This Sunday is Christmas Eve. All children who have attended class during the month of December have been practicing Go Tell it on the Mountain to sing for the service opener this week. Bring your child(ren) from the Saplings -5th grade to the sanctuary at 9:40am to run through the song with the band. They will open the service with their song and then will sit on the floor for the Advent reading. After the advent reading, they will come sit with you, the parents, until they are dismissed at the end of the worship portion of the service. At that time, ALL children who are in the Saplings class -5th grade will gather in the GIC room (at the end of the elementary hallway) for an interactive Christmas lesson. You will pick them up there after the service. Sprouts and Seedlings will meet in their regular rooms. Here is a link to a youtube video for the kids to practice along: https://youtu.be/6kJM5srW8uA
I want to welcome you to the Clearwater Community Church Children’s Ministries Section. CCC has a unique role in the lives of parents and children to which it ministers. It is not the responsibility of the church to raise children – this is not to say we don’t have a responsibility to children, but rather that God gives parents the responsibility to raise their children and to instill in them biblical values and principles. He holds them accountable.
This is where the church comes in – it allows us to align ourselves with the parents and serve them by having quality classes for their children and supporting them with parenting. The purpose statement for the Children’s Ministries at CCC is …
Partnering with parents to reach, teach, and grow children to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Our responsibilities as a church lie primarily with parents – helping them and assisting them with their awesome responsibility to biblically raise their children and as teachers model and teach character. This responsibility is an immense one in today’s society – the pressures on parents and children are great. Because of this enormous responsibility, we have developed principles and policies to guide our children’s workers to assure parents that their children are in a safe environment
If I can be of assistance to you, please contact me. May God richly bless you as you continue to serve Him.
Beth Zeeb, Children’s Ministry Director