CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Children and Youth at Shadow Rock are an cherished part of our church community. Our goal is to integrate young people into the life of our congregation as much and as often as possible.
Children gather for Sunday School weekly at 9 o’clock. We use a combination of curricula developed right here at Shadow Rock, and materials written by the United Church of Christ and other publishers. Every week, children pray together and hear a story from the Bible. Activities, art, drama, games, and music help make our values and tradition come alive in ways that are approachable and relevant for kids. Take Home pages give families ways to talk about and explore our topics together in new and deeper ways.
Children In Worship
Families participate in worship in different ways that work for them. Some children have enjoyed serving as greeters or liturgists on Sunday mornings. Other families have quiet time in the family seating area with coloring and room to wiggle a bit. Families are invited to choose what feels right.
It’s part of our congregational culture to welcome families of all kinds.
Here are some things we know about how young humans learn and grow:
- They learn when they are engaged in action!
- They grow when they are in loving, healthy relationships.
- They make leaps in understanding when they are away from home.
Special events help our kids grow, build relationships, and have fun!
Holiday Happenings and Other Seasonal Stuff
Special times help families build memories! Sunday mornings in Advent and Christmas Eve worship are wonderful times of awe and gratitude. Check the Calendar and News menu links for details.
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Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.