Christian Education: Kids and Youth
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR - 10:45 AM (following Worship)
Christian Education at First Mennonite Church strives to form a bridge between our Christian faith and everyday lives. Our programs are intended to invite people of all ages to grow in faith.
At First Mennonite, our children are a precious and important part of our community. Children are often asked to share their musical gifts, to read scripture, or to act as ushers and collect offerings during the worship service. There is something for the smaller children in every worship service, such as a children’s story.
During the Christian Education hour, there are classes offered for all ages, beginning at age 2. These classes begin meeting in late-August and continue through the end of May. There are no classes in June through August.
Our mentoring program involves the total church body in our personal and collective FaithNet. For some, this means finding special friends as mentors; for others it means being responsible to each other as mentors in the faith through our daily lives and church activities.
Outside of the regular Sunday mornings, groups of children and youth meet at other times for fellowship, service projects, spiritual formation, and just plain fun. Our main group is Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF) for those in high school. A highlight for the Sr. high group’s experience is attending a national youth convention every two years. In the off year, the group goes on a service trip. These trips have led them all over the United States including Chicago, Kentucky, Toronto, Minneapolis, Denver, and Portland.
Children ages 2 – grade 5