• Exploring Faith Together – With 5th & 6th Graders

    CONTACT: Jennifer Humphrey jhumphrey@fccedmond.org 405.341.3544
    One of the core distinctives of First Christian Church is the way we help young people navigate their faith journey. Our community of faith supports parents as their children make the developmental transition to adolescence by offering what we call the “Pastors’ Class.” It is an intentional faith development experience to help children, parents, and the church family to celebrate this momentous milestone. The class is designed to help students better understand what it means to choose to follow the ways of Jesus, and teaches them about baptism, the symbolism of communion, and what it means to be both a disciple and a Disciple of Christ.

    We know that middle school youth face daunting challenges and ask new questions. Who am I? Who will be my friend? Where will I find my place? The Pastors’ class is a safe and caring space to ask new questions about life and our faith that informs it. Through learning, sharing, and having some fun we hope to inspire our young people with very old and very contemporary ideas about God, Jesus, and the role that Scripture can play throughout their lives. We provide each member of the class with a youth mentor and an elder mentor who provide support and encouragement during their journey. Again, and again we affirm that faith is something we do together.

    Pastors’ Class begins with an overnight retreat, followed by six Sunday morning sessions taught by our ordained staff. Students will have the opportunity to make a confession of faith, receive first communion, and be baptized at the end of the journey. It is fitting that this journey is taken during the season of Lent and Easter.

    If your 5th grade student (or 6th Grader who has not experienced this course) is interested in being involved in the 2019 Pastors' Class, please let Jennifer Humphrey know as soon as possible. There will be a Parent Information Meeting set for late January/early February 2019.

  • Children's Trunk or Treat Thank You!

    CONTACT: Jennifer Humphrey jhumphrey@fccedmond.org 405.341.3544
    Thank you to everyone who hosted a trunk, played a ukulele, or handed out candy in costume at our Trunk or Treat event. What a fun-filled, magical event! Children from the church, the community and our child care center attended and left with a smile on their face and some candy in their treat bags. We had 24 trunks, about 75 volunteers, around 130 kids and over 100 cans of food collected for Ida Freeman Elementary's Food Pantry. Awesome! If you helped us out in any way, please know that your amazing efforts paid off and fun was had by all. Blessings!

  • Child Care Center Happenings

    CONTACT: Jennifer Humphrey jhumphrey@fccedmond.org 405.341.3544
    Did you know? Children's Ministries works closely with the Child Care Center, partnering with volunteers on Thursdays, to bring the stories of Jesus to the child care center children through the Children Worship & Wonder program. This wonderful partnership creates an hour and a half of storytelling and faith-building for the kids.

    It's almost time to start thinking about Christmas shopping and this year, the Child Care Center is giving you a great opportunity to get out for a Parent's Day Out while the kids have fun with their friends! On Saturday, December 1, the Child Care Center is offering Child Care for friends and families of First Christian Church and the Child Care Center. This is your opportunity to get a head start on Christmas shopping! Cost and schedule options are:
    - 10am to 1pm for $30 per child
    - 1pm to 4pm for $30 per child
    - Or, 10am to 4pm for $60 per child.
    Parent's should bring a sack lunch for their children and we will provide an additional snack. We accept cash or credit card for payment at drop off. All funds will support the Child Care Center General Fund. Please RSVP by November 23 via the online form at www.fccedmond.org/register You may pay at time of registration or on the day of the event.

    The Child Care Center needs your help in ensuring that the children have all of the curriculum and materials they need for success this semester! To ensure success, the Child Care Center has put together a wish list of needed items. Can you help? If so, go to: https://fccedmond.ccbchurch.com/need_detail.php?need_id=361

    Important CCC Dates: 
    11/8: Chik-fil-a Fundraiser, 5pm
    11/15: Thanksgiving Family Dinner, 4:30pm
    12/1: Parent Day Out Fundraiser, 10am-4pm

  • Children's Ministries Upcoming Events

    CONTACT: Jennifer Humphrey jhumphrey@fccedmond.org or 405.341.3544
    Ages 3 years old through 5th grade - join us each Sunday morning at 10:00 am in the Children's Education Hallway for Sunday school.
    - Preschool & PreK (3, 4 & 5-year-olds) - Room E12 (Children's Hallway)
    - K & 1st Grade - Room E19 (Children's Hallway)
    - 2nd & 3rd Grade - Room E17 (Children's Hallway)
    - 4th & 5th Grade – Room A23 (Family Life Center)

    Save the Dates:
    Children’s Christmas Musical – Sunday, December 9, 6:30pm

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