Growing in Faith: Youth
It is important for all of us to learn about faith - including our youth
We tailor the message and discussions to the experience and age of our youth. They are intelligent and capable of deep thoughts and appreciating the message.
A CLASS FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION WILL BE HELD MARCH 22ND FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN. ANY SCHOOL AGED CHILD WHO IS ASKING QUETSIONS ABOUT CHRIST'S TABLE, AND WHO SEEMS READY TO LEARN ABOUT THIS SACRAMENT IS WELLCOME TO ATTEND WITH THEIR PARENTS
Children from preschool through 6th grade experience the Word of God through a fun curriculum that incorporates Bible lessons, activities, and music. Several times during the year, children gather with adults for special intergenerational activities.
Prior to their First Communion and generally when a child is in second grade, children are taught the meaning of the sacrament. Pastor meets with the class several times before the children have their First Communion.
We love to see children in the sanctuary; however, please know that we have a nursery if your child needs it. There are speakers in this room so that the service can be heard. We welcome children in either place.
Twice per month at 11:15 am on Sundays, the high school youth will meet to study and discuss the Bible.
7th and 8th graders prepare for confirmation and full membership in the church by attending Sunday 8:30am classes to study the Bible and church doctrine. Field trips relate to their studies. Confirmation is held on the last Sunday of October when Confirmands are recognized as full members. Prior to their First Communion and generally when a child is in second grade, children are taught the meaning of the sacrament. Pastor meets with the class several times before the children have their First Communion.
Children ages three to ten are welcome to gather downstairs during the 10am service, after the Children's Sermon until Communion. Members of the congregation offer supervised activities during this time.