Spiritual Formation for All Ages and Stages of Faith
CHURCH SCHOOL COMES TO YOU! Although we have suspended Sunday morning childcare and Church School for now, children are ALWAYS welcome to attend worship whenever it is held inside or outside our church building. Additionally, our Church School curriculum (Living the Word for pre-K thru 2nd grade and Illustrated Ministry for grades 3-5) is available online (check the VIDEOS page for monthly lessons) and can be scheduled for your family via Zoom or in person in the fellowship hall or at your home.
MIDDLE SCHOOL students meet for weekly Zoom calls based around our BIG QUESTIONS curriculum series, and Middle and High School students gather monthly for lunch and service projects.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed to support our children and youth ministries. Contact Pastor Tiffany at (269) 657-3111 if you have time and talents to contribute to nurturing our children. All volunteers will receive training on our child safety policy and will be asked to submit to a background check.
Music Teacher Brandon Mattson makes uses music and movement to engage grade school children in worship.
Palm Sunday Singing - So much fun!
Click here to view the video of Palm Sunday and singing!
It’s always a blessing to share this time with our children! Our little ones have been singing, prancing, dancing, tip-toeing, marching, and giggling and otherwise celebrating with their bodies and voices each Sunday.
On PALM SUNDAY, the children led us into worship by “entering Jerusalem” with joy and singing.
Past Click here for a video of the Bethlehem Marketplace!
It opened immediately following the worship service (10:00) on December 21st! The children led us from the worship service to the Marketplace, where we all experienced wonderful sights, sounds and smells.
See the video by clicking here.
All designed to give everyone the feeling of a Bethlehem Marketplace prior to the birth of Jesus.
A little Bethlehem background: When Quirinius was governor of Syria, Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.
Journey to Bethlehem with Joseph and Mary. Travel back in time to those dusty streets during the days just before Jesus’ birth. Experience the sights, tastes and smells of everyday life that surrounded Jesus’ family in Bethlehem. Sense the excitement and anticipation felt by the shepherds and everyone who heard their strange and disturbing story of light and music— yes, angels – in the sky. What did it mean? And there was that bright, bright star!
Journey to Bethlehem for a Christmas experience this year. We hope that you’ll come by yourself, invite a friend or bring the whole family. Activities will be appropriate for all ages.