Children and Youth

Children and Worship: We warmly welcome children to the worship service by providing a Worship Bag and children’s activity bulletin every Sunday. Pastor Boling gives a special Children’s Message every week that is related to the overall theme of the service. We do not staff a church nursery, but we fully understand that parents may need to step out with a restless infant or toddler as needed and return when ready. Children and youth assist the pastor as worship leaders from time to time. The Youth Choir sings approximately six times a year.

Vacation Bible Camp:  “Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good” was the theme of this summer’s Vacation Bible Camp, July 7-11. Each day of our Bible safari included dinner, music, crafts, Bible discovery, games, skits and a “KidVid cinema” featuring real kids sharing real stories of how they know God is good even when life is difficult. Spectacular decorations transformed the Parish House into an African savannah. Loving volunteers and eager campers spent a wonderful week together. Watch for details for Vacation Bible Camp 2020! 

Bible Palooza!  What happens when you put kids together with caring adults for three hours on Sunday afternoon and add games, lunch, music, Bible storytelling, discussion, arts and crafts and a snack? Bible Palooza, that’s what! Once a quarter we pull out all the stops and plan a fun and faith-filled afternoon of learning for kids of all ages. Past Bible Palooza themes have included Bible Heroes, Psalm 23, We Worship Together, and C.S.I. God (Church Scripture Investigation).

Children’s Christmas Pageant: Each year on the second Sunday of Advent, an original Christmas Pageant written by Pastor Ruth takes the place of the sermon. There is always a part for every child and teenager in the church, and even some of the adults!

 

Scholarship Sunday:  On October 21, 2018 we were pleased to award four (4) college scholarships to our students who are furthering their education in college or graduate school.