Programs for Children and Youth

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CMC offers many programs for young people. They are jointly administered by Pastor Jason and Youth Commission.

Kids’ Club

Kids’ Club meets in the CMC basement on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 pm. It is designed for children ages 4-grade 5. Each session includes activities, Bible story, snack and a simple craft. Adult sponsors are approved through CMC’s Safe Church program. CMC Kids’ Club is partnering with Seth and Theresa Crissman of Virginia Mennonite Missions during 2018.

Venture Club

Venture Club provides activities for youth in third through fifth grade.  Venture Club meets occasionally throughout the school year for fun activities, service projects, or learning opportunities.

Junior MYF

Junior MYF (Mennonite Youth Fellowship) provides a variety of activities to nurture all areas of a youth’s life (grades 6 through 8) including spiritual, emotional, social, and physical development.  Junior MYF also promotes deep friendship between group members, with mentors, and the church family.  Junior MYF meets once every month throughout the school year; events are organized and led by a team of 4 to 6 adult sponsors.

Senior High MYF

The purpose of Senior High MYF is to create Christian community that is wholesome and inclusive for all youth (grades 9 through 12).  We have chosen to pattern our activities with Christ’s example in mind.  As a group, we are intentional about building relationships with each other and God.  We strive to provide opportunities to serve all of God’s people, those within our particular community as well as the world.  Senior High MYF meets regularly for Sunday School on the second floor of the Dean House (across Water Street from the church).  Activities are held on Wednesday and periodically over the weekend.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program provides opportunities for young persons to develop meaningful relationships with an adult in the congregation that follows the child through high school graduation, and sometimes beyond.  Members of the fifth-grade Sunday School class are given the opportunity to list potential mentors.  Those adults are then contacted and a match is made.