Christian Education is still happening here at UCC-Simi Valley. Awesome School in the Midst is for little ones through Grade 6. Parents are welcome to participate as well. We are meeting via Zoom every Sunday at 12 noon. We are happy to share the link with you; just send us a message requesting an invitation to join us for Awesome School. You can email Rev. Stacy Thomas at RevStacy@uccsimi.org or email@example.com for an invitation.
We have an active youth group for grades 7 through 12. We will provide updates to Zoom get-togethers and chats as they are scheduled.
Every week, our Youth Minister, Daniel DuBay, will create and post a video incorporating his current lesson. Most videos will be for all children and youth, but sometimes there will be a special video just for youth (these videos will be specially indicated). Videos will be posted on our church’s Facebook page (facebook.com/UCCSimi) by Sunday morning. Be sure to “like” and “follow” us so you can see what we’re up to and be alerted to updates! In addition, we will have the videos on our YouTube channel:
Awesome School In The Midst
Youth Gathering In The Midst
Daniel’s videos and Zoom Christian Education lessons invite engaging discussions of critical questions which aim to connect Scripture with what is happening in our communities, locally and globally, both currently and historically. The Lessons include check-in time, prayer, Scripture readings, and discussions. Children and youth are encouraged to share what’s on their minds and offer one another support. In a loving, gentle, kind, hope-filled and faithful environment, children and youth learn important values and fruits of the Spirit, such as empathy, hospitality, generosity, honesty, compassion, respect, courage, creativity, humor, forgiveness, kindness, patience, peace, and love. We are tremendously proud of our commitment to children and teens, and desire for them to build relationships with one another as well as with the entire congregation and with our community neighbors.
Daniel also encourages any teenager with a prayer need to reach out to him. Teens can access the Prayer Request link via The Grapevine. We respect and value privacy, and consider it a priority. Prayer requests will remain private unless permission is granted to share with the congregation during Worship, so that all of us may pray with and for you.
Please contact Rev. Stacy Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to request our Zoom links.