We are a church that values and celebrates the children and youth among us. Particularly since COVID-19, we have taken this time to get creative in our ministry with families.  We want to support our children, youth and their parents during this particularly challenging time in school and the world. 

Our children have had “lawn visits” with Ms. Brittany, Compassion Camp virtually and at-home, and this fall will have Bedtime Prayers on zoom.  We also include a children’s message in each worship service online. We will also send supplies to do at-home service projects and faith formation each month.

Our youth group will meet in small groups outside this fall to play, check-in, and have a short devotion.  We will meet in-person as our parents have asked for a safe in-person option for their young people when many of our local schools have moved online and social programs canceled.  We are using the best practices provided by the CDC.  We hope this will be a time to unwind, connect with their peers and caring adults, and that it is a time to process what is going on in their worlds through a faith lens.  Our youth will also have opportunities for service this fall both in-person and at-home.

We also invite our children and youth to share their gifts in worship from reading to sharing musical talents.

Our parents and caregivers deserve an award each day for making the pandemic puzzle work.  BSPC hopes to continue to provide support and simple, yet meaningful faith opportunities for families to use at home.  We also have started a moms support group for moms to connect during the beginning of the school year.

For more information, sign up for our monthly emails for children and youth or contact Brittany Porch, Director of Mission and Education, at bporch@bspc.org.