510 E. BROADWAY | MEDFORD, WISCONSIN
OUR "ONE ROOM SUNDAY SCHOOL." ONE GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
On May 23, 2021, as our church physically reopens for worship children are invited to attend a 20-minute Faith Formation session every Sundy in the Sanctuary or via ZOOM at 9:30 am.
We call our Sunday School a "one room school" because our students reflect a wide range of ages and share the same learning space and experience. Sunday School is in session the second and fourth Sundays of each month, and each session begins in the Sanctuary during our Time with the Children – a regular and always anticipated part of our worship service. The children are invited to sit with Pastor Mary Jo as she introduces the topic of that Sunday's Message in "kid-speak" and encourages the children to react to it. There's nothing like the honesty of children – their frank contributions and general cuteness are sure to bring tears or laughter, and sometimes both!
After the Time with the Children, the young ones gather with our Sunday School leaders to continue learning about that Sunday's message through storytelling, Bible searches, prayer and wonderful, artistic activities with different materials and projects for different age groups. And just like the dynamics of a "one-room school," the older children lend their talents and more advanced reading skills to help the "littles."
The Sunday School children also manage their own children's ministry – Pennies from Heaven. The children collect members' spare change during the Offering on Sunday School Sundays to fund a project of their choice.
Join the "Cerebration!"
So, you wondering, "What is a cerebration?" Well, it's an enjoyable, social activity like a "celebration" in which we use our the front part of our brain - the "cerebrum" - to develop and share our thoughts, perspectives and insights on chapters of a short contemporary spiritual work.
Page Turners Book Group
Page Turners, our book group, is open to all – CUCC members and non-members and meets monthly throughout the year.
The Confirmation Class meets once weekly after school throughout the school year for a year long course. In the UCC, Confirmation is not considered a sacrament like
Communion or Baptism, but is the important process through which the church recognizes a young person’s ability to make mature decisions about their faith and in which
they indicate their desire to participate fully in the life of the church. The class welcomes children in the sixth through eighth grades.
Classes begin Summer 2021. If you are interested in your child joining the class, please contact Pastor Mary Jo.
UNITED CHURCH CAMPS INC
The outdoor ministry of the Wisconsin Conference of the UCC
The UCCI Summer Camp experience is priceless for kids of every age. It's a time to unplug from those gadgets, assert a little independence, and breathe in the beauty of nature. Moon Beach and Pilgrim Center have the perfect atmosphere for the littlest first-timer to the experineced teen.
Scholarships may be available. Email us.
With programs running year-round, UCCI family camps and retreats are held at the picturesque Moon Beach and Pilgrim Center properties. Both feature a combination of woodland and waterfrom stretches with plenty of room to reflect and restore and endless options for fun and family memories. Scholarships may be available. Email us.
Adult Camps and Retreats
If you're looking for a weekend to enjoy with friends or a solo getaway, try one of UCCI's many adult camp and retreat offers, like Sixties Plus!, Golf Weekend, Quilting Retreats, Baby Boomer Camp, and Writing Workshops. Sign up for a week-long camp or a two-day retreat. Scholarships may be available. Email us.
Camp AweSum is designed for young people on the autism spectrum and their families. UCC offers a Youth Camp and a Family Camp – both are weeklong adventures where you can try new things and meet new people. But most importantly, it's an experience where you can be yourself. Scholarships may be available. Email us.
CAMP WITH US
MOON BEACH ST. GERMAINE, WI
PILGRIM CENTER RIPON, WI