At Cottonwood we love kids. We desire to nurture faith from the nursery throughout life. We look forward to sharing our love of God with your kids. We hope kids join us in worship, but there is child-care available. We have a Sunday School program that includes a children’s choir as well as educational opportunities. We also have a Church School program that takes place during the 11:00 a.m. worship service immediately following the Children’s Sermon. In the summer we have a Vacation Bible School and through the year we have service and fellowship opportunities for kids and their families. We invite you to check out our ministry to kids.
COTTONWOOD PRESBYTERIAN … A PLACE FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN
WELCOMING CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Mark 9:37
We believe at Cottonwood that worship is an essential way we learn what it means to be Christian. By enabling children to worship with their families, and the larger church family, every Sunday, they learn that they belong to Christ and are welcome in his church. They learn the Lord’s Prayer, participate in communion, witness baptism, and other parts of the liturgy.
In addition to the enrichment they receive in worship, Children’s Church School reinforces church worship and follows the Liturgical calendar. They hear stories from the Bible read and interpreted. They are enriched by the beauty of music and art as expressions of praise and as their responses to God. They build a store of the accumulated shared experiences of Christian community from which they may draw when they are older. They discover that they are valued as persons by God and by the people of God.
Vacation Bible School, 2014!
Join us for three evenings of Sprit-filled fun! Children will learn how to Do Justice, Cherish the Natural and Nurture People.
Three evenings of God-filled fun for children ages 4-12.
August 11 – 13, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Dinner will be served each night. There is no charge. This is our mission for the families of our community. Invite your families, friends and neighbors, as all are welcome!
VBS Volunteers Also Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, food, skits, lessons, service projects and more. Sign-up today during Fellowship Hall.
Children in Mission - “Faith without works is dead”The children at Cottonwood are learning through their mission work at the church and in the community to put service above self. Their summer mission project will be to support Family Promise as they did two years ago.
Children's Christmas Program
Summer for the children at Cottonwood was busy with fellowship activities, Vacation Bible School, and mission projects. The congregation enjoyed several choral programs during services and the birthday of the Church. Now Fall is in the air. Just as the leaves begin to change colors, there is also change for the children at Cottonwood. Pastor Tom blessed the children’s back packs and prayed that each would have an exciting, productive, and fun school year. The children made a Harvest Cross with the bounties from the soul garden. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven”. We can enjoy and thank God for so much this time of year. The school program begins on September 15th for all ages.
Please join us.
Children’s Christian education