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Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

At Community Church, we minister to the spiritual needs of our children through a children’s ministry program. We provide an environment in which children are safe, are taught at an age-appropriate level, and are encouraged to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Community Church offers two nurseries for children ages infant to three years old during the worship hour. Parents are able to enjoy our services while being confident that their children are being well cared for in a developmentally appropriate environment. Certified nursery staff build lasting relationships with little ones each Sunday so children feel comfortable and secure during worship services.

Community Church seeks a congregational life that supports and nurtures all family relationships between people of all ages.

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For more information about our Children’s Ministry, call (772) 469-2305

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Childcare is available during our Sanctuary and C2 services. We ask parents to provide contact information to our trained nursery staff, in case your little one needs your attention during the worship hour. Infant to Age 2 meet in the “Hatchlings” nursery, Room 221 and Twos and Threes meet in the “Monkeys” nursery, Room 220. Look for signs on our campus to direct you to our nurseries, which are located on the second floor of our education building.

Kindergarteners through 5th grade children begin Sundays in our 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services and leave with their teachers for Sunday School during the Passing of the Peace. We provide exciting lessons based on the scripture used each Sunday in the sanctuary and C2 services. We use the Godly Play curriculum, based on Montessori principles, to share the sacred stories of our faith to our elementary age students. Children explore their faith through storytelling, wonder, crafts, and play. We ask parents to provide contact information to our Sunday School Director, Lia Peters, in case your child needs your attention during the worship service. Parents pick-up their children on the second floor of our education building. Signs on our campus will direct you to our classrooms.

Light is a powerful symbol that seems to speak to our spirits and gives us a sense of reverence and hope. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” When our Acolytes bring in the light, it is a way to signal that worship has begun and to remind us that Jesus Christ is present with us in worship. The power of one candle to pierce the darkness is a strong biblical image that we understand. Jesus also said to his followers, “You are the light of the world.” When the Christ-light is carried out in front of us at the end of our worship, we are reminded that Christ goes with us, and we are to be Christ-light bearers in the world. If your child is in 4th grade or older and is interested in becoming an acolyte and participating in the leadership of worship, please contact Charlene Applegate in the church office at (772) 562-3633 for more information.

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Meet Our Children's Staff

Charlene Applegate

Executive Assistant to Rev. Dr. Anna V. Copeland and Administrative Assistant for Children, Youth and Family Ministry