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Spiritual formation for all ages.

Because we should never stop growing in faith.

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Nursery

When we're back worshipping in our building, the nursery is staffed every Sunday by our infant first aid- and CPR-certified caregiver who will provide loving attention to your infants and children through age 4 from 9:30 – noon.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are virtual for the foreseeable future. Students meet from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, with all kids reporting to the same Zoom meeting, then moving to their classes in breakout rooms. Though we can’t meet in person now, our Sunday School teachers offer highly interactive sessions to help children deepen their connection in our church community and explore how their faith can help them navigate their world.

We typically dedicate our first Sunday of the month (Communion Sunday) to encouraging kids to attend worship with their families and to a family breakfast and/or activities, with some assistance through a monthly guide.

Our current schedule is:

April 4th: Easter Sunday, no Sunday School

April 11th: Sunday School at 11:30 AM

April 18th: Sunday School at 11:30 AM – Social Justice Sunday

April 25th: Sunday School at 11:30 AM

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Pastor Vicki with children on chancel steps

kids' clubs

social/service clubs

Teaching our children to be compassionate and service-oriented people of faith is one of our core values. One fun way we do that is through our two social/service clubs, F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God) Club for children in grades 2 – 6 and D.O.G. (Depend on God) Club for kids in grades 7 and 8.  We share our faith, serve others, and both pray and play together! A typical gathering time consists of faith formation activities, service opportunities and social time. The clubs meet at the same time every 4 – 6 weeks, usually on a Sunday evening from 5 – 6:30 pm. Either check our calendar or email us to see when the next meeting is scheduled.

Confirmation Class 2019

Confirmation

Confirmation is the program in which young people prepare to “confirm” the baptismal vows their parents took for them when they were much younger. It is their chance to say “yes” to their baptism and for the church to say “yes” to their growing faith. It is also a time for young people to prepare to take on the privileges and responsibilities of church membership by learning more about their faith, the Church and specifically, MHCUCC.

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During our January 17 Social Justice Sunday, children and teens created their social justice statement. We believe we should:

  • Educate ourselves about the world
  • Listen to others and not make assumptions
  • Appreciate diversity 
  • Treat all with respect because differences are a good thing
  • Respect others’ opinions no matter whether they are different than our opinions
  • Recognize that everyone can be part of a marginalized community 

We recognize that doing this work is a life-time commitment, which answers the question of “What would Jesus do?” Our answer is “He would love first.”

Breakfast Bunch

Breakfast Bunch, where our youth gathered to make and share a breakfast together one Sunday a month, is something we really miss. So we figured out a way to continue our tradition!

Each month, we provide a PDF of resources for spiritual development for our kids and their families, encouraging them to spend the first Sunday of the month together (no Sunday School). We hope this encourages our children and youth to spend time in prayer with their families.

Here we are, enjoying the fruits (and bacon) of our labor!

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teeter-totter marathon

Thanks to the inter-generational participation of our church, led by our youth, and the amazing generosity of our community, our 45th annual Teeter-Totter Marathon broke our previous record of funds raised and we more than DOUBLED our 2021 fundraising goal of $7500. As of this posting, we’ve raised ~$15,200, all for the food pantry of Church Street Ministries! Missed the Marathon? We encourage you to give directly to them via their website.

Adult Spiritual formation

Bible Study: 1 Corinthians for Everyone

Adult Bible study resumes via Zoom on April 11th (9:15 AM) and April 12th (7:00 PM). In our new format, you have the option of attending either or both sessions each week, Sunday morning or Monday evening, with different leaders covering the same scripture. Given this is a new study, we are providing more context for the city of Corinth here. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88288596064 

We are trying Google Classroom as a hub for online discussion and distribution of questions, but it requires a Google account for full access. For now, weekly questions can be accessed via the Good News (sign up below) or via the Classroom’s folders.

Drop-In Prayer Circle

This activity is currently postponed due to “coronaclosure”. We encourage you to join us at 3 pm on weekdays for our “Check-iN-Chatvia Zoom for connection & prayer.

Have a prayer request? Please contact us.

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