CHILDREN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES


Mission Statement:
At Community Christian Church we create a welcoming, safe, and accepting environment for all children.  Striving to be examples of God’s love in the world, we provide Christian education, fellowship, and experiences that facilitate the spiritual development of each child.
Relying on prayer, trusting in God’s will and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we work together to accomplish these goals in the following ways:


Christian Education:


Up Coming Events:

For grades 2nd thru 5th, our Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF) meets every Wednesday from 4:00 pm till 6:30 pm.  Meal included.  

Transportation from the school will be provided, Call Pastor Brown (636) 290-5213.



NURSERY
Sundays (October - April) - 9:00 A.M. - Noon
Sundays (May - September) - 8:00 A.M. - Noon

Children birth - 5 years of age receive loving supervision and Christian nurture through the capable ministry of our Nursery Attendant, Miss Mary Lou, and church member volunteers.  Bible stories, songs, and related activities are shared.

CHILDREN WORSHIP AND WONDER
Sundays - 10:15 - 11:00 A.M.

Children in kindergarten - 3rd grade are offered the opportunity to hear Bible stories and form responses out of their own life experiences.  They learn the meaning of church traditions and participate in worship practices.  This Montessori-influenced curriculum offers an exciting way to nurture faith formation in young children.



SHINE
Sundays - 10:15 - 11:00 A.M

Children 4th - 6th grades are invited to experience the transforming power of God’s love through exploration of the Bible.  Lesson and activities focus on the meaning of scripture in children’s daily lives and encourage them to shine God’s light in the world. 

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
Books appropriate for children pre-school - 6th grade are available for children to read at church or to check out and read at home.  Books of various reading levels feature Bible stories, Christian values, Christian holidays, and inspirational messages.  There is also a small collection of books in Spanish.


Worship Experiences:


CHILDREN’S MOMENT - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. services

 An age appropriate message is shared with the children during the worship services to highlight the morning's  scripture or to focus on the meaning of a special occasion..

ACOLYTES - 9:00 a.m. Service of Worship 
Acolyte is literally a young “helper” or servant, who assists by lighting the chancel candles in the sanctuary before the service of worship to symbolize the Light of Christ in our midst.  The acolyte returns at the end of the service to extinguish the candles, the smoke a reminder that it is up to us to carry the Light of Christ back out into the world. 

OVERTIME at ENCOUNTER (11:00) During Encounter, the service in the Family Life Center, children, kindergarten - 6th grade, are invited to participate in hands-on activities such as building with blocks, working with clay, creating puzzles, making crafts, drawing, etc. 

  




(Disciples of Christ)