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. We offer church school classes for children in pre-K and kindergarten, first and second grade, third and forth grade, and fifth through seventh grade.
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! For more information, reach out to Marilyn Gibson to sign up for the church school newsletter.
To register your child for church school, please fill out a registration form at the church. CCA’s safe-church policy requires each child to be registered for church school, even if they will not attend for the entire program year. Please register your child today!
There is always a need for teachers and volunteers to assist in our Church School Classrooms. We welcome all those eager to be part of our vibrant, busy program. To become a volunteer with our church school program, begin by filling out the CHURCH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER FORM or contact our Church School Coordinator.
Middle High Youth Group (MHYG)!
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.