Examples of Children's Ministry in Action
Trunk or Treat--CCPC enjoys its own version of Trick or Treat, as costumed children make the rounds of members' decorated car trunks gathering candy and treats. Prior to gathering candy, the children have a carnival in Dodds Hall. The Youth Group organizes a Haunted House.
Blessing of the Backpacks--As our children prepare to return to school, we give them a special blessing. A prayer from a previous "blessing of the backpacks":
Thank you God for these children. Bless them as they go to school - preschool, grade school, middle & high schools - even college. Guard them, and guide them. Send your angels to camp around them and their schools. Give each of them a good friend to play with and eat lunch with. Bless all of their teachers, and help each one of these children as they learn new things - and as they do their homework. Dear God, give all of these children a wonderful year of new experiences and exciting things. Let them each know that You love them - even more than we love them. Thank you for being our God. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Maundy Thursday--The service includes liturgical dance with special music. The children accompany the cross outside the church and assist in placing it in the ground.
Easter Sunday--Sunrise Worship followed by breakfast and 9:30 AM Worship with Special Music. The Children's Easter Celebration includes blossoming the cross, special Easter story and Easter egg hunt after the Children's Message.
Horse Shoe Crab Tagging--Dick Arnold explains about crab tagging to Sunday School children.
Tagging Butterflies--Dick Arnold visits Sunday School and shows how butterflies are tagged so that their migration can be tracked. He brings in plenty of butterflies for the kids to release!
Vacation Bible School--kids making friends, singing and dancing, doing crafts, playing in the water--and most importantly--learning about God! Registration is free and open to all children Pre-K through 5th grade. Crew leaders for each group include youth sixth grade through high school. Children participate in a mission project.