Creation Zone (All Ages)
The Creation Zone meets in Room 5 at 9:45. It is open to all ages interested in art and other self-directed activities: children, youth, adults. Each month includes 3-4 centers reflecting the season’s Sunday School themes. Monthly centers will be posted in the Midweek. Some of the rotations include weaving, video production, Legos, painting, and construction.
Sunday School (For children ages 3 years through 4th graders)
Following the Children’s Message during the 10:45 worship service, children are dismissed to Sunday School. Sunday School begins with all ages in Room 3 for Praise Sing. Ages are then divided for further instruction. Classes are as follows: 3 year olds – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades, 3rd and 4th Grades. The Christian Education Board has chosen Faith Weaver NOW curriculum, accompanied by resources from Young Children’s Worship, for this year’s lesson materials.
Club 56 (For students in grades 5 and 6)
Following the Children’s Message during the 10:45 worship service, students gather in Room 8 for Club 56. Faith Weaver NOW curriculum will once again be used for this age group with special emphasis placed on how the lessons relate to their lives. Monthly lessons focused on the meaning of communion and baptism will also be included. Beyond Sunday School, a variety of social and service events will be scheduled throughout the year for 5th & 6th Graders.
Family Worship Sundays
Family Worship Sundays create space for nurturing children in their understanding of worship and seasonal celebrations. On these days, Sunday School is suspended so children can remain in worship with their parents. Family Worship Sundays happen approximately once per month. On Family Worship Sundays, the youngest children still have the option to attend nursery or Young Children’s Worship.
Young Children’s Worship
On Family Worship Sundays, ages 3-2nd grade are invited to attend Young Children’s Worship following the Children’s Message. This sensory-oriented worship experience encourages children in their understanding of music, sacraments, prayer, and personal response.
We will have distinct classes for High School and Middle School teens this year. The High School class will meet at 9:45 (between the services) and the Middle Schoolers will meet during the second half of the 10:45 service (at the same time as the younger kids).
High School Youth Group
Our High School group will meet roughly every other week on Sunday evenings (6:30-8:00ish). Many of these will be at church, however, we’re also hoping to spend more time in people’s homes.
Middle School Youth Group
We are super excited about our Middle School group this year! We’ll have Middle School Youth Group at least once a month, typically on Saturday evenings.
Our adult education classes meet in Room 10 at 9:45 on Sundays. Topics range from biblical studies to current events to parenting and school discussions and everything in between! All are welcome, including children (if the topic interests them). Otherwise, children are welcome to join us in the Creation Zone!
Women’s Bible Study
Join us in the church parlor! We meet on Fridays with coffee and conversation at 9:45 AM, Prayer concerns at 10:00, and Bible study 10:15-11:30. Will provide childcare if needed.
Ada Congregational Book Club
This group reads and discusses a wide variety of best-selling and thought-provoking works over great coffee and pastries. The club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 1:00 P.M. in the church parlor (from October through June).