Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ - Matthew 19:14
Children are a Blessing!
At UCCEG we believe that children and youth are a blessing and a vital part of the life and ministry of the church. Below are some of the ways we include them and the special programing we have to meet their needs.
Baptism is offered at any age, but is often done with babies. If you desire your child to be baptised, pleasecontact the Pastorto discuss the details.
Activity Bags in Narthex
During non-pandemic times you can find activity bags and books in the lobby to help keep your little one entertained during the worship service. Children's bulletins are also available from the ushers.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Each September, students are invited to bring their backpacks to church to be blessed for the year by the Pastor.
Sunday School - Returning When It's Safe
After the Children's Chat, young people through 6th grade may leave with their teacher for Sunday School. Our lessons follow the same scripture passages that are read and reflected upon in worship.
During the worship service, there will be a designated time for children to come to the front of the sancturary (if they are able and willing) to have a special chat geared toward children of all ages regarding the message of the day.
In non-pandemic years we usually hold a Christmas pageant starring the childen and youth of the congregation. It is a special tradition we look forward to each year.
We have a room specially equipped for our littlest members who may not enjoy sitting in worship the entire time. Feel free to take your child to the nursery anytime and make yourself at home with the toys and books. Breastfeeding mothers are welcome to feed in the sanctuary but if you desire more privacy - the nursery is a great option.
Youth are our Future!
The YOUTH at UCCEG are the future of our church and we care a great deal about their needs and thoughts.
Below is some of the ways we include them in our ministry.
Confirmation is a year-long commitment where students (usually 7th-9th graders) work with the pastor and a church sponsor to grow deeper in their faith as they re-comit to God, Jesus and the Holy spirit. Activities include community outreach, visiting other places of worship and participating more fully in the local denomination and associations. Students dive into the study of the bible and their prayer life, and participate in worship services and the church committees. By their affirmation of baptism youth are received by the congregation, as voting members of the church. To learn more, please contact the Pastor.