Sunday School for children pre-K through 4th grade is held during our worship service. The children stay in the sanctuary for the first 15 minutes of the service and then spend the rest of the hour with our Children’s Ministry Leader, Christine Paraszczuk. During that time they have lessons, crafts and other activities.
A confirmation class is being held for youth in grades five through seven. We are learning about the Old Testament in 2007-2008 and the New Testament in the following year.
Special family worship services are held on a monthly basis. These worship services are geared for the whole family to worship together. We use stories, object lessons and children’s songs to convey the message of God’s love and greatness in ways that everyone can understand. It is our goal to make the worship service a festive celebration and a time of enjoyable and memorable learning. Please see “Upcoming Events” for the next scheduled family worship service.
Each summer we run a wonderful Vacation Bible School program. We usually have 40-50 kids (pre-k through 6th grade) enjoying games, crafts, Bible lessons, skits, songs and activities. The program runs for one week, from 9:30 until 12 noon. Check “Upcoming Events” for the date of our next VBS program.
Our Youth Group has been very active in the past few years. Eight of us went on a mission trip to Puerto Rico with Group Workcamps in the summer of 2005. In the summer of 2006 five of us went to CHIC – our triennial youth conference held at the University of Tennessee. It was a fantastic week with 5,000 other teens, great speakers great bands, fun activities, small group discussions, seminars, and a mission project. (We packed over a million meals to feed starving children in the Sudan and collected an offering of over $100,000 to build a medical clinic and to build, staff, and supply a new school – also in Sudan.)
Some of our annual events include Winterfest (a regional youth retreat in January), the 30 Hour Fast (a mission project to raise funds for hungry children around the world) and helping out with VBS. Our weekly meetings are held most Sundays at 6:30PM.