Church School News!
Rally Sunday 2022
Church school begins for the new school year on September 11! All children ages 3 years old through 7th grade are invited to join the fun. Come and register beginning at 9:45 AM before morning worship.
Vacation Bible School Update
In August 2022, we held a Vacation Bible School program for children in our community. Our church became “Adventure Island” and the children became “Explorers.” With help from a puffin named Beacon, the children searched the island for special lanterns that helped them learn to shine God’s light. Each day’s activities were centered around a Bible story and the children participated in music, crafts, games, snacks, and science to reinforce the day’s theme.
View the VBS slideshow below!
How does our Church School work at CCA?
Church School at CCA is a 9-month program dedicating to giving our children a foundation of faith through learning, play, service, and relationship with one another. From September to June, dedicated groups of teachers and advisors help our children grow by offering developmentally appropriate lessons about God, the Bible, and our Christian service in the world. Each year, the Church school has a theme that guides learning and missions throughout the program year.
Children enjoy the first part of the worship service with their families. About ten minutes into worship, the children are invited forward to participate in Children’s Time, a short “children’s sermon” with the pastor or another adult. After children’s time, children move to their classrooms for activities with their teachers. Church school activities continue until approximately 11:15 am, after which parents can meet children in their classrooms or in the community room during fellowship time.
Church school children are involved in many events throughout the year, including Rally Day, 3rd Grade Bible Sunday, Thanksgiving Mission, the Christmas Pageant, Communion Education, Scripture Sunday, Children’s Sunday and SO many more!
To register your child for church school, Simply fill out a registration form any Sunday morning before worship or contact Larissa Riley. You can also download and print the Church School Registration Form. The program runs during the school year from “Rally Sunday” in early September until “Children’s Sunday” in early June. New children are welcome to join at any time during the school year. CCA’s safe-places policy requires each child to be registered for church school, even if they only attend occasionally.
For more information about our church school program, contact our Church School Coordinator, Larissa Riley.
Middle High Youth Group (MHYG)!
1st meeting Sunday September 18th, 2:00pm-3:30pm.
At a time in life when most tweens are struggling to figure out who they are, what they like, who to be friends with, and what to believe, MHYG is a sacred space to learn, grow, and have fun. MHYG offers kids a safe place to explore their spirituality, form deep relationships, and let loose through fellowship, games, check-ins and sanctuary time.
ALL fifth, sixth and seventh graders are invited—whether or not they attend CCAmherst! MHYG kids are always welcome to bring friends. MHYG meetings are posted on the calendar - check the Upcoming Events page for details. Contact Pastor Kate for more information.