Vacation Bible School was GREAT!

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A big THANK YOU to First Baptist Church, all of our volunteers and Jr. and High School helpers for showing us how to build community together!



Your Children are Welcome Here!

We love the sound and energy of children, and their presence will not be disruptive to us. They may join you for the entire time in any of our worship services if you choose. We also offer several other options for your, and their, convenience:

 

Weekly Programming

Foundations (Youth Group) – K-12

Dinner, games, songs and small group discussion focusing on the four F’s – Faith, Fellowship, Food and Fun! A joint dinner will be followed by song time and large group games for the whole youth group. Following, participants will split into age-based small groups for fellowship and curriculum. Children and youth in K-12 are welcome to attend. This program is deliberately interfaith, not just focusing on the Lutheran and Methodist traditions of the Coop, but also integrating with the Baptist traditions of FBC and any other community of faith that wishes to attend.

Location: Coop Great Room

Date Time: Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Tinkle Bells – K-5

Handbells and chimes choir for any elementary age kids. The choir occasionally rings in Coop services, but can also be transported to other venues for performances.

Location: TBD

Date Time: TBD

Ding-A-Lings – 6-12

Handbells and chimes choir for any middle school or high school age kids. The choir occasionally rings in Coop services, but can also be transported to other venues for performances.

Location: Bell Room

Date Time: Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Monthly Programming

Confirmation – 6 -12

Any youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend confirmation, whether they have already participated or not. This is an opportunity to learn more about faith and Christianity. The curriculum will be Lutheran and Methodist in flavor, but the main focus is Christianity in general. Youth will be in small groups led by two wonderful Pastoral couples. All youth will also work with an adult mentor. Pastor Kathy and Bobby will be in an advisory role. This monthly program, beginning in October, will culminate with the Confirmation Retreat at Suttle Lake in April.

Location: Youth Room

Date Time: One Sunday a month (TBD)

All Church Activity – K-12 and families

Once a month, the Christian Education team will sponsor an all church activity for any children, youth and anyone else who would like to attend. All Church activities include beach trips, trips to museums, mystery trips, and other events. For the rest of 2016, All Church Activities will be on the third Saturday of each month. The first event will be Saturday, September 17th and will be a day trip to the beach.

Location: Various

Date Time: Third Saturday of every month

Special Programming 

Christmas Play and practices – all ages

This year, the Christmas play will not be performed during the church service, but instead be performed on a Friday and/or Saturday evening with an emphasis of welcoming the community into our church. All ages are welcome to participate in the Christmas play. There will be small parts, large parts, singing parts, speaking parts, and behind-the-scene parts. Tryouts for the Christmas play will be at the end of September. Practices will be weekly, but not every person will need to come to each practice.

Location: Great Room

Date Time: Sunday afternoons (TBD)

Lock-Ins – 6-12

These all night events are welcome to any youth and their friends who would like to participate. Lock-ins generally run from 8pm to 8am on Friday nights. The youth and their advisers are locked into the old building of the Coop and no other groups are permitted entry during that time. Lock-ins generally revolve around a theme (for instance the last two have been Zombie Faith and Teamwork) and include food, games, and generally a movie.

Location: Old Building of Coop

Date Time: TBD

Youth Day at SMB – all ages

Fifth Saturday of those months which have them are the Youth Volunteer Days at Saturday Morning Breakfast. Children, youth and families are encouraged to volunteer at any time at SMB, but especially on Fifth Saturdays.

Location: Great Room

Date Time: Fifth Saturdays

Still have questions? You can contact the church office at maccoopoffice@gmail.com, or 503-472-5622.