Children's Christian Education
NURSERY 10:30 am worship service
The nursery is near the sanctuary and ready for parents with young children who are not quite old enough for Sunday School but need a place to be during worship. With a private bathroom and changing table, age appropriate toys, and rocking chair we know you will be comfortable having your young children stay. Children of all ages are always welcome to stay in worship with their parents.
One of the wonderful gifts that we have as a smaller congregation is the ability to know the children individually and then to tailor their Sunday School experience to there specific needs. Children consistently engage the scripture lesson for the Sunday and think about how God’s word intersects with their lives at home, at school, in sports and clubs, and everywhere in-between. Special emphasis is given to hands-on activities and projects that help children express their faith and have fun together.
Every few years we conduct a special class for youth who are preparing to become full members of the congregation. Confirmation is a dedicated time, typically in the late winter and early spring, that examines what it means to be a member of a church. We examine history, doctrines, confessions and creeds, prayer, and polity. It is our hope that at the end of this class our youth will be prepared to claim their own faith in Jesus Christ and join Christ's church in full ministry. Confirmation is being planned for the winter of 2017. If you have a middle school or high school age youth in your family that would enjoy strengthening their faith and joining the church, contact Pastor Daren.
MONTREAT YOUTH CONFERENCE
Each summer our youth have the opportunity to travel to Montreat North Carolina to join with around 1200 other Presbyterian youth in worship, small groups, and fellowship. This one week conference is highlighted by wonderful keynote messages, strong and even challenging preaching, dynamic worship, and engaging small groups. The week is open to rising High School freshman through just graduated Seniors.