Hello! I am Dana Talcott, and I am the director of children’s ministry at Christ’s Community Church. Our goal at CCC is to help connect your child with God, friends, the community, and the world, through dynamic, engaging Bible-based lessons.
Please feel free to have your child join us on Wednesdays or Sundays. All are welcome and encouraged to come! We have three age groups to choose from: Nursery (ages 0-2), Preschool (ages 3-5), and School-aged (ages 6-12). Children are a focus here at CCC. We are constantly working to provide the best for each child. We view each child as a unique individual, fearfully and wonderfully made by Almighty God. Our goal is to lead each child into a personal relationship with Christ and to continue to help them continue to grow in their faith.
Each of our teachers has had a thorough background check and has been a part of the church for at least six months. We consider the safety of every child of upmost importance. Regular trainings are held to educate teachers of developmental stages and teaching strategies for each age group. In addition, each class is equipped with curriculum that has been carefully reviewed. Our teachers have a passion for teaching God’s little ones. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our children’s ministry! We love kids and we have a large children’s ministry ready to meet your child’s individual needs. Please read the description of our programs below.
Sunday service begins at 10:30, with a staffed nursery (for ages 0-2). However, all children are welcome to gather in the main sanctuary with their parents for praise and worship songs. After praise and worship, all of the children (ages 0-12) are dismissed into their classrooms for children’s church, while the adults get to enjoy the sermon in the sanctuary or coffee house. Children are also welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.
In each of the classrooms, the teachers will be having a church service specifically designed for each age group. The nursery staff, emphasizes song, stories and finger plays, while demonstrating to each child the love of Christ. Preschoolers are allowed to discover their world around them and are taught basic Bible stories and songs to reinforce them. School-aged children are engaged in Bible stories through skits, PowerPoint, object lessons, video clips, songs, Bible verse memorization, and much more! Each Sunday ends with every child picking a surprise from the prize room!
Kids Connect is held on Wednesdays! This is a special Bible club set apart just for Wednesday nights. The Kids Connect group (ages 6-12) investigates Bible truths, plays fun games, participates in object lessons, and watches engaging video clips, especially designed to make the truths of God’s Word come alive to them. We have investigated such topics as the Fruit of the Spirit, the Beatitudes, and Acts. Each investigation is a fun and engaging experience!
Kids Connect Jr’s (ages 2-5) enjoy a fun night, which includes a snack, Bible story, craft, and play time. Children at this age learn through play. So, many of our crafts, songs, and stories are done with the kids up and moving.