Congregationalism, from its earliest conception was founded by men and women of faith: faith in God; faith in Jesus Christ; faith in the Christian church as the fellowship of Christ’s followers; and faith in the way we live with each other, as disciples in Godly character and principles.
The basis of membership in the Congregational Church of the Chimes is a covenant not a creed. We believe that the strength of our relationship with God is predicated on the covenant that binds us to our God and to each other. We have adopted as our covenant the same covenant formulated by the earliest Congregational Church of Salem, MA in 1629.
“And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.” Mark 10:16
The Children’s and Youth Ministry here at Church of the Chimes is a vital and growing part of the church’s mission. In all our programs, we seek to help children live out their faith in a complex and sometimes crazy world. We help them build a relationship with one another and most importantly with God.
Children’s Sunday School
Our goal for the Christian Education of our children here at Church of the Chimes is to build a heart of faith and to allow children to be comfortable and in touch with God. We provide a time of learning where no one is judged and the kids get to be themselves. Our Sunday School curriculum is Bible based, sparks curiosity, engages conversation, is fun, has great crafts and leads children on their faith journey. What we teach the children about Jesus and God is extremely relevant so they can take their learning into their daily lives. ~ Grades Pre-School through 6th grade
Our BE BOLD Youth group is for 7th grade through high school and is an involved, positive and uplifting fellowship group for teens. In addition to a special time dedicated to this group on Sundays, they also meet once per month for get-togethers. Events have included; laser tag, pool parties, bowling, movie night, etc. If you have any further questions about the next outing and meeting time please contact the church.
Our Church of the Chimes nursery is a safe and loving environment for newborn and children up to age 3yrs. Our nursery worker is pre-approved and screened to care for your child. The nursery is available during every church service. In addition, general child care is also provided for small group studies, upon request.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Each summer, Church of the Chimes offers Vacation Bible School. The week is a proven blast for children Pre-K through 5th grade, with 6th grade through High School as councilors. VBS centers on an exciting theme each year teaching biblical principles to strengthen each child’s relationship with God. Each day is comprised of totally fun games, crafts, music, drama and Bible lessons, as well as special activities, all of which are fun and active ways VBS seeks to expand a child’s understanding of God.
The last Tuesday of every month, our Pre-school children and families gather for a fun, playful and interactive worship experience. This Chapel service is designed to expand the child’s understanding of God and provide exposure to an early spiritual journey. These services are for Church of the Chimes Pre-school families and their parents.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
Parents, if you are looking to give your children a fun night out and also receive a night out for yourself, Kids Night Out is a great opportunity to do so! This group meets monthly for dinner, fun activities, games, movies, and entertainment planned for children ages 4 and up. As the kids are enjoying their night out, parents get a chance to have a night out for themselves! Kids Night Out is truly a fun time for the whole family.
We have many activities for our church youth and their friends. Our Children’s Choir meets after worship on Sunday and is led by Susan Luker. They perform throughout the year in services and at special events. Shortly, we will be launching a Food For Thought children’s cooking class for ages 3 – 6th grade. During Lenten week, we have our annual Easter Egg Hunt, and a Lenten Pretzel night where kids make pretzels and learn about the Easter story. Our Vacation Bible School is one week in the summer and is always a fun-filled time! Our Kids Klub is for ages 4 – 6th grade where the children gather for fun activities monthly. Our Be Bold is for 7th grade – high school. All the groups have fun-filled activities such as: special movie and bowling nights, laser tag, swimming and pizza parties to name a few.
For more information, please contact us.
“Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant. ” Psalm 135:3
We have a wonderful Music Program with a very talented choir that sings on Sundays.
The choir is led by Greg Whipple and accompanied by our organist, Alan Steinberger. We have section leaders, soloists and musicians adding to the beauty of our services. Come join us online on Sundays for worship and a tapestry of musical notes praising the Lord
CROP Hunger Walks are community fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service, an international relief, development, and refugee resettlement agency. Money raised by CROP Hunger Walks nationwide is used to provide food, medical care, disaster relief, and self-help development for needy people around the world. We participate, Host and support annually.
We support Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC) each year in November by packing 100 shoeboxes with small toys, small articles of clothing (socks, mittens, hats), school supplies, personal hygiene items and wrapped candy. The program’s mission is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Every December our Board of Deacons works with The Children’s Bureau of Southern California to sponsor 9 needy families by providing them with clothes, toys, household items, basic necessities and food to help make their Christmas a time of joy and celebration.
Our Congregation makes donations of non-perishable food and our Community & World Service Board makes quarterly financial donations.
Our Christian Education Board helps the homeless and hungry of the San Fernando Valley by preparing “Blessing Bags” that our Congregants then give to the people we meet on our streets daily who are in need.
Each Blessing bag contains the following items packed in a gallon size zip lock bag: Bottle of water, Protein, Fruit cup, Granola bar, Dessert, Pair of socks, Plastic fork & spoon, a napkin, Toothbrush, tooth paste & floss and a special message from CotC.
Dedicated to recovering food and connecting it to people in need.
With dignity and respect, powered by volunteers, MEND’s mission is to break the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance
Our Church of the Chimes Community and World Service (CWS) Board hosts a Gala, an annual fundraising dinner and auction event attended by members of the church, the preschool, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, and members of the community in an effort to raise awareness and funds to donate to a community outreach project or organization.
We have a strong partnership with the Pan American Institute in Tijuana, Mexico, NACCC supported.
Who Are Al-Anon Members?
Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.
Get together with our friendly group of creative crafters and knitters to learn new stitches, share ideas and work on your newest creations! Tuesdays at 9:30am-11:30am
Contact Michelle Marot
Gymnastics program that specializes in the art of contortion, circus arts, and Argentinian Drumming. Classes for all Levels or experience Ages 3-17
Meantion the COTC website and get 50% off your first class!
The Boy Scouts of America is the largest scouting organization and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with about 2.3 million youth participants and about one million adult volunteers
As a Girl Scout, your girl will have fun and make friends as she participates in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: a proven, one-of-a-kind leadership development program
Fun and exciting rhythm based play class where kids learn to explore their world through music. Studies show the many benefits of percussion on the developing brain, enhancing concentration, coordination and utilization of both right and left brain hemispheres!