CHILDREN AND YOUTH SEQUENCE GUIDE

The purpose of this guide is to identify milestones children and youth will have the opportunity to experience while participating in the life and ministries of Unity Presbyterian Church. This is not a check list since we realize children learn very differently. The learning goals are based upon age appropriate faith development. These learning goals are designed to guide teachers as to what to teach and to guide families in their child’s spiritual growth.

When a child is baptized, parents and the congregation promise to nurture the child’s faith development. The church then promises to help parents on this journey. Children and youth learn about faith first at home, second at church. This guide is a resource for families to use as they desire within their own family. Unity as a church is committed to the children and their families and will continue to provide opportunities for children and youth to experience these learning goals.

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 This guide contains the following:

  • Prayer
  • Bible Knowledge
  • Bible Skills
  • Worship Participation
  • Mission & Service
  • Building Christian Community & Experiencing God’s Love
  • Milestones – Established in 2016 As A Guide For Unity Children & Youth Programs

 

 

Dates for Children’s Planned Activities in addition to Sunday School:

Sept. 11- Third Grade children receive a Bible

Kick off event

Oct. 2-     Crop Walk for families, all ages

Oct. 16–   Fourth/ fifth practice for worship presentation of 23rd psalm, activities

Oct. 29-   Hall of Sweets and Spooks – Preschool-Fifth grade

Oct. 30    Fourth/fifth grades lead children’s time to share memory of 23rd psalm, Dwell song, other information-. Sunday school teachers assist.

 Dec. 4   Kindergarten/First Grade sing Shout- Psalm 100 and share memory verse from Sunday School during children’s time and with assistance of  teachers

                Second/ Third Grade sing Joy,share memory verse with Sunday School teachers

                Advent Activity for Families and Children- Sunday night U connect time

Dec. 18   Family Christmas night led by middle school youth and Rev. Tricia Lytle. Children are invited to come dressed in pajamas for a special telling of the Christmas story and sing Christmas carols by the fire.

Dec. 24    Christmas pageant for children to sing and share the Christmas story( watch for more details) during 7:00 service

Jan 8     Kindergarten/First Grade    trained about Five Cents A Meal, collect the offering with the ushers during worship

Feb. 5    Second/Third Grade Training about communion. Help with set up and cleanup of communion, visit communion room and either observe or participate in receiving communion during worship.

 

 

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