Children and Youth Happenings, Fall

In keeping with the church’s commitment to mitigate risk for our members, we will resume in-person Sunday school for all ages at the 10 am hour January 9, 2022. As vaccinations for children under 12 will be able starting this month, we are hopeful that we can safely gather together in the new year. We will continue to limit the length of time our young people will be spending in our building while providing some opportunity for us to gather in person. Programming will remain as follows:

Nursery Care for infants and toddlers is provided during the worship service. Childcare staff are required to be vaccinated for Covid-19 and wear a mask.

Extended Session is held each week during worship. Children are dismissed from the sanctuary during worship following the Time for Children and will be brought back as a group to the sanctuary at the conclusion of the worship service. Sunday school and youth group fellowship time will continue virtually.

There are two weekly opportunities for virtual Sunday school for all ages via Zoom: 10 am Sundays and 6 pm Thursdays. The sessions will last for 30 minutes. We will continue posting weekly Sunday school resources and a children’s bulletin for those participating in Sunday school and church at home.

Youth Group for grades six and up which will be held weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Looking Toward Advent/Christmas

There will be no in-person Christmas pageant. Jenny Newman will work with children and youth to create a virtual presentation that will be posted on the church website. The Worship Committee (Pam Howe will be the contact person) will work with interested kids/youth to be part of a worship service on December 19. More information will be coming soon!

We will be providing take-home Advent resources for families.

An additional Christmas tree will be placed in the sanctuary, and all church families and members are invited to bring an ornament to decorate the tree. The tree will be up on the first Sunday of Advent (November 29).

Carols on the Steps: A gathering for children, youth and their families will be held outside on the church steps on Sunday, December 12 at 4 pm. All are invited to share hot chocolate and sing Christmas Carols. (Alternate date for rain, etc. will be December 19.)

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