Garden Summer Break Summer Break starts on June 3rd. While our leaders will miss the time spent teaching and learning right along with the kids in the Garden, summer offers an equally beneficial opportunity of an extended period of inter-generational worship. We look forward to this season of experiencing the importance and joy of time spent in worship together.
"But Jesus asked the children to come to him. Let the little children come to me, he said. Don't keep them away. God's kingdom belongs to people like them." Luke 18:16
Kids - Come 'plant' yourself in the Garden! See how much fun it can be to learn about God. Come Grow With Us!
From the beginning, we determined that we would be a child-friendly community. We want to pass on the faith to the next generation. Reaching this goal won't be done by doing things the same old way. The challenges are tougher. We're excited that our children's ministry is led by a creative team of people who engage the children in exciting ways.
We're blessed with unusual "classrooms" -- almost 30 acres of woods, greenhouses, gardens, a creek, and much more. We are still working to develop this site's tremendous potential.
Most of our children stay with us during the first 20 minutes of worship and then are invited to their age-appropriate, interactive educational time during the school year. Our Garden classes take a break in the summer, to give kids the benefit of experiencing and participating in Worship for a season. Much is gained by observing others in worship and life-long traditions begin to be established. Even when the kids seem to not pay attention, or you think the material is over their heads, they absorb more than we give them credit for. And, as it says in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it."
On days we remain in Worship, Children's Worship Pages and colored pencils are available on the table by the Sanctuary door. There are also Worship Bags in the coat closet for restless little ones to use during Worship. The Nursery is always available for children under 3.
You are invited to join us this summer in Abundance Orchard - where faith grows and hungry people are fed. Vacation Bible School 2018 will be 10:00 to 12:30, July 9 - 13. It will be here before we know it! Don't miss out on all the fun, games, music, snacks, and mission experiences of VBS. Mark your calendars now and get ready for an abundant harvest of God's Love!
Common Ground Church Community, 2310 W. South Range Rd., North Lima OH 44452 330-549-9408