Children & Worship
We are currently not holding Children & Worship at this time. Please check back later for more information.
During our morning worship service, immediately following the children’s message, children ages three through second grade are invited to attend Children and Worship, which meets in the worship center adjoining the southeast corner of the sanctuary. Children experience worship in the same order as in the sanctuary: we approach God in reverence, hear His Word proclaimed, respond in praise, and go forth in peace and love to serve in God’s name. Their worship includes songs, prayers, Bible stories presented using wooden figures and felt pieces, and an offering of creative response. Children and Worship is a program for children learning to worship God, rather than a time to socialize or play. In a culture that competes for our attention and consumption, this is an opportunity for young children to learn to offer their attention and love to God.
Each Children and Worship service builds on previous stories brought into the worship center throughout the year. Children are encouraged to begin this age-specialized program at the start of the school season after they turn 3 years old. Visitors are welcome to attend. Children and Worship will run from September 8, 2019 – June 7, 2020.
Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa. All graduates of grades 6 -12 are encouraged to attend. This is a great time of growing and serving in Jesus. Check out our pictures and videos from past camps and share memories at “Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp” on Facebook. You can register online
Midwest BASIC is sponsored by Classis Northcentral Iowa, of the Christian Reformed Church and also cooperates with churches of other denominations.
Roots Youth Group
This program is for students in 6th-12th grade. They meet on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for fun activities and Bible study. Starting on September 9, we plan to meet weekly outdoors at the church. All questions can be sent to Christina Helfers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Builder’s Club
Young Builders Club is for children Kindergarten thru 5th grade. During our Young Builders Club we will begin with a Bible lesson, then an activity, and end with a snack. Meeting dates to be determined due to Covid. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.
Youth Sunday School Classes
Proposed starting date is October 4th pending Covid related safety. Class sizes/times may be modified to allow for safety. Classes may be held outside or in well-ventilated classrooms. Final decisions will be made after more information has been collected by the Education Committee. We will post more information as this develops.
Fall Semester 2020
October 4, 2020 – Proposed start date for classes to begin
November 29, 2020 – No Classes due to Thanksgiving weekend
December, 2020 – Christmas Program – to be determined
December 13, 2020 – No classes until January, 2021
Spring Semester 2021
January 3, 2021 – Proposed date for classes to resume
March 14- 20, 2021 – No Sunday School classes due to Spring Break
April 4, 2021 – No Sunday School classes due to Easter
May 2, 2021 – Proposed last day of Sunday School classes
Students ages 4 years thru 8th grade gather for music for the first 15 minutes of the session then break into individual class rooms. We have a Christmas program, and sing during Palm Sunday service.
High School Students -More information to come.