FAITH FORMATION: CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES
Our community experiences many generations of one kinship participating. We have families with one mom, two dads, a mom & dad, or no kids at all. We also experience familial relationships with those who do not share genetics. We value this diversity and place an emphasis on collaborating with one another.
At Elim we celebrate that children already know and experience God. To encourage the faith journey of younger people, we try to create age-appropriate space and opportunities as well as cross-generational relationships. Whole-child formation is possible by taking advantage of a variety of opportunities, and all children are welcome to participate at their own pace. Check out our calendar and sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up with our current events. Please also see Little Shepherd for our preschool schedule and curriculum.
We are using a new curriculum this year that coincides with the Narrative Lectionary so our Sunday School classes will learn the kid version of that day’s text.
Kids, ages 3 through 6th grade, are invited to join in on the learning, community, and fun on Sunday’s at 9:40am. Art, music, stories, play, cooking, experiments, and service projects are some of the ways we’ll be learning about God and connecting with one another. Kick-off is on Sunday September 10th at 9:40am in the dining room/fellowship hall. Interested in signing your child up, please fill out the registration form.
In our faith tradition, parents make covenantal promises for their children. Confirmation is the intentional process for those children to take on that covenant for themselves. The process of intentional study, increased involvement in worship, and service to others builds toward an Affirmation of Baptism. For up-to-date information about our Confirmation program, check the latest issue of the Source (link below in the footer).
5th-8th Grade Youth Group Page
High School Youth Group
All high school students (9th through 12th grades) are welcome to the weekly Wednesday evening gatherings at 6:30pm, usually in Room10. See the youth group page for more information.
Our congregation is called to hosting summer camp opportunities for children and youth each summer and on weekends throughout the year. This unique ministry is a pride of our joy-centered ministry with children and youth. Check out our calendar and updates for upcoming camps and retreats, and contact us if you would like to be involved.
For all our activities and events, camperships, scholarships, and financial aid are available to remove this barrier to full participation. Please contact our pastor to make arrangements. To see more detail about the specific activities happening at this time, please visit our calendar or blog.
Elim's Child and Youth Safety Policy