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.

 

BOOKS/PUBLICATIONS

Bibles

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.

Hymnals

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.

 

WORSHIP PARTICIPATION

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.

Sermonastics

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 most appreciate the closeness of everyone in our church. It's like one big family. — Rebecca, Age 18
As part of this congregation, I appreciate our pastor and teacher, Rev. Joe Tripp.... — Mary, Age 59
Our Church is generous with people in need. Our church has great programs for children and youth. — Joe, Over 65
I am grateful for the many opportunities to be of service to others. — Jack, Age 78
The kindest compilation of friends and family reside within our community. I've made some of my best friends here and joining the church is the best decision I've ever made. — Noah, 16
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 have been a part of this church as a child and now as an adult. It's has always been a fun, welcoming, and very special place at each stage of my life. — Laura, Age 34
I like that when Sunday School is over we go have something to eat. — Matt, Age 12
I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
I have fun playing games while I learn about Jesus. — Nik, Age 10
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +