Here at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, we believe Christian Education can touch the lives of everyone in the congregation – from the very young to the very old.
We are excited to share with you the new name for our Child, Youth, and Young Adult Christian Education Program #Journey! Effective immediately, we have put in place the following schedule for Sunday morning #Journey programs for children and youth ages 3 and up:
1st Sunday: All children are encouraged to remain in church
2nd & 4th Sundays: Children are invited downstairs to participate in multi-age faith based activities
3rd (& 5th) Sundays: Children are invited downstairs for games and crafts and fellowship with one another.
The above schedule will remain in place through the end of this school year. Please note that our nursery room is still available for infants and toddlers 0-2 yrs old. Children are always welcome in church.
Our next step is to vision what the future of our program will look like, but to make that happen we need a few volunteers. If you share in the belief that children and youth are the future of our church, and you feel the excitement of being part of developing a program to allow them to grow in their faith, then please consider volunteering to be part of this team. The commitment will involve meeting one time per month for approximately 2 hours, as well as some online discussion between meetings. Childcare will be available during meetings.
If you don’t feel called to be part of this team, but do feel that you want to help in some way, then please consider volunteering one Sunday per month to help with our #Journey program during church.
Jen Seth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Carrie Reed (email@example.com).
Lastly, we have some new opportunities for our 13+ youth. Pastor Sara will be leading a Sunday evening youth group 2x/month that will involve faith, friends, and tons of fun! All are welcome to Youth Group! Friends, neighbors, that weird cousin! Come on over for Fellowship and service! The National Youth Event is being held July 26-30 in Orlando and we are excited to send a group of youth along with a few adult chaperones to this conference being held in Walt Disney World. If you are interested in attending please contact: Carrie Reed(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jen Seth (email@example.com)