Study, Learn, Faith Formation
DUE TO COVID, THE PROGRAMMING HAS CHANGED SUCH THAT YOUTH GROUPS ARE STILL MEETING WHILE SUNDAY SCHOOL IS VIRTUAL. AFTER COVID IS UNDER CONTROL, THE IN-PERSON PROGRAMS AS DESCRIBED BELOW WILL START BACK UP AGAIN.
Faith Formation, studying and learning take different forms in our church. All children, adults, and families are welcome here. We offer a preschool nursery program on Sunday mornings, Sunday school programs for preschool children through middle school youth, and a specialized year-long confirmation program on Sunday evenings for high school age youth. Opportunities for adult education take place throughout the year and include Bible Studies, Lenten Series Program, Book Groups, and Prayer Groups.
On Sunday mornings, we provide a nursery for children ages birth to 4 years from 9:15am until the conclusion of the church service.
Preschool and Kindergarten
Preschool and Kindergarten children begin class on Sundays at 9:15am.
Grades 1 – 8 (Elementary and Middle School)
First through 8th grade children and youth begin classes on Sundays following the Children’s Message and are dismissed during the church service.
High School students in 9th grade and above are invited to participate in Confirmation. Confirmation helps our young people take real responsibility for understanding their faith and its power. Through service opportunities, mentor relationships, and the challenge to do a whole lot more than just learn a few facts, they see the church and their faith as something that truly belongs to them. Confirmation will help teens build a bond that will last throughout their Christian lives. At the end of their confirmation journey together, each youth will choose whether or not to be confirmed as a sign of their ability to take charge of their own spiritual lives. All participants, whatever their decision, are honored in a special service dedicated to their work, exploration, and discoveries.
Recent programs for adults include the annual Lenten Series, Bible Study, and Prayer Groups. These programs are led by lay leaders or clergy. The popular Lenten Series has included topics such as grief and loss, and caring for family members with dementia and Alzheimer’s. After worship prayer meetings have regularly taken place on Sundays and are also very popular. We believe in the importance of lifelong learning and supporting one another through continued exploration of the Gospel and our faith as it applies to everyday events.
Our church has two youth groups: High School and Middle School. With support from our congregation along with hard working fundraising efforts, the youth in our church community are able to accomplish great things.
Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm.
A typical High School youth group year kicks off in September with a group trip to Kimball’s Farm for fun and entertainment. In October, our youth go apple picking at Tougas Farm. Afterward, they use all of their freshly picked apples to bake apple pies and deliver them to a local homeless shelter. December presents an opportunity for our youth to support our youth alums who are attending college by sending them care packages as they prepare for their final exams. With the football season coming to an close in January, it marks our youth group’s Super Bowl Sub fundraiser. Not only does our church get to enjoy some yummy delicious subs, but their monies also go directly toward the funding of the annual mission trip. The mild May weather provides a great opportunity to participate in one of the many local walk/run events that benefit our community. And to culminate the year, the youth group heads out of town in June on a mission trip where they put in many hours of hard work to help improve the lives of others in need.
Middle School (grades 5-8)
First and third Sundays of the month, 5:30-7:00pm
The Middle School youth group brings 5th-8th grade youth together to build positive relationships, engage in conversation and reflection on topics relevant to their lives, and to have fun! Typical meetings include sharing a meal, discussion, activities such as: small outreach projects, games, seasonal outdoor activities, movies, and more. As one can see, our youth program does a lot and would love to have you participate as well! God is making a difference in our youth and our youth are making a difference in the world. Please join in on the good work by registering below.