Educational Resources


The Boone Room (Resource Room)

Our Resource Room (located in the Gray Room) is an open library for all children and their families within our church. Feel free to come in and browse through the reading materials, videotapes, audio tapes, biblical references, puzzles and board games. If you would like to borrow something, please sign it out on the sign-out sheet provided there. Please, all borrowed materials must be returned within 14 days.

The Walter Farnum Scholarship Program

Higher education scholarships are available to church members, and their children, enrolled in an accredited school. Please contact the Church Office for more information regarding the requirements and distribution.




Every October, on “Bible Sunday”, personal Bibles are presented to church school children in the 3rd grade.   We have chosen to give the children at this age the Contemporary English Version Bible. It is written in contemporary English so that it is easier for a child to understand. The flyleaf of the CEV Bible describes it as a “user-friendly translation that can be read aloud without stumbling, heard without misunderstanding, and listened to with enjoyment and appreciation.”  We use this version for our weekly Church School Bible verse with great success!  It is our gift to these children, and it is our hope that they will continue to hold on to, and use, their Bible for a lifetime.


Every October, on “Bible Sunday”, children in the 8th grade are presented with a personalized hymnal from the church.  Again, this personal copy of the hymnal is a gift, and it is our hope that it be used for a lifetime.

Note: if your child was not here during his/her 3rd or 8th grade year, please contact the Church Office. We believe ALL children, regardless of their years of enrollment, are entitled to, and in fact deserving of, ownership of these important books.



The Acolyte Program

Children in Grades 3 through 7 are invited to take part in our Acolyte Program in which they assist the Minister and the Deacons in the formal opening and closing of worship through the lighting and extinguishing of the candles. The acolytes are trained, guided, and overseen weekly by the Board of Deacons. Acolyte robes are also provided by the Deacons. Training sessions will be announced throughout the year, so please inquire through the Learning Center Office (846-3515) if your child is interested.

The Children’s Time

On the second and fourth Sundays of each month (unless otherwise announced) the children will be provided a mini-sermon (for kids of all ages) at the beginning of the adult worship service. This message is affectionately known as “The Children’s Time”. Children and their families will be directed to the Sanctuary on “Children’s Time” Sundays. All of the children are dismissed to their classrooms after “The Children’s Time”.

Circle Time

Every Sunday, after the children report to their classrooms and attendance has been taken, they will gather in Farnum Hall for “Circle Time”. In the circle, the children will share in a mini-worship service complete with prayers, a scripture lesson, the sharing of joys and concerns, and the collection of offering. Observing a worship ritual, just like Mom and Dad, will prepare the children for the adult worship experience as they get older.


One Sunday a month, the Jr. High Class and Confirmation Prep Class and will attend the worship service, as a group, to engage in an exercise called “Sermonastics”. Using a worksheet as a guide, they will develop a deeper understanding of the Minister’s message.

What People are Saying

I love that everyone is always welcoming and always listens. — Mia, Age 18
We have had 17 moves. Every time we came back to Newport we were welcomed as though we had never been away. — Debby, Age 79
I like how everybody at church knows everyone and everybody is friendly even to those they don't know, no matter what. — Mackenzie, Age 15
This place is a very warm, friendly family of believers, sharing the struggles of life, supporting each other along the way. — Melissa, Age 51
I found a loving and caring family when I joined the church! — John, Age 54
I have fun playing games while I learn about Jesus. — Nik, Age 10
The trucks in the nursery are fun to play with. — Kevin, Age 6
This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
Our church is very special. While we are a community of worshipers, we are also a community of friends and family. Anyone is welcome to join our family and that is a beautiful thing. — Noah, Age 16
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Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +