Sunday Faith Formation
Kidz Connect - 9:35-9:50 a.m. - CB310
Kidz Connect is our fellowship time for children every Sunday morning. We meet in the Children’s Library (CB310) for snacks. We catch up with each other, talk about things we need to know about at church, and prepare for our time of learning together in FaithQuest.
FaithQuest - 9:50-10:45 a.m. - Grades 1-5
3rd Floor Children's Building
Children will gather at 9:35 a.m. for friendship, prayer, and to connect to the theme of the season. At 9:45 a.m. they will be dismissed to their classes. FaithQuest is a rotation model that guides children on their spiritual journey by using child-friendly learning methods and environments that promote involvement, discover, and creativity.
During Ephiphany our children will be learning about Jesus as a boy in the temple and think about what Jesus did, learned and experienced there and how that compares to their own experiences as children in the church.
Sixth Grade Rocks! • Sundays • 9:45-10:45 a.m. - CB306
Sixth graders have their own time of learning, sharing and Bible Study on Sundays.
Finding Treasures in Worship
For children (and maybe adults), it isn’t always easy to keep up with everything that happens in worship services. Children are seeing and experiencing new things each week in worship. Finding Treasures in Worship is designed to help children not only focus on what’s happening, but help them learn to engage in worship. Each week the children receive a sheet with information about the worship service. There are questions to answer, words to find, scripture and music to focus on, and space to draw and write about things they see and hear in worship. Encourage your children to use these in worship. Find time to talk together as a family each week about what you all experienced in worship.
For children of all ages, there are worship bags located in baskets outside each entrance to the sanctuary, which can be used during worship. In them, you will find note pads, crayons/colored pencils, worship information sheets for preschoolers, and other materials kids can use during worship. Encourage children to use these as part of learning about worship, rather than a distraction from worship. Children learn by doing, so being a part of worship each week is how they learn what it means to worship God and be in community with others.
CenterPeace for Children
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
CenterPeace for Children invites first through sixth graders to participate in singing, storytelling, and sharing God’s love with others in word and deed. Children gather in Crocker.
CenterPeace activities will resume on Wednesday, January 6. During Epiphany our children will focus on sharing God’s light with the world. On February 10 we’ll begin our Lenten journey with the Ash Wednesday Worship service.
Vacation Bible School
June 27 - June 30, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Ages 4 - Rising 6th Grade
Register online here.
To help us prepare and to ensure care and safety of all children, we require that all preschool aged children and request that all elementary aged children preregister by June 24.
VBS Day Camp
June 27 - July 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (includes Vacation Bible School)
Rising 1st - Rising 7th Grade
Continue to explore the daily themes from VBS (on and off campus), looking for God in our world and how we share God's love with others. The cost is $75 with a $25 non-refundable deposit due at registration. The deadline to register is June 15. Your child must participate in VBS in order to register for this camp.
Register online here.
Discovery Day Camp
July 25 - 29, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rising 1st - Rising 7th Graders
Discover some new and wonderful things about God's world as we visit beautiful places in our own backyard. The cost is $100 with a $25 nonrefundable deposit due at registration. The deadline to register is July 1. Register by April 1 and receive a 10% discount.
Contact Amy Stertz (grade school) or Bree Welmaker (preschool) at 828-252-4781 for more information.
For more information, e-mail our Children's Team: