Our ministry with children is a less "programmed" and more "organic"
approach of nurturing of children in faith. Our young
people are formed largely by being immersed in the life of the
congregation. We seek to bless children not only with knowledge
about Jesus Christ, but we hope to offer each child the blessings of a
relationship with Jesus Christ. Spiritual formation invites us to offer ourselves to the guidance of God's Holy Spirit
to the end that we would be formed in the pattern of Jesus who showed us
the way to be truly human.
for children currently includes:
Space-For children under age eight we provide a safe and healthy place for children to grow in a
sense of belonging under the leadership of a children's ministry team
and a nursery attendant.
Time of Wonder- Every child at CHPC has a turn at
leadership and sharing in worship over the course of time, pouring water
into the baptismal font, lighting candles, reading scripture, providing
music, and other emerging roles. Activity packets are available for the remainder of
worship time for children whose families wish them to remain in worship
rather than join activities in the nursery. Music activities are
provided in worship and in our family fun days.
with the Family of Faith ~
We are Sharing Music,
Reading Scripture, Serving as
Acolytes, participating in a Time of Wonder & Blessing the children in
each week being blessed by our congregation!
& Practicing Together the Life of the Spirit
~ Families receive a resources to support home
activities and growing in faith as a family. Weekly in Worship, Activity Time, in annually in
Overnight Retreats, & Family Activities we
focus on Worship Arts, Bible Study, Prayer, and Acting Justly...
~ Being people who seek to show
God's love and justice, our children participate in the : Souper Bowl
Offering for Hunger, One Great
Hour of Sharing, Peacemaking...
~ At Baptism, the church
promises not only to nurture faith, but to
recognize the ministry of
children in the life of the church. Our children assume leadership
roles very early (by age 3!) and are included in all the areas of
ministry in the congregation.
need all of us to recognize that they are not the future
they are the church today!
Blessings, Pastor Linda