For Children and Youth
Nursery : Nursery is offered for
infants - 4 years of age or they are welcome to stay in worship
with the adults. Christ loved a joyful noise and so do we.
Children's Chapel: Families gather
in the sanctuary at 10:30am to worship together. At 10:45 children
are invited to continue their worship experience in the Children's
Chapel using the Revised Common Lectionary Feasting on the Word
Special Events for Faith Formation Include:
Christmas Pageant: watch for the
You-tube version of the 2011 version of the Christmas pageant
which made it's debut at the 7:00 Christmas Eve Family Service.
Epiphany Sunday: Remember a non-perishable
item, for the Ferndale Food Bank to be collected by the Wise Ones,
the Angels and the Shepherds as we reflect on the gifts offered
to the Christ Child according to the gospel of Matthew.
Lenten Evenings: sharing a potluck
meal and an age appropriate study to deepen our faith during this
reflective season of the church year.
Annual Easter Sunday Brunch: complete
with a traditional Easter Egg Hunt.
Quarterly Youth Group Events: Fun
and Games with our Sister Congregations as well as annual Camping
Opportunities at denominational camps.
Mission opportunities for youth and adults:
ranging from caroling at Louisa House and in the church
neighborhood to Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans or volunteering
to work on projects at the Interfaith Our House or serving meals
at the Community Meal. You could also collect food for the Ferndale
Food Bank or help us collect Aluminum cans for our new playground
Thanks to Emma's vision and tenacity we will be completing
the Mission in our own back yard this spring check out our "Amazing
New Playground" for our awesome children in the back yard
of our church.
Vacation Bible School: Each year
is unique as we participate in a multi-church event. The 2012
Biblical Market Place Extravaganza promises to be full of energy
OWL (Our Whole Lives): 7th - 9th
graders are engaging in Our Whole Lives which helps participants
make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health
and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate
information in six subject areas: human development, relationships,
personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and
culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives
not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but
also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal
skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects
Confirmation: This is a mentor-student
based class that offers exciting opportunities to learn about
the foundation of our faith and to experience our growing faith-together.
Students choose two names they would like to have as their mentor-
Pastor Bobbi then coordinates the partnering and the pairs decide
when/where it is best to meet to complete their assignments in
Sunday: 9:15 am you are welcome
to join the year-long Course of Miracles which meets in the Meeting
Room. The class facilitator is Dan Nase. Additionally, there are
Adult Small groups that meet throughout the church year. The subjects
will vary from Bible Study, to current events and seasonal studies.
Each study will vary in length, and are led in such a way that
those interested are invited to join in on Sunday mornings when
available. Watch the Chimes Newsletter for currant details.
Monday: 1:00pm -- There is an on-going
Living the Questions Theological Study class that covers various
subjects during the year. The winter class will be studying Religion
Gone Astray What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith? written
by Rev. Don MacKenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman.
This class is facilitated by Joyce Tattershall.
Bible Study: at Ferndale Senior Center
(1998 Cherry St, Ferndale) Fridays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Join us for informal reading and discussion of various Bible verses.
We believe the Bible is the word of God and that the Holy Spirit
is the real Teacher. All are welcome to come and take part. For
more information call the Church office or Larry Nordby, Discussion
Leader, at 384-4420.
Other classes and small group gatherings are offered throughout
the year to supplement our standard offerings. Check this web
site and church Chimes newsletter for information as it develops.