Youth are an important and energetic part of Emmaus. Children join the service in the main Sanctuary, participating in the first phase of worship. Teachers and parents then lead the children to their respective classrooms in the Education Building.
Each week they will explore an age-appropriate theme through the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum and investigate meaning in the Bible. The curriculum follows the scripture readings in church. The children learn through a prepared Bible lesson, craft/activity, and discussion.
Providing children of all ages with opportunities to learn about our faith and other faiths, as well as ways to serve others, is a central part of our Children’s Ministry. There are many activities during Sunday School, as well as church-wide mission activities that include our children, that are central to our faith formation.
Our Sunday School classes are as follows:
Galileans (Pre-K through 1st grade)
Samaritans (2nd and 3rd grade)
Philistines (4th and 5th grade)
Middle School (6th-8th grade)
Our Middle School classes continue to follow the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum and prepared Bible lesson, with discussion about the complexities in the text and its messages for our lives today.
Youth Group (Middle and High School)
The Youth Group at Emmaus UCC is a burgeoning ministry for young people from 6th - 12th grade designed to build fellowship and help youth put their faith into action. We engage in a variety of activities that couple fun and friendship with service opportunities. We have the chance to help with church-wide initiatives like Hunger Action Week, organize and execute Youth Group events like decorating the sanctuary Christmas tree and caroling, and also seek meaningful service opportunities in our broader communities through mission trip work. We also sometimes simply gather for games and a slice of pizza.