All of our onsite church activities have been suspended due to COVID-19. We do have online opportunities to connect. Interested in learning more? Contact Christian Antwi.
Central Youth and Friends Hangout
Christian Antwi and Lauren Scott, Central Staff for Ministries with Children, Youth, and Families.
Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m.
Meeting ID 189-261-355
Family Sunday School Opportunity
Join us at 9:40 a.m. on Sundays for a family-based Sunday school opportunity. We will be working from the book Faith Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home by Traci Smith. Find more information about the book “here”! Christian will be ordering 15 books please let me know if you would like for me to mail it out to you. You can find the google form to help me keep track by clicking here.
Children and youth can participate in the discussion as well. Children will have a worksheet for them that they can follow along through each week and youth will have an optional one where they can choose to either engage in conversation or have deep introspective journaling or other activities to get them pondering. This week we will be reading the Spiritual Practice of Prayer pages 142 to 161.
Resources for Parents
10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to kids about race
17 Resources for families about anti-racism
Central Parents of Children and Youth Social Hour
Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. “Central Parents of Children and Youth Social Hour.” Parents of Central children and youth are invited to our weekly Zoom fellowship social hour Thursdays 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., led this week by Christian Antwi. We are thinking of restructuring this event and would love your input. Please join us so we can know what you are thinking?
Meeting ID: 827 9582 4943
Help us with Central Story Time!
During quarantine, Christian with other leaders in the church, read children’s books and record them for the children of the church to enjoy. Will love to involve as many people in this endeavor, youth, parents, grandparents, or even other children to read and record. Once you have the recording please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Summer Trips
Just a reminder that unfortunately because of development with COVID-19, the youth committee and I have made the decision to cancel our summer trips. We are monitoring the news of the shelter in place and will make the best decision on activities and outings this summer so stay tuned and plugged in.
Children and Youth Events
June Birthdays to Celebrate
James Wood turned 5 on June 3rd
Julia Ashe turned 7 on June 7th
Daniel Figueroa turns 6 on June 16th
David Byers turns 15 on June 23rd
Elizabeth Amos turns 11 on June 25th
This week’s events to connect to:
Family Sunday school class at 9:40 am.
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home
Meeting ID: 830 6864 6755
Pre Youth Group Youth group (Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders)
NEW!!! A pre youth group youth group at 5 pm.
>Meeting ID: 837 5318 0617
As vital and active members of Central Presbyterian Church, our youth in grades six through twelve offer countless gifts in the life of our community. Serving as Elders and Deacons, they help govern the church and provide care to members in need. Leading worship as ushers, musicians, and liturgists, the youth help shape our dynamic, communal worship on Sunday mornings. As members in committees and volunteers in congregational outreach efforts, they offer their perspectives, time, and talents to our work together within these walls and outside our doors.
Recognizing that this stage of development is especially formative in ones faith, Central also seeks to provide several spaces for youth to learn, grow, connect, and ask questions. On Sunday mornings throughout the year, the youth can engage in a variety of Sunday school offerings, with age appropriate curricula for both middle and high school youth. A year-long confirmation class, typically for youth in eighth and ninth grades, occurs at least once every two years to prepare youth to join the church formally.
For any questions and conversation around our children’s ministries, contact our Minister for Children, Youth & Their Families, Christian Antwi.