Council on Christian Education

2017 2018 2019
Linda Krol Barb Ayer Megan Montpetit
Nancy Skiff Amy Guasconi (open)
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What are the Council on Christian Education responsibilities?

The CCE meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 6:00 and essentially over sees all things involving Children of the church. 

Children are very important to the life of our church, from Sunday school and morning worship to gardening and coffee hour, we look forward to their presence and the gifts they bring.

From September through mid June there is Sunday School for all ages following Worship.  There are 4 classes for children ages 3 or 4 and up.  From time to time we have an adult class based on interest and availability of leaders and participants.  Each year during advent the church holds an afternoon meal and the children put on a Christmas pageant.  In the spring there is a children’s day celebration with the children and Council on Christian Education in charge of the service.

We love to hear the children sing from time to time and have to begun a “Choir Chime” program with them before church.

Vacation Bible School is held each year at the end of August.  We invite all the church children and their friends to come and celebrate the year’s chosen theme in music, art, play, story and science.  It is always a fantastic time together as the gathering room is transformed each year into an exciting adventure from the far desert of Africa to depths of the ocean.     

 

Children in the Church

Children play an important role in the life of the church.  They are not only accepted in the sanctuary during worship but are expected!  We have activity bags, special lectionary based bulletins, coloring pages and puzzles available to help keep Children feeling comfortable and included throughout the service.  There is also a special time in the service for them.  Children light the candles each morning as worship begins and our reading aged children are encouraged to be lay readers.

We consider children to be a blessing, not a hindrance to our worship experience.  We also know that together we take an active role in helping them to learn about the worship space as they join us in celebrating God.