Children's Ministry

Welcome to our Children's Ministry

SCBC is a place where children are seen AND heard. While there is the expectation that children will be respectful of those around them and the sanctuary itself during the worship service, our children play an active role in our church community. We ask our children and youth to be morning greeters, ushers, and readers. They sing in the Youth Choir, play handbells, participate in the Children's Message and portray the Christmas story in our annual pageant.

The Resurrection Egg hunt on Easter morning is one of the highlights of the year and an example of how we mix fun and teachable moments. The children and youth are not 'the future' of SCBC, but a current, vital part of our present.

What to Expect

What to Expect
What to Expect

On Sunday mornings, the children gather on the stage in fellowship hall from 9:15 am-9:30 am for a time of reconnecting and sharing about their joys and concerns from the past week.  Christian Education takes place immediately afterward from 9:30 am-10:15 am in the education wing.  The worship service begins at 10:30 am. We currently offer four children and youth classes:  PreK-Grade 1, Elementary, Middle School and High School.  All classes are aimed to helping the students to know Christ, live in community together and and impact the world around them.

Our younger classes lead children to connect with the God of the Bible.  They will grow to understand a real and relevant God in their everyday lives and not simply as a character in a book.  Through the use of scripture reading, craft projects and games, the children are challenged each week to apply the spiritual truths that only God can bring to their lives.

The studies in the Middle School and High School classes encourage the students to go deeper into their spiritual selves  and explore what they believe, why they believe it and how to articulate that to others.  Recent topics have included ‘Following Jesus’, ‘The Power of Grace’, ‘Made to Make a Difference’ and ‘What if God’s Plan for Me Stinks?’.  In a seemingly increasingly secular world, the students are encouraged to make connections with their peers and others they encounter and hopefully point them to meaningful relationships with Jesus Christ.

Get In touch

If you have any questions about curriculum or enrollment, please contact , MaryEllen Barbieri, Church School Superintendent at maryellen@scbcny.org

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