Faith Formation

Christ’s Church at Lowhill is growing in faith and faithfulness! You are welcome on this journey!

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In our growing Children’s Church program, we encourage parents of children of all ages to help us do something essential:  provide a place for families to participate together in worship every week and  to allow us to create space within the service for kids to be themselves.  With this in mind, we’re introducing a new concept for the coming church school year.

Children have always been a vital part of the life of our Church.  During our Sunday service, children have a time of lesson, story, or song with Pastor Chris, and every week, children help collect the Joyful Noise Loose Plate Offering that goes to local organizations helping people in need. We believe that including children in important aspects of the weekly Sunday service helps us lift up the commitment to understand church as an extended family.

This year, we’re launching an idea called The Kids’ Table to further edify our children and families during the regular worship gathering, as well as Praise Party, a new time of music, dance, movement,  food, and fun beginning at 9:30.  More details coming soon!

 

confirmation-2014Confirmation and Youth Group: Traditionally, confirmation is a step on the journey of faith that began with baptism, and is often undertaken as young people begin to sense a call to “confirm” their faith and desire to officially join a local church in membership. Confirmation is a time of spiritual growth, discernment, and learning more about the faith we share. It’s an affirmation of our place in the family of Christ and in the family of Christ’s Church at Lowhill. The confirmation program is open to anyone 12 or older who wishes to learn and confirm their faith in a journey of community and mentoring. It is not necessary to have been baptized prior to beginning the program. Individuals of all ages who have already been confirmed are welcome to join the program as a way of reaffirming and continuing their own baptismal and vows, pledges of Christian faith, and commitment to Christ’s universal church and Christ’s Church at Lowhill specifically.

Through confirmation, participants learn about the Christian faith and its role in an increasingly pluralistic world. They explore the identity of the United Church of Christ and they get to know the history and mission of our particular congregation. Here, brave questions of faith are encouraged! Confirmation is not for those who have solved the mystery of their faith; it is for those who aren’t afraid to wonder what they believe and who seek to embark on a journey of service, creative expression, prayer, and Christian community.

We are also developing a new youth group program for ages 11 and up. Stay tuned!

 

Adult Faith Formation:
rooted1“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
– Ephesians 3:16-19

Pastor Chris will be leading Wednesday night Bible studies this fall and winter, starting on September 20, 2017. Join us at 6PM in the Social Hall!