Sunday morning Learning (pre-K – 5th grade)
Good energy is being put into the creation of a new approach to raising our youngest children in the faith. Our fall of 2021 start to the Sunday School year will call upon our parents to more directly participate in the faith formation of their children. We will, as always, gather at 10:35 a.m. to start our Sunday School hour. Children from three years of age up through our 5th grade children will be invited to learn the Bible story of the day—with an opening lesson, time in the classroom for craft and snack and prayer followed by choir. We are committed to the Spark bible lesson of the day. Which means that the message for adults in worship will almost always be the lesson our children will learn in their Sunday School time.
Confirmation (6th grade – 9th grade)
Pastor Greg has written a three-year Confirmation program entitled, “I Send You.” This study provides each Confirmation student with an in-depth look at Christian basics and important church teachings. Confirmation nights (held September through April) start with a large group lesson and followed by small group time in which adult mentors meet with their two students to share thoughts and pray over the highs and lows of the day. Servant work and an occasional fun night are parts of the confirmation experience.
Attending a week of Bible camp is encouraged sometime during the three years of a youth’s Confirmation experience. The congregation commits to paying for at least half of the cost of a week of Bible camp.
9th graders complete their Confirmation learning with the early fall guided-reading of Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together, as preparation for the writing of their faith statements. Confirmation Sunday is held on the last Sunday in October. After Confirmation Sunday, 9th graders are welcomed into the Senior High youth group!
Senior High “Alive” (9th grade – 12th grade)
The newly remodeled Youth Room provides an energetic updated setting for Senior High youth group to meet in person as we emerge from a “Covid winter.”
The kids are leading the way in this work! Weekly faith talks on Sunday mornings, yearly servant trips, and relationship building time together are all at the heart of this group’s reason for being.