Every Sunday morning, the younger worshippers at Faith Community are given a brief lesson that illustrates a scripture in the middle of worship service. Our Youth Leader engages our young worshippers with open ended questions and props to help the little ones relate to the Words of God. Afterwards, our younger worshippers continue to reflect on the Sunday Lesson in Sunday School, while their parents and grandparents continue to worship in the sanctuary. This, this is where children belong, Welcomed as part of the worshiping throng. Water, God’s Word, bread and cup, prayer and song: This is where children belong.
Scouts Place Flags at Oak Crest for Memorial Day
For several years now, Faith Community’s Cub Scout Pack #149 has set out American flags around the perimeter of Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville. They go into the ground for 4th of July and are picked up a week later. Many residents stop the boys to say how much they appreciate the community service. This year, we included members of our Brownie Troop 260 and families to decorate Oak Crest for both Memorial Day and 4th of July, dodging thunderstorms along the way. As an added bonus, we all enjoyed the beautiful grounds and greated residents out walking and visiting. One favorite spot was the pond surrounded by sheltering trees and near the resident gardens. Scouts enjoyed seeing ducks, hearing frogs and seeing fish in the pond. By special permission, scouts were allowed to catch and release fish in the pond on our final visit for the summer. Having a captive audience, so to speak, was an exercise only in how quickly one could unhook the fish and rebait the hook. Truly an exciting first experience for some scouts, although not indicative of the usual patience required! To Learn More, leave a Comment below.
West River 2021
Every summer, the United Methodist Church offers kids grades 3-12 a weeklong camping adventure. Faith Community United Methodist Church teams up with Eastern United Methodist Church to offer youth in our community and congregation a break after their long school year. This weeklong adventure is packed with outdoor fun and fellowship. Youth enjoy all that West River Camp offers: swimming, boating, climbing, music, games, and much more!
ROCK! Annual Winter Youth Retreat
ROCK! is now WAVE, a Mid-Atlantic retreat for youth. Youth may register, beginning later this summer, for The Wave Retreat -- Jan 7-9, 2022. This retreat will feature speakers Heather Flies and Chris Singleton. There will be concerts by Tedashii and Apollo Ltd.; worship led by Urban Street Level & Latrice Crawford; a Christian ventriloquist, Ryan & Friends, will also perform.