Family Summer 2020

Though it will definitely be different, we're planning for another meaningful summer! No matter the season, we strive to provide opportunities for discipleship, community, and fun for kids of all ages.

Please note that in August, we'll be taking a break from weekly online and in-person programming. We'll use that time for some professional development and to prepare for fall kick-off!

Workshops

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, we've got a great list of virtual workshops lined up for Tuesdays and Thursdays in June. Please make note of any age restrictions/suggestions:

Theater Games (Elementary students)

June 2, 2pm - with CPC member and Student Central volunteer, Kelsey Bullock

Improv Games (Middle School and High School)

June 4, 2pm - with CPC member and Student Central volunteer, Kelsey Bullock

Bible Study (High School girls)

The book of Mark, June 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10am - with CPC member and Student Central volunteer, Kelsey Bullock

Drawing/Illustrating (Elementary students)

June 9, 3:30pm - with professional illustrator, John Hendrix

Drawing/Illustrating (Middle School and older)

June 16, 3:30pm - with professional illustrator, John Hendrix

Finger Knitting with Loop Yarn (best for 3rd grade and older)

June 11 and 18, 10:30am - with Christine and Sophia Vandervoort (Christine is a CPC and KidCentral staff member)

Photography (best for 4th grade and older)

Using any smart phone or digital camera. Two sessions: June 11 and 25, 1pm - with CPC's Communications Director, Jeff Brown

Best Brownie Baking (young children will need adult supervision/assistance)

June 18, 1pm - with CPC member and KidCentral volunteer, Elizabeth Stephens

Harmonica (best for 3rd grade and older)

Bring your own harmonica in the key of C. Amazon link HERE. Two sessions: June 23 and 30, 2pm - with CPC member and harmonica hero, Sandy Weltman

Cooking Fun (young children will need adult supervision/assistance)

Two sessions: June 25 and July 2, 10:30am, by CPC's Director of Hospitality, Julie Kraus

 

 

All workshops are provided at no cost (thank you, volunteers!).
Once your child is registered, you'll receive confirmation and a Zoom link.

Please note: Safety is our highest priority. For virtual meetings (Zoom), all participants must be registered beforehand. All Zoom meetings will be hosted by a staff member who will utilize/monitor the "waiting room" feature.

Register

Kids

We've got one more week! Rising 2nd and 3rd graders have one more meeting on June 29. Rising 4th and 5th graders will meet for the last time on July 1. After this week, all elementary students are encouraged to participate in our virtual VBS, Rocky Railway (more information on this page). 

  • Rising 2nd and 3rd graders will meet virtually on Monday afternoons, 3:30-4:30pm.
  • Rising 4th and 5th graders will meet virtually on Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-4:30pm.
  • Ages 3 years - rising 1st graders will also be invited to their own weekly Zoom times for a brief time of discipleship through music and community on Tuesday afternoons, 5pm.

Register

Younger Elementary Registration

Students

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, we're offering gatherings for a time of discipleship and community-building for all middle and high school kids who are comfortable doing so.

To maintain social distancing guidelines, students must register to attend these gatherings. Please feel free to share the registration form, linked below, with friends so they can reserve their spot!

We'll meet at the parking garage at Central Church and remain at least 6 feet apart. Staff will be present to ensure social-distancing and conduct guidelines. Since the meeting will be in open air and the 6-feet rule will be enforced, masks are encouraged, but optional. Matt and Ari (student ministry staff) will lead these groups, and a third adult staff member/volunteer will also be on sight as a safety precaution.

Students should bring their own chair or blanket, a Bible, a pen, and a water bottle.

For our gatherings, we'll be using a small-group, discipleship series from RYM (Reformed Youth Ministries). This reputable series is engaging and encourages personal, at-home Bible study throughout the week.

Below are the times/dates for the end of June through July. Gender groups will meet in separate circles:

Mondays, 1:30-2:45pm: 11-12th girls and 6th boys
Wednesdays, 11-12:15pm: 6th girls and 7-8th boys
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:45pm: 7-8th girls and 9-10th boys
Sundays, 1-2:15pm: 9-10th girls and 11-12th boys

Register

Other Summer Activities

virtual, large group events (for all ages)

KidCentral and Student Central will offer occasional, whole-group Zoom events just for fun. Watch for more info throughout the summer weeks!

kids night out (our version of vbs)

It's starting this week, July 1! We're excited to climb aboard Rocky Railway VBS--the summer event that puts kids on track for trusting Jesus! At Rocky Railway, kids will explore Jesus' power and how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. For more information or to register, click on the button below!

Learn More

Don't forget to share this page with your friends so they can register for summer programs today! CPC or church affiliation is not required - the more, the merrier!

This Weekend

Worship as a family with our online service at 8:30am (also available any time afterwards). We are also now hosting an in-person Vespers service. You can learn more here. Also from the "This Sunday" page of the website, you can download the order of worship and discussion questions.

Don't forget to also print a children's bulletin for kids to color while they follow along with the elements of worship.

Children's Church continues for preschoolers through weekly videos from Mrs. Stephens. You can access this week's Children's Church when you scroll to the bottom of the "This Sunday" page of the website on Sunday mornings. We'll also post it on the KidCentral Facebook page on Sunday.

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