Madison Christian Community

Children's Education & Enrichment

Children's EducationSunday School
Sunday School for All Ages:
9:00-10:00 a.m.

During the School Year

Nursery care available


Mission Statement:
The mission of the MCC Sunday School ministry is to nurture the Christian faith development of our children in the context of a welcoming community, honoring Christ's call to:
• create awareness of God's presence and work in the world
• to value the uniqueness of all individuals
• strengthen the relationship among individuals, family, church and community
• explore and teach God's work through study, worship and service
• challenge and encourage living out the Christian faith in daily life as
  disciples of Christ
• embrace diversity in the interpretation and expressions of faith

We welcome children of all ages to be a part of our Sunday School program. Classes start with Preschool (ages 2 and 3) through High School, meeting from 9 am to 10 am, September through May. Children are grouped according to age/grade with two or more teachers serving to lead each class.

YouthYouth Education Committee
This committee, along with the Interim Director for Children and Family Ministries, oversees the Sunday School program at MCC, providing an infrastructure to support teachers and students. Our goal is to facilitate and create a setting in which the mission of the Sunday School ministry can be met.

Tasks include recruiting Sunday School teachers, determining class structure and size, creating the Sunday School schedule for the year, acting as shepherds during Sunday School to provide support for teachers, and purchasing supplies from crayons to curricula.

Through the work of the Youth Education Committee, connections are strengthened between the children of the congregation, the worship service, the teachers, and the home.

The Youth Education Committee coordinates the children's Christmas service, working with Sunday School teachers and the worship committee to create a service in which the children participate. On behalf of the MCC, the Committee also coordinates Teacher Recognition Sunday (aka Sundae Sunday), organizing a sundae potluck, including the children in the service and purchasing thank you gifts for the Sunday School teachers.

Additionally, the Committee organizes intergenerational activities. These are Sundays throughout the year during which children of all ages join together during Sunday School to work on such service projects as making Valentine's for Vets, working outside on the church grounds, and the St. Nick's workshop.

How Abad and Shamar Became GardenersHow Abad and Shamar
Became Gardeners

Written by Jeff Wild and Illustrated by
Chelsea Johnson

I am pleased to announce that the publication of How Abad and Shamar Became Gardeners. I wrote the manuscript during my sabbatical the summer of 2012 and Chelsea Johnson completed the illustrations this past May. I sold the first 100 copies and recently received 150 more. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book the cost is $10. Half of this amount covers my costs and the other half is being donated to the Lussier Community Education Center in support and appreciation of the children who participated in the MCC Garden Ministry. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book I will place them on or near the table where coffee orders are picked up. You may place $10 in the envelope or write a check to Jeff Wild. All of the copies will be signed and if you would like me to sign a copy for a specific individuals please send an email and I will be happy to have the copy available for you on Sunday morning. Thank you. Jeff

Faith PlaceMCC Faith Place: Children's Education Information Link
Important Sunday School Information for Parents & Teachers
For more specific information about the Sunday School program,
click on this link:
Faith Place


Summer Bible ReadingJoin us for our Summer Bible Story Program!
Read and explore 12 of the most beloved Bible stories this summer! Click here for discussion questions and extension activities. Read all the stories and collect a prize at Rally Sunday, September 11.


Our Sunday Schedule
Worship During the School Year
10:15 am September-- May

Education:
  9:00 am Education For All Ages During the School Year

Summer Sunday Worship:
 9:30 am Memorial Day-Labor Day;
     Advent Lutheran, ELCA Worships in the Blessing Room
     Community of Hope, UCC Worships in the Covenant Room
  No Summer Sunday School


Sunday School
Sunday school is focusing learning around the theme of scripture as we begin to explore Jesus as the Word of God. Look for special events related to this theme.


Baptismal Birthday/Dedication Cards
Children 5th Grade & Younger
The Women of Advent send out cards on Baptism/Dedication Anniversaries to children of the MCC you are in Grade 5, or younger. Children baptized at the MCC have it easy, as we know those dates. If your child was baptized somewhere other than MCC, and you would like them to receive a Baptismal/Dedication Card, please send your child(ren)'s names and baptismal/dedication dates to: Sarah Zutz, email:smzutz16@gmail.com. Thank you!

Children and Family Ministries Director
At MCC the Director position for Children and Family Ministry oversees faith formation activities for children and their families. Jen Streit serves as the Director and works together with the Youth Education Committee to accomplish the work of the Sunday school program, as listed in our mission statement.

Children in the GardenNurturing Soil and Soul

Madison Christian Community shares seven acres of land for private gardening plots and growing vegetables for the Lussier Community Center Food Pantry. Each summer, for eight weeks, children from the Lussier Community Center attend a camp where they learn gardening skills and cook delicious, healthy snacks with garden produce. To learn more about the children’s garden program, click the link to go to the MCC Kids in the Garden website http://KidsintheGarden.weebly.com


Parish Protection
The Parish Protection Advisory Group oversees our Parish Protection Program by ensuring that all adults who are working with children and youth in the MCC are screened and provided with an orientation to our program. We are pleased with the knowledge that every year more MCC members are made aware of this program and are encouraged to be advocates for child safety in not only the MCC but in all of our varied communities.

Family Faith Formation Library
Downstairs, outside of the green conference room/2nd-3rd grade classroom, please notice our Family Faith Formation Library - complete with "old school" library book pockets and checkout cards. We have about 75 books available for check-out including Family Faith Walks; the graphic devotional Coffee with Jesus; What's the Least I Can Believe and Still be a Christian?; 99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children; and more! Thank you to Kim Dahl, Diane Eddings, and Brian Kaehny for organizational help.  Click here for more information.



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