Infants and pre-schoolers have childcare provided all morning.
Elementary students have a time of Children’s Worship during the main worship service. After the Sacred Space for Children, elementary students go to the chapel for a short lesson relating to the morning’s scripture readings. They return to the main service following this time.
Youth in 6th through 12th grades have Sunday School following morning worship each week. The Youth class does short-term (about 4 week) units discussing various topics of interest. Recent topics of discussion include an Introduction to the Bible, Politics, and War. Youth are encouraged to give suggestions of topics they would like to discuss in Sunday School.
Faith Dialogues – a discussion class that meets weekly in the Chapel to discuss different ways our faith impacts our daily lives. In Spring 2016, we are learning about different religions and how we can work together as people of faith for the good of all people. We will have discussions and some guest speakers.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Sunday Morning Bible Study – meets in the Parlor. This small group Bible study meets weekly and focuses on one book of the Bible at a time for in depth reading and study. The group is currently studying the book of Genesis.
Regular Faith Development Programs
Meet Me at the Table
Meet Me at the Table – MaTT Club is a place for kids and adults to gather with friends, old and new, at the table with Jesus. Kids in Kindergarten – 5th grade meet on 2 Sunday afternoons a month during the school year for games, crafts, Bible study, dinner, fun with friends, and so much more. There is an annual kick-off event at the end of August and a year-end family party in early June. All kids are welcome to join in this time of fun, learning, and friendship.
Youth Group – Youth Group is a time for youth in 6th – 12th grades to explore what it means to live the Christian faith. Youth meet regularly throughout the year for mission projects, discussions, and fun. During the summers, there are planned trips for mission projects and youth conferences. Meetings are usually on Sunday evenings and all youth are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Annual Faith Development Events
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School, 2016
Vacation Bible School: VBS will be June 6-10, 2016 from 9 am to noon. Children and youth are encouraged to attend. Our theme for 2016 is Surprise! Stories of Discovering Jesus. More information and registration materials will be available in March 2016.
Each summer, many of our children and youth attend Camp Carew. Located just south of Carbondale on Little Grassy Lake, Camp Carew is a place for children and youth to experience the Christian faith in community. Through group living in the small unit, campers and leaders are challenged to work, plan, play, study, sing, and worship together. Registration information is available on the Camp Carew website at www.campcarew.com. Scholarships are available to help offset the cost of going to camp. Contact the church office for more information on scholarships.