Elementary and 'Tweens
Elementary - Grades 1- 5
‘Tweens - Grades 6- 8
Under the careful guidance of our teaching staff and volunteers, children in elementary and middle school continue along the journey of faith formation by exploring the connection between giving, serving and faith. During Sunday morning classes children use a variety of age-appropriate learning methods to experience the biblical story or theological concept. This challenges the children to have a stronger mutual respect for others and a deeper relationship with God.
A further opportunity for children’s faith formation occurs approximately 15 minutes into the service, when all children are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary for Time with the Children. This time provides for a short spiritual lesson for the children, with adults in the congregation in attendance. Once the lesson has been presented the children are dismissed to attend their morning class.
All Out – an intergenerational dinner with fun and fellowship held monthly, where children and ‘tweens are active participants.
Christmas Pageant – an annual Christmas Eve Pageant, whereby all children from tots to teens are encouraged to participate.
Palm Sunday - a celebration with a procession during worship of children and adults waving palm branches. Children are welcome to the corral to view and pet the donkeys after worship.
Acolytes – through the lighting of candles on the Communion Table, elementary and ‘tweens (grades 3-8) participate in leading the congregation into Sunday morning worship.
Communion – children and youth participate in this ritual, as the Lord’s Table is welcome to all.