Children's Ministry


Children's Ministry

All are welcome in the land of EPC's Superheroes!

After a kid-friendly dinner, your kids will jump into games, crafts, Bible lessons and skits. Open to kids entering grades K to 5.


  • Tuesday, June 18 - Mac & cheese and hotdogs
  • Wednesday, June 19 - Chicken nuggets
  • Thursday, June 20 - Pancakes
  • Friday, June 21 - Pizza

Register here.

Questions? Contact Emily Culella, EPC's Director of Youth and Children's Ministry at or 630.834.7750. EPC makes accommodations for all learning styles and dietary needs.

Childrens’ Church

For most Sundays, children leave adult-church and engage with each other in age-appropriate lessons from the Bible.  We pray together, learn a story from scripture, do a craft together, laugh together, and then return to adult-church. For the last three Sundays of the month, children go to their own special church. For details about curriculum, accommodations, lessons, contact Emily Culella.

New Busy Boxes

Busy Boxes

The first Sunday of every month, kids participate in the entire worship service. Other Sundays, they leave during the sermon for special activities. Check out the new Busy Boxes located in pews throughout the sanctuary full of activities, prayer sheets and children's bibles if kids (or adults!) need something to keep their hands and minds occupied during the service. Need accommodations? See the note below.

Family Messy Church

What does church look like in 2019? Here at EPC, we are dedicated to learning what it means to worship as the body of Christ. Every other month, our church hosts “Family Messy Church.” We eat together, learn the bible together, and craft together!  All ages, families, and abilities welcome!

Nursery Services


The EPC nursery is available Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. The nursery is staff by Allison Thoms, who is originally from Chicago and grew up on the northside near the Lincoln Square neighborhood. She moved to Elmhurst three years ago to pursue a bachelor's degree in Music Education with focus on choir and vocal performance. She has worked as a camp counselor, nanny and resident advisor at her college in the past and loves opportunities to work with young children. Allison is very excited to work in the nursery!

We Believe in Accommodations

 At EPC, we are dedicated to exploring faith with all people of all needs and abilities. Each one of our pews contains a bin for young worshipers filled with age-appropriate tools to help them worship with us, even if they can’t read, talk, or sing yet!

Because we know that all children don’t worship in the same way, we also have bins for children who have special sensory needs or children who are neuro-diverse.  For one of these specialized pew bins, see Emily Culella, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry.

How can we best accompany your child on their faith journey? Let us know if we can help with any learning accommodations or needs.