Our Children and Family Programs are temporarily suspended during the coronavirus outbreak. During this time, we invite you to use the resources below to have your own Sunday School with your families. In addition, everyone signed up to receive Child, Youth, and Family Updates will also receive a weekly email with additional Sunday School Resources from Illustrated Ministry. To sign up for that email, keep scrolling to get to the "Wednesday Email Sign Up" button
Yes, Holy Week is still a ways away, but Lent is bout getting ready for Holy Week and Easter. A scavenger hunt to find these supplies will make it all the more fun when you take them out one by one during Holy Week. Click for instructions.
Do a scavenger hunt for some supplies (listed in the instructions). Place all of your supplies together in a bag and then use the leader's guide to have a weekly discussion at a set time with your kids. Click here for the leader guide (includes list of materials for your scavenger hunt).
Create a simple paper craft that helps your child learn the Lord's Prayer by heart. Click here for the instructions and then create the crosses together as a family.
Set aside time as a family for quiet. Turn on some music, light a few candles, and doodle. When our hands our busy, it can be easier to open our hearts and minds to God. Click here for an entire website with resources for Praying in Color.
Click here for some ideas to start Lenten conversations with your teens. It may help to set aside a specific time, light some candles, and put on some soft music.
Many of the Sunday School classes at LMC had just begun reading and discussion the story of the Good Samaritan when programming went on hiatus. As Mr. Rogers' mom explained to many of us as young children, in scary or troubling times, look for the helpers to see the good in the world. Read the Parable of the Good Samaritan and then look for the helpers in your family and your neighborhood. Make a list and add to it as you see people doing good for one another.
We renew our faith and faith of all people through study, devotion, encouraging spiritual practices and lifting up spiritual gifts. We are a church who is active in faith formation – include formation of our young folk – equipping all who enter our space for a life-long journey of faith.
Frolic provides faith formation for our children under three and their parents. Volunteers teach a parent and child faith class in the fall and spring and we send a monthly e-newsletter to parents with faith ideas for their little ones. By connecting Christian faith with developmental milestones, Frolic helps lay a foundation for faith that lasts a lifetime.
Classes meet between services at 10:00 a.m. from early September through Mid-May.
Children who are PreKindergarten threes through second grade participate in Montessori style learning to encourage prayerfulness, discovery, and wonder. As they hear stories of faith from the Bible, we want to give them the tools to ask big questions.
Our third through eighth graders use curriculum that grow with them as they progress in their understanding of our faith stories and how those stories apply to their daily lives.
Specific information about our 2019-2020 Child, Youth and Family programing will be available in mid-August, but registration is now available. Click the button below to register. We also invite you to sign up for weekly Child, Youth, and Family updates published on Wednesdays.
Each Tuesday, we open our nursery to our community for an unstructured playgroup. We invite you to join us and to bring a friend!
Sunday School takes a break over the summer while we focus on planning for our upcoming program year. While we aren't doing things weekly in the summer, there are a variety of special faith formation opportunities. Our 2019 summer faith formation programs included: