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Children's Ministry
 

Children's Sunday School Classes 

 

During the COVID-19 health crisis, children and youth are invited to join the online Sunday School program and the online Sunday morning worship service.  

 

During Sunday School on Sept. 20, we explored God's amazing beginning creations that are described in Genesis, the first book of the Bible in the Old Testament.  Just as God created the seas, the earth and the heavens, we are also blessed with the ability to create!  Creating is the wonderful ability to imagine and make something - even if we're following recipes and guidance from teachers or a parent.  

 

During the Sunday morning Worship Service, Pastor Eva shared some special snow globes that she has collected from her travels and from others as treasured gifts.  She reminded us that in God's world, we are kind of like in a snow globe.  Things get shaken up - like with recent fires, earthquakes and problems in our lives.  When we have faith and trust in God, things will settle and become right.      

 

Upcoming:

Sept. 27 - Online Sunday School will be at 9:15am to 9:45am.   We will Celebrate Wonder together! 

 

  

During In-Person Worship Sundays --------------------------------------------------------

 

Infants, Toddlers and Pre-School:

In this classroom, Sunday Schoolers color lesson pages, hear and read stories about Jesus, enjoy a snack, and have fun playing with toys and playground equipment. 

 

Early Elementary: 

The early elementary class for Kindergarten through 2nd grade is family-friendly and fun!  The teachers are kind and caring.  Children learn about The Bible in ways that are understandable for younger ages. 

 

Older Elementary:

3rd through 5th graders learn about how to find things in The Bible and read stories from it. They do crafts (like playing with clay), play games, cook food, and act out stories from The Bible.

 

Middle School:

6th through 8th graders learn about stories from The Bible and relate lessons to everyday life, learn Manners Moments, and play games like Apples to Apples and Scrabble (Bible versions!).

 

High School:

9th through 12th grades share highs and lows from the week, explore scripture lessons, and reasons for those concepts. They ask questions and discuss scenarios related to The Bible.

 

 

Children's Music Programs

View our Children’s Music Programs 

 

After the COVID-19 health crisis passes, we look forward to resuming music programs for children and youth!

 

The Carol Choir welcomes 2nd through 6th graders to share the gifts of their voices through songs of joy.   Practices are held after Sunday School in the Music Room under the direction of Diane Lucas.  The Carol Choir performs once a month at the beginning of worship service, as well as during the Christmas Eve Family Service.

 

The Youth Bell Choir under the direction of Carolyn Noonchester and the Youth Choir under the direction of Janice Clark are preparing to help lead the Youth Worship Service on Sun., Oct. 25.  

 

 

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Photo: Youth Musical, June 2019

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

  

Middle School and High School youth serve as acolytes during Communion Sunday, assist with monthly Children's Church classes, help with summer Sunday School, and get involved with other church and community opportunities such as Family Promise and the Sierra Service Project.

 

 

Special Events

Trunk or Treat: What would Halloween be without lots of treats?!  At CGS, lots of treats are handed out from lots of Halloween-decorated car trunks in the west church parking lot. “Trunk or Treat” is held Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and provides a fun and safe trick-or-treating environment for kids of all ages!

 

Advent: Children receive their very own Nativity scene crèche sets during the Advent season leading up to Christmas. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grades receive part of their crèche sets at a church-wide Adornment program.  Children receive additional figures during subsequent Advent seasons until they complete their crèche sets by 6th grade.

 

Christmas Eve Family Pageant: Children of all ages tell the story of the birth of baby Jesus through narration, pantomime and music.  The Pageant includes performances by the Carol Choir, Youth Bell Choir and Youth Choir.

 

Easter:We enjoy celebrating Easter with a beautiful sunrise service led by the United Methodist Youth Fellowship group, special Sunday School classes, and an egg-citing Easter Egg hunt!

 


 

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400 W. Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91007      [email protected]      (626) 447-2181
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