At our kid-friendly church we welcome all ages into our sanctuary for worship on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. On Saturday afternoons, families worship together. On Sundays, children join the congregation for the beginning of the worship service, gather for the children's moment, then go to Sunday School. Nursery care for children ages 2 and under is provided by Ms. Paige, or parents can listen to the service from the Nursery. We encourage children to participate in worship in a variety of ways, in addition to providing programs and events to enrich our children’s lives outside of worship.
In Sunday School, our storytellers bring Bible stories to life using three dimensional objects that the children can touch and work with. We create a sacred space where children can experience God through the great stories of our faith tradition and then choose how they want to express their response to the story. To learn more about this Montessori-based program called Godly Play, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw_mrzZJx00 or search for Godly Play on You Tube.
Learning centers of music, art, drama, cooking, games (and more!) rotate monthly to deepen the learning in Godly Play.
“Godly Play Spoken Here,” means we teach the language of religion—story, ritual, and community—to allow our children to express the deep spirituality they already possess.
We are always open to new students. Won't you join us?
Interested children also have the opportunity to participate in the Children’s Choir at the end of their Sunday school classes.
Kids for Christ (grades 4 – 6) meets on the first and third Sundays of the month immediately following church to enjoy food, fun and fellowship. Occasional activities with the senior youth group are also planned.
Junior/Senior High Youth Fellowship meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm to participate in programs, mission projects and social activities.
The Youth Mission Team is a devoted and hard-working group of young people (grades seven through twelve) who plan and finance an annual trip to various parts of the country to assist people and communities in need. It is a learning and growing experience for all, including the chaperones. Previous trips have included Puerto Rico in 2004, Newark NY in 2005, York PA in 2006, Manassas VA in 2007, Denver, CO. 2008, Branford, CT in 2009 and the 2011 trip will be to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Confirmation classes are led by the pastor each spring for all youth in grades seven through twelve who are interested in becoming full members of the church.
Camp Mechuwana is a United Methodist camp in Winthrop Maine which offers many exciting programs throughout the year and a wide variety of summer camp experiences for “kids” of all ages. Our church offers scholarships for any of our young people who attend a summer camp program.
Vacation Bible School is an ecumenical gathering with young people and adults from several churches throughout the Auburn community. It is held annually in late July with interesting and exciting themes, Bible stories, arts and crafts, recreational activities, yummy snacks and wonderful music.
Auburn Preschool is a safe and happy learning atmosphere for children, ages three and four, which meets Monday through Friday mornings during the school year. For more information or to register your child contact Gladys Chapman, 998-5331, or call the Preschool at 782-4329.
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