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Children’s Formation

Children’s Formation in the Time of Covid-19

We are following the guidelines of our county, state and the Diocese of North Carolina to protect members of our community. Daily videos and reflections to encourage faith-at-home and keep families connected are posted at www.cotcchildandfam.org. Fall programming consists of at-home lessons, seasonal supply bags, videos, and Zoom gatherings.

If you would like to pick up seasonal supplies and receive lessons and Zoom links through email, please register by completing the online Church School Registration form.

Children’s Chapel

Children’s Chapel is a Sunday morning service that provides a liturgical experience for children as young as two through first grade. The service includes music, stories, prayer, and the teaching of familiar responses heard in “Big Church.”

Children meet on the playground (weather permitting) before processing to the historic chapel. Children’s Chapel is held during the 9:00 service except in summer, when it is held during the 10:00 service. During rainy or exceptionally cold weather, children gather in the ground floor activity room.

At this time, short Children’s Chapel services are broadcast weekly at cotcchildandfam.org. Daily faith encouragement is also shared. All posts are archived.

Please complete the Sunday morning child care information card.

Church School

Classes for two-year-olds through high school age are taught by teams of adult parishioners from 10:20 to 11:05 a.m. each Sunday during the school year. Calendar information about each class can be found on the Church School page.

Please complete a registration form.

At this time, families may request faith-at-home resources by contacting Boykin Bell.

Youth Saints

Children 8 and older are invited to serve as assistants in the Children’s Chapel Program. Please fill out the Youth Saints application.

Vacation Church Camp

Our 2020 summer camp curriculum, From the Mountains to the Sea, includes bible stories, prayers and suggestions for outdoor activities, art, science and cooking projects.  Our 2021 Earth and All Stars curriculum has also been adapted for home use.

Intergenerational Events

Events occur throughout the year and provide education and fellowship for all ages. Some of the most popular “intergenerationals” are the Advent Wreath making and Jesse Tree event held the first Sunday of the Advent season, the Epiphany potluck, and MLK Day of Service.

Serving the Church

Children and youth can serve the church in many ways, including singing in the choir, volunteering as a youth lector or acolyte, joining a group of Christmas carolers visiting the homebound, assisting in Children’s Chapel as a Youth Saint, or helping at the ABC Sale.