After the Children’s Message in the 10:30 service, kids Pre-K through 6th grade are free to head upstairs to their Sunday School classrooms, where enthusiastic volunteers will engage them in creative faith formation activities and lessons.
Our youth in grades 7 – 12 meet for Church School on the 2nd and 4th Sundays with volunteers who challenge them to deepen their faith, with a concentration on giving youth an opportunity to determine ways to apply their faith beliefs in their daily lives. On the first Sunday, they remain in worship; on the third Sunday they gather for Breakfast Bunch (see below).
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.
Every third Sunday of the month, our 7th – 12th graders gather in the kitchen and make themselves breakfast (with adult supervision, of course). Not only do the kids learn valuable life skills, they also get to have fun while cooking. Plus, the best part: eating what they made! Mmm…
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!
During this time of “coronaclosure” our adult group is meeting via Zoom. All are welcome to join any time. Currently, we’re discussing blog posts based on Adam Hamilton’s book The Walk. Our next series starts June 7th. Read more about it here.
Our Wednesday studies are currently postponed but will resume soon. Stay tuned!
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