Our dynamic children and youth program is open to everyone! You can download a registration form here.
Sunday School begins at 10:30 am, when children and youth join in worship with the rest of the congregation – singing, praying, and participating in a Children’s Talk with our Pastor or lay leaders. By 11 am, they leave for an age-appropriate lesson with our Sunday School Lead Teacher, Kimberly Cataudella, and lay volunteers. During Covid, all Sunday School classes are being held online at different times. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
High School students participate in a once-a-month breakfast and discussion group led by volunteers and staff. The teens converse on topics and themes of their choice and also enjoy regular participation in service-related activities within and outside of the church. These have included food drives, work at a local food pantry, and week-long mission/work trips in Appalachia and Puerto Rico. During Covid, this group is meeting outdoors.
Coming of Age is a confirmation program for young teens. It provides them with an opportunity to explore their beliefs and faith tradition in the context of our UCC denomination as they decide whether to become official members of our congregation. Students meet with the pastor and adult congregation members twice a month for active learning, conversation and community service. This nine-month program concludes in May with a celebratory confirmation service planned by the youth. The next Coming of Age Class will begin in Fall 2021.
Intergenerational Worship is scheduled once a month so that our children and youth can benefit from the diversity of ages that make up our congregation. These monthly services incorporate themes and activities that are well received by the oldest and youngest church member. Examples include: Blessing of the Animals, All Souls, Christmas, Pageant, Creation Care, and Children’s Sunday.