help, two adults will assist your child.


Please communicate any allergies your child may have to the volunteers working with your child.


If your child is having trouble following the guidelines that have been put in place, the volunteers will first try directing the child’s behavior. If that doesn’t work, the children’s pastor will be contacted so that they can handle the situation apart from your child’s small group.


We ask that a child be fever free for at least 24 hours before entering the environments.


First aid kids are readily available to our volunteers and placed throughout the children’s ministry environments.


All volunteers have been trained on our church  emergency evacuation plan. There is a map on the wall by the door of each classroom with the emergency exit route, along with a red bag containing everything volunteers will need to execute the emergency evacuation plan and lead the children to safety.


Should your child get lost after he or she has been dropped off, the environment will be shut down and no one will be allowed to enter or exit until your child has been found.


Volunteers are trained to wear gloves and sanitize the training area. Other adults are around during the process and will let you know that your child has been changed. If you prefer to change a diaper yourself, please communicate this to the volunteers in your classroom and they will page you as needed.


We wipe down each toy with antibacterial wipes and let them air dry after all of the children have left.

We believe that living in community allows us to journey together and demonstrate God’s love to all people. There are many ways for our families to get connected and feel a part of the DCC community.


We have many family-friendly groups which are a great place to begin building connections through community.


God calls us to join together, each using our unique gifts to create one body. If you are gifted and passionate about serving families and teaching children we would love to connect you to the children’s ministry.

  • Sunday Morning Room Volunteers
    • Early Childhood Volunteers (2’s & 3’s, Toddlers, Infants)
    • Small Group Leaders (Preschool/Kindergarten & Elementary)
    • Check-In Team

Contact Maggie (Uptown) or Michelle (Wash Park) to find out more about these opportunities.

We also have many service opportunities for families to build better connections to your community here at DCC and in the city of Denver.


DCC MOPS meets every other Friday morning at DCC from September through May.
MOPS is a space for moms of littles – by that we mean, pregnant with your first up to having kids in preschool. If we are being honest, sometimes deciding to flourish scares us, because flourishing is wild and organic. It is unpredictable and hard to define and far from tame. It is a dance with holy goodness. And that is both terrifying and thrilling. This next year at MOPS, we are choosing to flourish fiercely together.
For information about MOPS groups starting in September 2018 at Uptown and Wash Park, reach out to MOPS@denverchurch.org, or visit our MOPS Facebook, or the MOPS website.



We love to keep our families up-to-date on what’s happening in DCC Kids. Join our listserv to get information on upcoming events, monthly curriculum, and other ideas on how to demonstrate God’s love to your kids and the community.

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NOVEMBER 11 | Sunday Morning Gatherings

Project Angel Tree Begins: Purchase a gift on behalf of a parent who can’t be with their child on Christmas – Grab an angel tag from our trees at both locations.

November 18 | Sunday Morning Gatherings

Child Dedications: The dedication of our children is a celebration of God’s gift, and a time in which we ask for his guidance and blessing in the life of the child. Join us for this special event – Contact Michelle or Maggie for more information.



Wash Park Children’s Pastor



Uptown Children’s Pastor