On a Sunday morning following the children’s story, the children clump down the stairs and the sounds of singing, laughing and lessons drift up as Sunday School absorbs kids through the fifth grade. The very youngest are cared for in the nursery.
Sixth graders meet for Confirmation Class with the pastor at 9:00 on certain Sunday mornings, and go through a process to decide whether to join the church. They also help raise funds for the Drop In Center and just plain have fun with movies and pizza.
The middle school youth meet during the Sunday School time for study, discussion and activities on some Sunday mornings, and stay through the church service on other Sundays. They raise funds for the Drop In Center and for their mission trip to St. Croix, and take part in social events and service projects.
High school youth sing in the choir, earn community service credits by working on church suppers and other events, and meet occasionally for social time.
Teens of all ages are invited to be part of Sing and Serve, an interfaith project to prepare meals and song for the Overflow Shelter for the homeless once a month.