Director of CE & Youth Programs – September 2019

From the Director of Christian Education and Youth Programs – Amy Grella –

New Children’s Worship Programming Kicks-off Sunday, September 8

The Children’s Programs for the new school year kick off on September 8.  The meeting locations have changed to accommodate both our own growth and to better share space with our neighbors.  All classes during worship will now meet downstairs in rooms near the church office.  The 3rd – 5th graders will now meet in room 105.  This class will still take place the full duration of the worship service, so kids will go directly to room 105 on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Parents should pick up their children in that room following worship.

Children preschool (potty-trained) through second grade will begin in worship.  Following the Children’s Sermon, kids will be escorted to Children’s Worship.  This year, we will use the newly dedicated Children’s Worship Space (classroom 103).  Children will have their very own worship experience, learning Bible stories through seeing, hearing, and performing hands-on activities.  Parents should pick up their children in the classroom after worship.

Grades 6 and up are invited to remain in worship at 9:30 a.m. with their families.

New Programming for Youth this School Year!

Confirmation class will kick off during second hour on Kickoff Sunday, September 8.   The 8-9th graders are invited to

room 101 in order to participate in a Confirmation class led by Pastor Brian.  Class will run the full duration of second hour (from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.).

YOUTH GROUP kicks off in September

Youth in grades 7 and up will meet together this year.  Led by Miss Amy and other volunteers, this group will meet for Sunday Night Live (SNL) once a month, typically on the 2nd Sunday.  We will have an additional special outing each month, focused on mission and fellowship.  September’s meet-up will be helping at our commUNITY event on Sunday, September 8, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the church grounds.  Youth will run the games and activities for kids.  Be on the lookout for the fall youth calendar of events that will be sent out soon.

SAVE THE DATE – This year’s youth group Crestfield fall retreat will be held November 22-24.