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2021 Programs for Children

The 2020-21 school year began Sunday, September 13th during the 9:30 a.m. worship service and continued until May 23rd. Summer programming started on Sunday, June 13th.

Outdoor Bible Garden
From June 13th until the fall, we will be creating an outdoor Bible garden. Did you know that there are over 125 plants mentioned in the Bible? We’ll learn about these plants and the stories and verses in the Bible that mention them. We’ll also learn how people in Jesus’s day made gardens and even learn how to make meals with the fruit, vegetables and herbs that were used over 2000 years ago. 

Volunteers working with children and youth are required to wear masks and have the COVID-19 vaccination. Families are welcome to garden and worship outside together or the adults can worship indoors. Anyone working outside with children and youth, regardless of whether or not they’ve been vaccinated, will be required to wear a mask. 

What was done in 2020-21

Children’s Message: Each Sunday there was a short lesson for the children given by our director of faith development, Rebecca Malke during the 9:30 am worship service.  Additional materials such as coloring activities, science experiments, baking and games were emailed to families. If you missed the Sunday services you can view the children’s lesson on our YouTube channel: Memorial UCC Faith Development. Be sure to click subscribe to get all the latest videos.

Video:  On the Sundays where our director will not be giving the children’s message (about 1-2 Sundays a month) the children will receive a message from either the pastor or a member of the congregation. Families will then be sent videos from this year’s curriculum from Sparkhouse. For grades 4K-6th we are using Whirl and for our middle school youth we’re using Re:form Ancestors.

Monthly activities: Each month we’ll have physically distanced group events. These could be making social justice signs to be displayed at church, raking leaves for church members, or picking up garbage in a neighborhood. So far we’ve had video game nights, chalk art in the parking lot and an outdoor movie.

Upcoming events
Outdoor Vacation Bible School: August 9-13th from 9-11:30 am. This year we’ll be offering Cokesbury’s Knights of the North Castle.  For more information, contact our VBS director, Jann Veloff at jgrizz0014@aol.com.


Mission Statement

To create and promote opportunities for religious education, spiritual growth, and intergenerational connections for our members and friends throughout their lifespans.

Our picture policy

We will not identify any children by name in photos on the web site or Facebook. We ask members and friends to notify us on the registration form if they do not want their children pictured on the web site or Facebook at all. Please let the pastor or director of faith development know if you are concerned about this.

Confirmation Trip to DC

Here’s a link to information on our trip in June 2016.