Sunday School & Youth
“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
Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Group (PF)
Our PF 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.
Vacation Bible School
“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.
Kids Night Out
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.
Pre-School Children’s Chapel
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
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 PF Youth group 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.
Our Music Program
“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 on Sundays for worship and a tapestry of musical notes praising the Lord.