Children and Students

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Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  – Luke 18:16

 

The presence of children, and all the activity and sounds that come with them,  give witness to the Kingdom of God in our midst.  Therefore, children are an important part of life at Metamora Mennonite Church.

Our goal is to welcome children and students of all ages as integral parts of the faith community, tend to their needs as best we are able, and support parents in the sacred role of raising their kids to love God and others.

On Sunday morning…

Children are a valuable part of the faith community and, therefore, they are a valuable part of worship at MMC.  Each Sunday we welcome children’s participation in worship and have a children’s message just for them.  We also understand that children have a hard time sitting through an entire service, so after the Children’s story, children 6 months to 4 years may go to the nursery. Following the sermon response song, children in K-5th grades and 3-4 year olds are dismissed to attend Children’s Hour.    Adult workers will lead them to their classroom downstairs, where parents can reunite with them following worship or Sunday School.

Infants and Toddlers are welcome in the nursery throughout the worship service and Sunday School. You are welcome to stay with them, or entrust them to our excellent nursery care workers.

Following worship we have time of fellowship followed by Sunday school for youth and adults.  We offer at least two adult electives (listed in the bulletin), nursery care, and  Jr. and Sr. High Sunday school groups.

During the week…

During the week, High school students are invited to participate in Youth for Christ (Metamora High School and Eureka High School).  Campus Life meets every Monday at MTHS at 7:17pm  (text “redbird” to 41411 to get text reminders of Campus Life events.  They are also listed in The Weekly).  There are also opportunities to attend winter camp, summer camps, service projects, etc. through YFC or Camp Menno Haven and MMC.

Special events…

Each summer, MMC holds Vacation Bible School for pre-school through 5th grade students.  Dates and times are advertised through the website as the event approaches.

We also offer baptism preparation classes for students who have professed faith in Jesus and wish to be baptized.  Contact metmenno@mtco.com for more information.

What we teach…

All teaching is Bible-centered and Jesus-focused.    We emphasize both learning about God as well as living out the teaching of Jesus in real life.  Practical lessons on peacemaking, conflict resolution and reconciliation are a part of the Jubilee curriculum we use for Children on Sunday am and are regular themes in our Jr. High and Sr. High teaching environments.

Youth for Christ (YFC) is a non-denominational Christian ministry.  Their beliefs and practices are consistent with ours.  Some emphases of Anabaptist/Mennonite faith and praxis are not emphasized at YFC events.  Click here to learn what YFC believes.