It takes a village to raise a family, and we're here for you.
Our Children and Families Ministry is grounded in the idea that nurturing a child's journey with Jesus involves hands-on experiences and intergenerational partnership within the church-community. No matter where you're at or where you come from, we’re in it together with you to foster healthy connection and support for your child's journey, from birth through 5th Grade and beyond.
Note: For detailed Children and Family Ministry resources and communication, email George Dornbach here and he'll get you added to the Family Newsletter email list.
One more: Throughout the year, we may take images/photographs and/or videos of students on campus or participating in church events. While no identifying information such as names will be shared, these images/photographs and/or videos may appear in various Colonial Church communications including, but not limited to, the website, e-newsletters and social media.
Parents/legal guardians who do not wish for their child’s photo or video to be potentially posted online or otherwise displayed, regardless of the context, should email George Dornbach and we will make every effort to exclude the indicated minor from any individual or small group photography. Please note that children may still be included in general group or crowd photos without identifying information; however, you may always request that any photo be removed/taken down.
Wednesday Nights @ Church
Beginning September 15th
This year, our Wednesday nights will be a rhythm that mixes a number of elements to make for a single journey aimed at creating deeper connection - among families, between caregivers and their kids, and to the broader church-community itself:
Maker's Space: On the first gathering of the month, we will be partnering with our kids through discussions, activities, and music to co-create episodes of the Unnamed Kids Show!
Nana & Bumpa / Treat Yo' Self Nights: On the second gathering of the month, we want to offer parents and caretakers the space to unplug and tend to themselves. Nana & Bumpa nights will be led by more seasoned members of our church, while Treat Yo' Self Nights will be facilitated by Colonial staff members.
Congregational Ed: On the third gathering of the month, we're looking to offer classes where members within our church will share topics that matter like technology, mental health, and healthy sexuality.
The Unnamed Kids Show
Kids Ministry SeriesWho says we can't be creative and connected in this pandemic season? We're creating a kids ministry series focused on cultivating new interactions among families. (Just don't ask us about the name yet.) We wrapped up our first season, but our second season premieres on October 22nd!
October 31st from 10:30 – 11:30am
Decorate your car and join other families at the Countryside Parking Lot for Trunk-or-Treat. Visit cars lined up and go trick-or-treating with games, toys, and candy included, and make it back in time for the Installation Lunch program at 11:30am. Costumes are encouraged but not required, and we've got food allergy safe options for everybody. Free - no registration required.
Want to sponsor a trunk? Sign up here!