Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven.”
- Matthew 19:14
- Matthew 19:14
We are blessed with a diverse congregation of folks from every phase of life, but we are particularly thankful to count multiple young families among our flock.
As of Fall 2022, children & upcoming young adults account for nearly 1/3 of our congregation! And we take seriously the call of God to raise them in truth.
We offer nursery and children's church where there are age-appropriate lessons and activities for preschool-5th grade. This takes place during the scripture reading and sermon.
The rest of the worship time they spend with us, particularly communion. We feel this is a good balance to keep them active and engaged, assisting in their spiritual formation, as well as giving their parents an opportunity to worship.
Our children's director has combed through the publicly available resources, and tweaked the lessons & materials to specifically fit the needs of our children.
From their website: “God’s Big Story (GBS) invites children to enter into the narrative of God’s abounding faithfulness and love for all of his beloved children. Our aim is that children and their teachers might hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and experience the fullness of new life in Christ as part of His body, the church.”
Our youth, led by our Deacon Jean Roach, is named G1 Club, to teach our young adults that God comes first.
They meet monthly for events that trade from camaraderie and team building, to regular public service, to instill a love of giving to our kids.
In addition to G1 outings, we also have a fantastic new tradition that teaches our young adults leadership & initiative.
For every month that includes 5 Sundays (which happens 4 times in a calendar year), our young adults are more heavily involved in our weekly church service.
On these days, the young adults actually lead children's church and teach our young ones the weekly lesson themselves as the teachers. In addition, our older kids also read the old & new testament readings during our full church service, as a way to get them more engaged & interested in liturgy!
1820 Eden Terrace,
Rock Hill, SC 29730
The very best way to feel the fellowship that makes our church so special is to make connections with other church members and get to know us a little bit better!
Our church family communicates through email (which you can join above), and in one giant GroupMe chat group. We use this group to share announcements, reminders for church events, prayer requests, and family updates.
If you'd like to join this GroupMe group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email, and phone number, and we'll send you an invitation.