Christian Education Commission
- Adult & Libary: Jennifer Grooms
- Children & Nursery: Trisha Woods & Tassma Koehmstedt
- Youth: Carmen Goodman & Laura Chipperfield
This commission has the primary responsibility for church school and special educational events. They recruit and train Sunday School teachers, select curriculum, supervise the programing for all youth activities, and provide support to the Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, and FCC's Preschool. This commission oversees any needs for local youth attending camps and conferences, the church library, Vacation Bible School, and the audio visual system. They provide adult leadership training for teachers and youth sponsors as well as offer counseling and advice on scholarships available through the church.
Volunteer Opportunities: Teach adult, children or youth Sunday School or small group Bible study. Join a Sunday morning class or weekly small group. Chaperone a youth trip. Help out in the church nursery. Volunteer with Scouts. Serve in the Pumpkin Patch in October.
Children and youth, age 3 - Grade 8, are invited to participate in special worship and Christian Education experiences during the regular 10:10 A.M. worship time this school year. Children and youth will attend a portion of the worship service with their parents and then be dismissed during worship to participate in age appropriate classes. If you are participating in leading worship, we also have volunteers who would be happy to have your young child sit with them until class time. Just let us know! Please see below for descriptions.
Infants - Age 2 - A nursery is provided for infants through age 2, from 10 a.m. to noon every Sunday. Infants and young children are also welcome in the sanctuary during worship service. Children’s activity bags are available at the entrance to the sanctuary.
Preschool(Age3)-Kindergarten-Worship&Wonder,asimpleworship service where Bible stories are shared with lovely figures and sets constructed for us by Gene and Pat Buck. Children share a simple snack and enjoy monitored playtime with each other. Children attend worship with their parents in the sanctuary and are then excusedtoleaveforWorshipandWonderwiththeleaderfollowingtheHymnof Praise. WorshipandWondermeetsinthe“tentroom”downstairs. Parentscanpick their children up following worship. Worship and Wonder is facilitated by volunteers.
Grade1-4thGrade-YoungDiscipleswillmeetinthewestcornerclassroom downstairs (across from the tent room). These students will attend worship service andleavewiththeirleaderfollowingtheHymnofPraise,atthesametimeasWorship &Wonder.DuringthefallsemesterchildrenwilllearnaboutcitiesintheMiddleEast that are featured in Bible stories such as Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth. They will read Bible stories related to these sites, learn about the lives of children who live in these cities today, investigate the geography of the area, and participate in crafts and games. A simple snack will be offered. Parents can pick their children up following worship. Jennifer Grooms will be the teacher.
Grade 5-8 - Our Chi Rho class will meet following special music in the worship service. This will allow them to participate in congregational prayer time, communion & offering, followed by interactive faith studies led by Michelle Elser. During the fall semester, Michelle will focus on how faith concepts can be illustrated with fun and exciting science activities. They will meet in the CYF (pool table) room. Students will be dismissed from class at the close of the worship service to meet with their parents in the Fellowship Hall. A simple snack will be provided.