He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mark 10:14
Additional Learning and Growing Opportunities for Children and Families
Splash-a program designed to welcome parents and children into a life of faith in our church community during the first 24 months of life. A monthly communication newsletter and materials are provided. Contact Jeanne Rowe for more information.
Welcome to Worship is designed to welcome and assist second graders into full worship participation with the community of believers. Second graders and a parent/guardian are invited to this special opportunity on September 10th, 17th, and 24th from 12:00-1:30p.m. to investigate and explore the who, where, and why’s of Worship within the Presbyterian tradition.
Third Grade Bible Lock-In teaches third graders and their parent/guardian the foundational tools for exploring the bible for a life long journey of reading and study. The lock-in begins October 27th with a child/parent session at 6:00p.m. Third graders are invited to spend the night at the church for additional learning and games Friday evening and Saturday morning. The lock-in concludes with a final child/parent session 10:30 a.m. to Noon on October 28th. Bibles will be distributed to all third graders in our worship services on Sunday, October 29th. Contact Kelly McCord with questions.
Retreat at Cedarkirk is an opportunity to enjoy God’s gift of creation through playing games, building relationships, and worshipping together along the Alafia River. The weekend will also provide the opportunity to canoe, zip-line, swim, hunt for sharks teeth, go for walks, or just sit in a rocking chair.
Stone Soup and the Living Nativity helps children and families prepare for the Christmas season in a meaningful way. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Gym, stations will be set up for families to make Advent Wreaths, gingerbread nativities, ornaments, and much more! A simple supper is served in Fellowship Hall 5:00-6:00 p.m. Children wishing to participate in the Living Nativity are invited to the game room for costuming at 5:30 p.m. The Living Nativity begins on the lawn outside of the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m.
Project Christmas is an inter-generational service opportunity. We begin with a light lunch at 12:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and then together we package 10,000 meals to be shipped around the world as a part of the mission Stop Hunger Now.
Intergenerational Lenten Fair And Pancake Breakfast is held in Fellowship Hall on a Sunday at the beginning of Lent to enjoy delicious pancakes and explore spiritual practices that help disciples of every age explore and find meaning in Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season.
God’s Gift of Human Sexuality is a workshop for 4th/5th grade girls and 5th grade boys along with their parents designed to address puberty and vocabulary for conversations around sexuality as a gift from God. A pre-meeting for parents will take place prior to the class.
Word, Ritual, & Symbol: A Holy Week Experience is a way for children and families to prepare together for a meaningful participation in Holy Week and Easter services. The program will explore the stories of Holy Week in interactive and age-appropriate ways. A shared meal at 6:00 will conclude the experience.
Family Movie Nights-Free Bi-Annual event held on a Friday evening at 5:30pm in the Fall and Spring in Fellowship Hall. It is an opportunity to spend time together with other families in the church and watch a “G” or “PG” movie.
Sundays, there are many opportunities for children of all ages to participate in worship and Faith Formation classes.
Camps–Vacation Bible School (VBS), MusiCamp and summer camps featuring Arts, Adventure & Volleyball clinics