Learn & Grow

Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

 Children are not the church of tomorrow…they are the church of today.

Christ Church is committed to connecting and making disciples of all ages. Our children’s ministry serves the very youngest of our congregation up into high school. For more information about our Children and Youth Ministry, please fill out the form below.

Nursery
Our Nursery, for infants and toddlers through age two, is located in the lower level and is available during Sunday School classes and the 10:30 worship service. We utilize a pager system to let parents know if their presence is needed.

9:15 AM Sunday School
Classes are held in our lower level for younger children and in our Youth Room for older children/youth and run September through May.

Youth Sunday School is held in the youth room, located on the second level (using the stairs/elevator closest to the parking lot entrance). For the 2023-2024 School year, the class will focus on the Old and New Testament, and core beliefs of Presbyterians. This is part of our class for Confirmation class (aimed at 7th-9th graders), but all students 6th-12th grade are welcome.

Kids’ Church (during 10:30 worship service)

All children and youth are invited to participate in the worship service and stay in the sanctuary for the beginning portion of the 10:30 service.  For children 5th grade and younger, kids’ church begins after the children’s message.  Those children follow the teachers out of the sanctuary.  The younger children proceed directly to their classroom on the lower level.  The grade school class goes first to the chapel, where they participate in “Chapel Time,” a child friendly way to continue the service they have already been participating in through song, scripture, prayer, and creeds. Once a month, children participate in communion led by one of our pastors during this chapel time. If parents do not want their child to take communion, children can come forward for a blessing instead. If you have any questions or concerns about communion, please contact Kate George, the Interim Director of Children & Family Ministry.  The grade school class then continues their lesson in their classroom.  All children should be picked up by their caregivers/parents in the lower level following the worship service.

Youth Group
Youth Group is geared toward those in 6th-12th grade. For this school year, the group meets most Sundays following the 10:30 AM worship service and ends at 1:30 PM and lunch is provided.  Additionally, throughout the year and even during the summer, there are monthly field trips, including ice skating, game nights, and musicals. Youth Group is a place where we discuss faith, worship, pray, play games, serve others, and fellowship. It is a place where people of the same age can learn, play, pray, and struggle with the same things. For more information, please contact Bonnie Wiggins.

Family Fellowship
Families today are on the go and Christ Church knows the importance of finding time and activities to share together. We offer many activities throughout the year that your entire family will enjoy and look forward to. From our annual game nights, to movie nights, family community events like bowling and ice skating, to after church pitch-in lunches, your family can create memories together.

Children’s Library
Located in the lower level, our Children’s Library is a special place of enjoyment and discovery though books, music, movies, and more! We also have special resources for parents to use that offer guidance with difficult topics and open up conversation with their children. We also have a “mini library” cart near our Sanctuary that showcases new releases and seasonal topics to check out on the go.

Registration Form
All children must have a Parental Registration Form filled out each year for safety reasons. These can be printed out and given to members of our Children and Youth Ministry team or emailed to Bonnie Wiggins, our Youth Director, or Kate George, our Interim Director of Children and Family Ministry.

Safe Conduct Policy
For information about how we keep children and other vulnerable members of our community safe, please see our current safe conduct policy document

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