Family Program

Whirl Worship is designed for children and families of all shapes and sizes. We really mean this! Age-appropriate programming is geared towards children ages 3 years old through 5th grade. Nursery care is provided for younger children. Programming is also provided for adults who are looking for a time and place to begin their Christian faith journey alongside their young children.


A Progressive Attitude

Whirl Worship has been for families that are looking for an alternative to some of the fundamental, narrow-minded approaches that dominate the religious climate in our culture today. At Whirl Worship, you will find a community of genuine welcome.

The Whirl Worship Approach

One of the realities of our busy culture is that life is often fragmented. Parents drop their children off for sports, dance, and other activities and then hurry to work, a meeting, or some other obligation.  Whirl Worship offers a unique approach. We spend time together, adults and children, for family worship and dinner, but also separate for age-appropriate discussion times.  Another reality of our culture is that activities are expensive for young families. So here is a unique, family experience that is FREE. There is absolutely no registration fee and no charge for dinner.​

Whirl Worship Values​
Inclusive Community

Whirl Worship participants seek a community that is inclusive of all people, including but not limited to: conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, atheists and agnostics, women and men, young and old, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, those of all classes and abilities.​

Space for Questions

Whirl Worship participants find encouragement in the search for meaning and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes.


Community Empowerment

Whirl Worship participants care deeply about the present and future of the Berkley, Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Southfield school districts. Children and their families are the main focus and priority. Whirl Worship participants are committed to a path of life-long learning, advocacy, and compassion.

5:45 p.m. Gathering & Dinner
6:15 p.m. Faith Conversations & Music
7:15 p.m. Devotions & Communion
7:30 p.m. Goodbyes

Convenient Berkley Locations

September through December worship meets at Greenfield.

January through April worship meets at Cana.