We will be beginning the PRAY curriculum for grades 1-3 and 4-5 on February 16th. There is flexibility built in to the schedule for our modern busy lives. Children can earn merit badges for Boys and Girls Scouts as well as American Heritage Girls. You do not need to be a member of either of these clubs to earn a badge. Please contact us for more information. You may drop in, but advance notices helps us to be certain we have all the supplies we need.
All Are Welcome.
Children must attend all sessions for their coursework (or complete during make up dates) and participate in Group Circle with the Minister on May 31st. Badges will be awarded on June 14th during Sunday Service.
Children join the first part of the 9am Sunday service which includes a Moment with the Children piece. The children are then escorted for Children’s education, taught by Linda Wells, our Children’s Religious Education Teacher. We offer a progressive Christian-based approach to our children’s education using the Joyful Path curriculum, PRAY, The Holy Bible, and The Shine On series dedicated to teaching our youth.
Currently, we are using Books of the Bible at a Glance to learn about the Bible together. We read about the books, read excerpts from the Bible and other spiritual books, discuss the stories, have activities, and engage in conversations about what these stories and books mean to each of us. We discuss how they might help us to grow and become the best versions of ourselves in school and with friends and when alone. We strive to allow the children to grow and explore the stories, books, and the path of Jesus’s goodness and kindness through their own words and experiences.
Summer Vacation Bible School takes place in July at the Mission Covenant Church. It’s free and supported by the Churches of Orange.
Children’s Moment (November): Our children are most grateful this season for family, friends, home, and church. They are looking forward to the countdown with Advent calendars and love pies and turkey and skeeball!!!
Children’s Moment (July): I need help finding the right words…
Once upon a time there was a (a word you would use to describe Jesus) ______ woman. She worked very hard at (job) _______, but still had time to make (something you make) ________. She would give (previous word) _________ and (a type of gift) ________ to her friends and neighbors. She would give (something you would give to someone hungry) ________ to the poor. She got together with her favorite friends to make (something you make) _________. They would share (favorite food) _________ and read (favorite book) _______ to one another. They would talk about (something you enjoy) _________ and (something that scares you) ________. They would feel safe and (a word to describe how your friends make you feel) ________ together. She make other people feel loved and (a word to describe how Jesus makes you feel) _______. She was a true friend.
Does this remind you of someone you know?
She reminds me of Dorcas. The woman who inspires our Dorcas group. A woman who was kind and worked hard giving back to her friends, the poor, and others in need. Just like the people in our church.