Children and Youth Ministry at Home
A quick note to the whole family...
Hey there friends-- Faye and Bree here!
We are committed as ever to coming alongside you and supporting you and your children in their faith journey. As Christians, we share a special hope, one that pushes us and drives us to be people who love all, grow in faith and serve others in all circumstances. Community Church wants to share resources, provide stability and structure, and continue to be in community with you even as we practice social distancing. We know it is hard to be disconnected physically from your church family, so we will be connecting in some new and creative ways over the next few weeks. We want to empower you to continue your family's spiritual development from home with our help! Read on to hear how we'll do this.
We’ll be moving online for all Children and Youth programming and keeping our schedule as best we can. A main way we will connect together online is through Zoom, a video conferencing program. It is free and can be used with video or without. You can go to zoom.us today to sign up! If you need extra help signing up, you can follow this tutorial from Zoom below.
Children’s Sunday School – Gather on Zoom with Faye Umble from 9:00 - 9:30 am every Sunday morning for our Sunday School Pajama Party! Kids can stay cozy in their jammies while participating in the weekly Sunday school lesson. Click the button below to access lesson materials and videos for the week.
Connect Sundays – Gather on Zoom with Faye Umble from 6:00 – 6:40 pm every Sunday night for a time of fellowship and Bible for our 4th – 6th graders.
Connect Midweek – Gather on Zoom with Mindy Standifer from 6:00 – 6:40 pm every Wednesday night for our 4th – 6th graders
Youth MidWeek – Gather on Zoom as a whole group from 6:00 – 6:40 pm every Wednesday night for Bible and discussion led by Bree Jimenez or an Adult Volunteer, for all 7th – 12th graders. This will be in place of our Wednesday Small Groups.
Sunday Night Youth – Gather on Zoom online with Bree from 6:00 – 6:40 pm every Sunday night for a new series called “LIVE with…” where each week we’ll interview a new person and get to learn about their faith, weird hidden talents, how they’re connected to Community Church and more. SNY Online will focus on fellowship and connection for our 7th – 12th graders.
Check-In Chats – Gathering opportunities throughout the week to check in, share prayer requests, play a group game and chat. Think of these as Bree’s “office hours.” We’ll share these meeting times via Remind, IG and Facebook.
For the Family
Every Wednesday, we are going to post a new Family Challenge on Facebook. Family Challenges are weekly fun challenges for the whole family that require little or no supplies. Participate for your family's chance to win a prize, delivered straight to your home! Family Challenges will drop every Wednesday at noon. To qualify, submit your Family Challenge by the following Sunday at noon. By 2PM on the following Sunday, Bree or Faye will draw a name and have your prize sent on its way the next day!
Feel Good Fridays:
Every Friday, we will post a new Feel Good Friday on Facebook. Feel Good Fridays are weekly activities to reorient ourselves with who the Church is. Completing the task on Friday isn't the point, we want to offer space for your family to connect with the larger community even when physical connection is limited. No need to submit these but if you'd like to share insights with us, be sure to tag us!
Are you looking for resources or ideas to help keep your family entertained and occupied? Click below for a list of resources we have found to help you!