CHILDREN & YOUTH

MINISTRIES

Growing Christians through serving God, following Jesus, and showing love

 MISSION

The Christian Education Committee is committed to teaching Christian values and providing a strong spiritual foundation in order for children to begin a lifelong relationship with God. The committee endeavors to provide a comprehensive program of Christian nurture and education by teaching the content of the Bible and how to apply the scriptures to daily living. We endeavor for all teachers and children to be Growing Christians- knowing and serving God, following Jesus, and showing love.

VOLUNTEER
GOALS
  • To help each child to develop a sense of awe and wonder of God.

  • To help each child know and accept how much they are loved by God.

  • To guide and encourage each child towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • To make each child feel welcome, accepted and loved and to encourage them to do the same for others.

  • To foster a sense of belonging to the community of faith.

  • To encourage a love of reading God's word in the Bible.

  • To teach familiar Bible stories and help children apply what the Bible says to their daily lives.

CONTACT

FROM OUR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR:

"Thank you for entrusting your children to us on Sunday mornings. I sincerely look forward to getting to know them, as well as partnering with you. Together we will endeavor to pass the good news of Jesus Christ on to the next generation."

~Sue Rader

(978) 630-1156 | Email

Faith Formation Registration Form

  • Nursery Care on Sunday mornings

  • Teachers & Mentors

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Easter Egg Hunt

OFFERINGS

                                        VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Registration is now open! 
                                        Come join the fun & learning that is Vacation Bible School from August 5-9,  9am-12noon each day. 
                                        "Roar! ~ Where Life is Wild & God is Good!" Roar VBS is an African adventure for the entire crew. Students will learn that "God is                                            good" and will stay with them forever. Sign up today thru July 22 by clicking here to download and complete the registration form.                              Questions? Contact our Christian Ed Director, Sue Rader at  978-630-1156.

    

NURSERY CARE:  Child care is provided for infants and toddlers in the church's nursery. You are welcome to bring your child before the start of the worship service or anytime you wish. You are welcome to stay the nursery until you and your child are both comfortable.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: At each age level the children are invited to a faith experience. It is during this time that they can come to b better understanding of God and what God calls them to do and be. They come to know Jesus as the Son of God and take his messages to heart. We hope they will see how and where the Bible speaks to us today. 

  • Preschool (3-5 yrs): Preschool lessons are centered around Bible stories with hands-on activities, crafts and learning the Lord's Prayer. This is the first structured time for some children so we create a sense of routine but still allow some time for free play.

  • Kindergarten - 8th grade: We use Cornerstone curriculum for our Sunday School Rotation. Each year a theme is chosen and lessons are taught with the workshop rotation model. This is a multi-sensory approach. We teach the Old and New Testaments, Sacraments, missions, and church history. Each Rotation lasts about four weeks at a time. 

CONFIRMATION CLASS (8th grade and higher): Confirmation class uses a mentoring as well as class time to further explore one's faith, their understanding of God and the church. Confirmation class begins in the fall and Confirmation is on Pentecost Sunday (mid-May).


RITES OF PASSAGE: Bibles are presented to 3rd graders during worship on Epiphany Sunday (January).


COMMUNION & COMMUNION CLASS: The table is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior- no one will be turned away. Parents can decide whether they want their children to partake or abstain from Communion. Communion Class begins around Lent and continues through 1st Communion Sunday the first week of May, during worship. We explore faith, sin, and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ including the "Last Supper". The lessons will help explain the reason we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion and will help add to the foundation of faith your child has already established. 


YOUTH GROUP: is open to 5th graders and up. Join us for lessons in faith, friendship, and the spiritual journey while making new friends and having fun! Games, cooking, fellowship, community involvement and much more.

SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICES: Christmas Pageant, Children's led worship service in May, Intergenerational Family Worship services are held quarterly. 

IT'S SUNDAY @ 10 AM

Do You Know Where Your 
Spiritual Communtiy Is?


Join us for Worship, Christian Education & Fellowship this Sunday!

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CONTACT US

(978) 632-2142

 

28 Green St

Gardner, MA 01440

 

fccgardner@gmail.com

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