families & children
There are many ways for families to be a part of The Neighborhood Church. From our Christian Education Ministry to our Fellowship events and Children's Choirs, read on to learn more about our fun activities for members big and small.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION & FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES
Our Christian Education and Fellowship Ministries are always hard at work planning our next event, from seasonal favorites to parenting workshops and family-friendly movie nights.
Christian Education sponsors the Easter Egg Hunt, our Mother's Day Tea in May, and oversees our Advent Wreath Workshop in December. Every Summer, Christian Education Ministry hosts Vacation Bible Camp-- one week of faith learning, crafts and outdoor activities for kids aged 5-10. Our Fellowship Ministry hosts our annual Father Daughter Valentine's Dance and our end-of-summer Church Fiesta.
These events are designed to be fun for the entire family, with kid favorites like waterslides, crafts, and healthy snacks. You can always check our upcoming events page for more information, but the best way to stay connected is to subscribe to our weekly Wave email for up to date details and announcements.
Our roots lie in Sunday School and Christian Education-- from the Church's earliest days to now, bringing Jesus into the lives of young ones has always been central to our mission. We host Sunday School every Sunday throughout the year, with age appropriate curriculum, monthly crafts and play time.
Sunday School is open to all regardless of Church Membership. We invite everyone to join us, from infants and toddlers all the way through fifth grade. Our Sunday School is run by our tireless Director, Myra Ghabrial, and her hardworking team of dedicated teachers, aides and volunteers.
We have two active youth groups who meet weekly in our Cyclops Room for fun, fellowship and learning. Led by Rev. Dr. David D. Young, these two groups are open to all, regardless of Church Membership.
We have two choirs who each sing once a month at Worship Services. Between the two, there is a place for voices of all ages to grow musically, partake in worship and learn basic music skills. Our Children's Choirs sing at Christmas and Easter Time, and prepare an annual musical play.
This is a fun and rambunctious group of young people ages 9-14. Currently they meet Monday afternoons from 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm. They sing for worship on Sunday mornings about once a month. In the fall of each year, rehearsals include preparation for the special Family Service on Christmas Eve. There is much excitement in January of each year as the group begins rehearsing the music for the musical which is presented in June. New singers are always welcome.
This children’s choir meets every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month (Communion Sunday) as part of the Sunday School program which takes place during the first service. With incredible enthusiasm, they work on music to share with the congregation about once a month. The singers are age 4 and up. They are one of the most favored groups to see as part of worship on Sunday morning.