Children and Youth

IN PERSON GATHERING!!!!! GOD TIME FAMILIES AND GUIDES JUNE 2021

While we were physically separated, we are going to share photos of our church children and youth.

We are always together in spirit and in the Body of Christ!

Our Christmas Pageant: Filmed one household at a time for safety reasons To watch the video of the pageant, please go to the VIDEO page of this website.

         

TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF: November, 2020

           

In September, we had a DRIVE THROUGH Rally Sunday!


              

In August, we surprised the children and youth with Foster Memorial Tee Shirts!

On June 14, God Time Guides and Pastor Barbara surprised our children and youth with a visit and Rainbow theme gifts including ice cream with rainbow sprinkles!

Check out our slideshow of the God Time Guides surprise visit as well as other fun slide shows on the VIDEO page of this website!

                    

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The Kobjack girls baking with Flat Jesus as helper

 

 

In regular times:

Nursery/Childcare: Sunday mornings: 9:30 AM – end of worship

We have a wonderful childcare staff person who is in the nursery each Sunday, assisted by an adult volunteer member of the congregation.

Our nursery is open to infants, toddlers and preschool age children.

 

God Time (Sunday School)

We have God Time groups offered for children and youth from 3 years old through junior high school.  The curriculum we follow is called “Whole People of God” and follows the lectionary; this means that, on most Sundays, the children and youth are focusing on the same Bible passages and teachings as the adults in worship in the sanctuary.  Our God Time Guides and helpers are adult volunteers from the congregation.

All children and youth participating in God Time groups begin worship with the adults in our sanctuary at 10AM (9:30AM in the summer).  After a special “Time with the Children,” children and youth leave for God Time.  On the first Sunday of the month, children, youth and God Time Guides are offered the elements of Holy Communion before leaving worship in the sanctuary.

Nursery Care and God Time are offered throughout the school year and summer months.

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Acolytes

Our young people serve as acolytes “bringing forth the light” at the beginning of the worship service and carrying it back out at the end of worship.

        Confirmation Classes

Our pastor offers Confirmation classes for youth in grades 7-12 in the spring.

Special Programs

Throughout the year, we offer special programs for children including Christmas Fun and our Christmas Pageant. Children and youth are also invited to participate in our Children’s Choir. In June, we hold a special Children’s Sunday, celebrating the children’s ministries throughout the past school year.

 

Sponsored Youth

Our God Time children and youth sponsor a youth through the UCC Sponsorship Program. We have been sponsoring Tenzin, a refugee from Tibet who lives and goes to school in India for four years. Tenzin was born in December of 2003. The children and youth help with an Annual Pancake Brunch to raise funds for this sponsorship.

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