As we begin to look ahead and consider how we will be doing ministry in a post-pandemic world, we see a growing need to find new ways to enhance and expand our ministry with children and families. To that end, our current children’s ministry is under construction so that we may soon provide a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming family ministry program that meets the needs of our children, families, and extended community.
Messages for All God’s Children
Each week, Rev. Clémot and a cohort of guest storytellers host a message for All God’s Children based on the lectionary readings, especially for our younger members. These short videos are emailed to our families in time for Sunday morning so that they can be viewed for family worship time or whenever convenient thereafter.
If your family would like to be added to the email distribution to receive these family worship time messages, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recordings can also be found on our YouTube channel.
Christian Education Focus Group
January 2021, Session decided to pause our children’s ministries programs, recognizing the on-going challenges presented by Covid-19, and appointed a focus group to study best practices in family and children’s ministries and propose fresh programming. This group of parents, teachers, and staff has already begun meeting to discuss and plan an exciting new path for educating our children in engaging ways despite the pandemic. Members of the focus group include: Emily Bakosi, Laura Hsieh, Stacy McCann and Katie Young, with Rev. Dr. Ellen C. Clémot and Rev. Thomas A Brown.
Family Fellowship Nights
Families of all ages and configurations are invited to four Family Fellowship Nights to celebrate God’s Big Beautiful World. Family Fellowship Nights are for children and parents to attend together and fellowship with other families. All four evening are inter-related, but each night has a different theme about God’s gift of creation and all the beauty that the earth brings to our lives. Sign up for a night, a week, or come for all four!
Dates/time: June 22, 24, 28, 30 / 5:00 – 7:30 pm