Children’s Worship is offered for K-5th Grade every Sunday, except the 2nd Sunday of the month, which is an inter-generational worship service. Children leave the sanctuary after the Message for All Ages to continue their worship experience learning about the stories and core practices faith. We go to the downstairs classroom and will meet back in the Fellowship Hall after worship.
SATURDAY WORSHIP STUDIO "PRAYGROUND"
Children are welcome in our Saturday evening service as it is a service designed to be inter-generational. We understand that for younger worship participants noise and movement are natural. We consider it a joyful noise to God. We provide a “prayground” space in the worship area for children to read, draw, and play.
KIDS BOOK CLUB
A book club for 4th through 8th grade students. Book selections are chosen by the group. Previous selections have been Pax by Sara Penny Packer and I am Malala: How One Girl Stood up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai.
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES
Faith Formation Classes for children and youth are provided in the Fall and Spring in four to six week sessions before 10:30 AM Sunday Worship. Adult classes are offered at the same time and childcare is provided for children ages 4 and under.
Fall Faith Formation Classes
September 22nd - October 13th. Classes start at 9:15 AM for all ages,
and will meet for 4 consecutive Sundays. Breakfast and childcare provided.
Grades K-8th. Deep Blue Life
The Deep Blue Life curriculum encourages kids to dig deeper into the stories of faith, to live life faithfully, and to connect with each other and God. The focus of this section of lessons will all be on violence kids may experience and how to handle that in their lives. Lesson topics include: Violence in superheroes, Fighting with siblings, and Feeling really angry.
Children will spend time together in a large group then split into small groups for discussion.
SUPER SUNDAY EVENTS
Super Sundays are free events for children and families sponsored by the Roger's Fund. They are typically scheduled after Sunday morning worship. We eat lunch then go out for an activity together. Examples of Super Sunday events are apple picking, ice skating, bowling, hiking, caroling, and more.
Check out our calendar for more information about upcoming Super Sunday events.
SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED FOR JOHN'S RIVER VALLEY CAMP
The Board of Faith Formation offers partial scholarships to students from the church who want to attend summer camp at John's River Valley Camp in Collettsville, NC. John's River Valley Camp is a UCC affiliated camp that offers week long summer camp experiences for students 3rd grade and up. For more information on the camp you can visit their website. jrvc.org