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.
Our monthly schedule is:
1st Sunday: Students are invited to attend the 10:30 church service then celebrate brunch with their families. Children and youth are encouraged to offer grace and discuss a short scripture passage during the meal. Materials for this brunch program are provided here.
2nd & 4th Sundays: Kids attend their Sunday School class via Zoom at 11:30.
3rd Sunday: Children & youth are invited to participate in social justice discussions.
5th Sunday: All kids can participate in in-person and virtual volunteer efforts (WorKship).
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 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.
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’ll provide a “Breakfast in a Bag” with pancake mix and syrup for our kids and their families, along with a blessing and a scripture to discuss. We hope this encourages our children and youth to spend time in prayer with their families. Send us an email by the 15th of the month to sign up for the “Breakfast in a Bag” for the 1st Sunday of the following month.
Thanks to the generous community of MHCUCC and its neighbors, our 44th Teeter Totter Marathon was able to raise over $7,000 dollars in just 28 hours. All monies will go to Church Street Ministries to support the work they do with the hungry and veterans and families transitioning out of homelessness.
Save the dates for our 45th TTM in 2021: February 16 & 17!
Our Adult Sunday Study group is taking a brief hiatus this fall with plans to enjoy at least one interesting study over the season of Advent. Stay tuned!
Our Wednesday studies are currently postponed but will resume ASAP. Stay tuned!
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