“We will not hide them from their children;
We will tell to the coming generation
The glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
And the wonders he has done.” (from Psalm 78)
Midweek LIFT (Life In Faith Together) RESUMES FALL 2017
We resume the Wednesday Midweek Program in the fall of 2017. We begin each evening with a meal and then there are activities of Bible stories, crafts, and games for children. Also activities for youth and adults. Ends at 7:30 PM each evening.
This past winter, the theme for our children is "Christ's Colorful Kingdom: Kingdom Kids Embrace God's Diversity". In a world marred by hatred and violence caused by an intolerance of racial, physical, ethnic and gender differences, we will seek to see diversity as God intended it to be... beautiful and creative. We will seek to find ways to be peacemakers and reconcilers as children of our Heavenly King.
Children and Families
The church has made a major commitment to emphasize children, youth, and young families. In the past couple of years the youth groups for middle school and high school have grown in size and have had major summer service learning trips or retreats. The church has hosted dynamic and creative Vacation Bible Schools with a Backyard Bash the preceeding week utilizing a theme that is engaging for children. Following Vacation Bible School the creative, colorful, and elaborate decorations grace the lower level educational level. We as a congregation seek to develop “a hall of fame reputation” as a highly effective congregation for developing children, youth, and families as disciples of Jesus Christ.
For more information on Third's approach to education, download this pdf.
Program information, including dates and times, for the 2016-2017 school year is available! Download this pdf.
Sunday Morning Education begins September 18 15 at 9:40 a.m.
Wednesday Midweek program resumes January 18, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
During Morning Worship
Nursery: Offered for infants through age 3 during Sunday morning worship services and classes. Staffed by Andy and Jane Zoerman and Kara Green along with caring volunteers.
Children and Worship: Children ages 4 through second grade participate in the start of the sanctuary worship service, then leave to experience worship at their own level. The program offers singing, Bible story, response to God’s word and prayer in a way that makes worship accessible. This program is offered throughout the year.
Take Home Sheet for Level I (Preschool - Kindergarten):
Take Home Sheet for Level 2 (First & Second Grades):
April 2, 2017
Young Disciples: For children third grade and up, this is a transitional worship opportunity that bridges the gap between Children and Worship and sanctuary worship. Young Disciples meets twice a month; the second and fourth Sundays of the month; (during the 11:00 a.m. Worship in the winter and spring semester).
Wednesday Night Midweek Program (LIFT): We resume again in September 2017.
L.I.F.T Life in Faith Together, 5:30-7:30 PM.
The church and the neighborhood community are invited to share a meal together, intergenerational drama and song, and then education and exciting activities for all ages. Winter semester 2017 : Wednesday, January 18 through March 29, 2017.