Children & Youth Ministry

Due to public health concerns surrounding Covid-19, we have suspended group activities, including in-person children and youth gatherings, until further notice. However, we encourage you to join us for our livestream worship each Sunday at 10:00 AM, in addition to online children and youth activities throughout the week. Email Jake Greenberg to join our weekly Zoom meetings. Please explore our offerings here!


Love God, Love Others, Show Others how to Love God

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“You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden.”

—Matthew 5:14

September 2020
The Church’s youth programs are underway! The Forum and middle school groups both met this past week, on Sunday (9/20) and Wednesday (9/23) respectively, and had a great time connecting to friends – new and old – while maintaining social distancing and keeping our masks securely on. A few notes for continuing and new programming:
  • Middle school will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on the Church grounds, alternating between the lawn and the gathering space next to Wedge Pond as numbers and space availability permit.
  • Forum will be meeting weekly on Sundays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. We will be meeting in the parking lot next to the Reno Garden unless indicated otherwise through an announcement sent out.
  • We are excited to announce that our Kindergarten through 5th grade program, Stepping Stones, will be starting up again on Sunday, October 4th from 11:30 to 12:30 pm on the Church lawn, meeting biweekly thereafter.
  • At all of our programs, we will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks throughout each event.
If your child has not registered, and you would like them to participate in Church school, please register them at the following links:
Thank you to all of you who have given your time, energy, and feedback to the Children and Youth Faith Formation team as we navigate these trying times.
Best,
Jake

Sunday Classes

Children’s Chapel Service: All Grades (Pre-k through 12th grade)
The first Sunday of each month all of the children and youth of our church will worship together in a Chapel Service (though because of the renovation of the Chapel…some months it may be held other places in the church). During worship together, we will have guest adults inspire the youth with their faith stories or something that they are passionate about. The older youth will help to lead the service. We will begin in the Chapel these weeks instead of heading to the sanctuary first. At the end of the service, the youth will head into the sanctuary and participate with their families in Communion.

Stepping Stones classes for Grades Pre-K through 5th
Stepping Stones is our weekly Sunday School program. This fall we will be learning about Samuel and David. We will begin each week (except for the first Sunday of each month) in the sanctuary and leave for our classes after the Time for the Young. Read more about Stepping Stones…

Grades 6th-12th
This year all of our high school and middle school youth will be offered a time to learn and study the bible and how it relates to our lives today. Each week of the month will be a slightly different offering which allows the youth to participate any time they are available.

  • First Sunday of the Month: Chapel Service
  • Second Sunday of the Month: Nooma Discussions and Video
  • Third Sunday of the Month: Sanctuary Worship or helping in the Stepping Stones Classes
  • Fourth Sunday of the Month: Bible Study led by Ben Pulaski
  • Fifth Sunday of the Month: Mission Sunday (We will do some sort of outreach or mission project)


Adults Needed!

We are always looking for adults to assist with our youth program. We have opportunities for assistant teachers for Stepping Stones, small group leaders for the youth programs, second adults for Forum and other activities, and chaperones for mission trips and other outings. There is always some way to connect with the youth, and you will find that your faith grows as your help others learn more about who they are and their place in God’s world. Email Ben Pulaski if you can help.

CORI Form: cori-acknowledgement


For more information about our programs, check out…

Infant-5th Grade Ministry

Middle School Ministry

High School Ministry

 

 

 

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