For Every Generation
As a community founded on Christian faith, Little River United Church of Christ places great emphasis on God’s presence in the world. Our Faith Formation programs encourage us to discover the impact and relevance of the living in God’s realm in our everyday lives.
From Sunday morning church school for children and youth, to dynamic adult classes on Sunday mornings and during the week, Little River UCC offers engaging, thought-provoking faith formation opportunities for all ages.
For information on our opportunities for each stage of life’s journey, please select a link from the list below:
Infants, Toddlers, and 2’s
Preschool—featuring Godly Play
Sunday Church School—Kindergarten-Grade 5, featuring Seasons of the Spirit
Sunday Church School—Middle High and Senior High, featuring Seasons of the Spirit
Adult Faith Formation
Our Sunday Experience: September Through May
Time with Children
Each Sunday, during the 9:30 am worship service, all children age three and older begin the morning by joining the congregation in the sanctuary. The early part of the worship experience includes a special Time with Children when the children may come to the front of the sanctuary. After this, the children are encouraged to attend Church School with their friends. Some may wish stay in the sanctuary with their families. That’s okay, too!
Worship for All Ages
The first Sunday of each month children join in the entire worship service. The service is adapted to meet the needs of all generations and is meant to enhance and expand the children’s experience and knowledge of the communal worship. The sacrament of Communion is served and children are welcome to receive the bread and cup at their families' discretion.
If the child prefers, a planned activity is organized during the sermon to enhance their experience. The leaders will help the children understand the meaning and actions of Communion. At parents’ request, the leaders will help the children to return in time to share in the cup and loaf.
11:00 Worship Time Activities
Care is available at 11:00 for children ages three to nine who do not wish to attend worship or whose parents attend meetings or class at that hour.
Our Sunday Experience: Summer Months
Following the Time with Children at 10:00 am, children age three through nine are invited to attend Summer Church School or to remain in worship. Older children remain in worship throughout the summer months.