Sojourners is a child-friendly community. Children are welcome to attend part or all of our worship services. There is a specially designated "Time with Children" offered year-round which typically consists of a music lesson or storytelling. For more information on any of the following programs, please call the church office at 434-977-1481. 

Nursery Care
This is provided for infants up to 3 year olds year round.

Children and Youth
Children Ages 3 -8 (3rd grade) participate in a Montessori style program called "Godly Play" designed by Rev. Dr. Jerome W. Berryman.  Children in grades four-six use a modified version of "Godly Play" with appropriate projects. We welcome junior-senior high youth to participate with adults in worship. Also included in our programming are several intergenerational learning events during the worship hour spread throughout the church year.

Summer programming for children ages 3-3rd grade is held in one room. Youth ages 4th grade and up remain with their parent(s) in the sanctuary for the entire service.

Betty Page
Nursery Caregiver

Betty Page was born and (for the most part) raised in Virginia. Prior to her divorce, she and her much-loved son moved to Charlottesville in 1988. Betty has BA and MA degrees in education from VPI and taught Kindergarten for seven years. Additionally, she has considerable administrative experience and has done enough temporary work to become "a walking encyclopedia of obscure and useless information." Betty became the Nursery Caregiver at Sojourners in 2008.
According to Betty, "there is never a dull moment in the nursery. Members from the congregation, including mothers and fathers, pitch in to help during the worship service. This enables us to provide a well-supported, safe and creative environment. What a pleasure it is to see a church so fully invested in their children!"