CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT APC
Children and youth are at the heart of our church and are our
future. We hope they and their families feel welcome in all we do.
On most Sundays, our members and ministers lead
"Sharing Faith with Our Children" toward the beginning of the
11AM service and then, younger children can return to the nursery
where they can play under the care of our dedicated and loving
childcare workers. Worship bags with coloring materials and
e-Writer tables are provided at all services. There are several
family oriented services throughout the year such as our Hanging of the Green service in Advent, and our Christmas Eve Family Service.
During the school year, on most Sundays, (September-May) school aged children are invited to attend "Ready! Set! Worship!" where they sing with our children's music director, before returning to worship during the offertory. An opportunity to work with our children's music director also happens during the Sunday School hour.
Every other month, a Parents Night Out is held where the church provides free childcare, and the parents can dine together at a local restaurant or at a home of one of our members.
Our Youth Group currently meets once a month and is combined with the youth group of St. Lukes Episcopal Church under the leadership of their Associate Pastor, Allison Caudill and our seminary intern, Haley Ingram. Past activities have included: volunteering at Wayside Christian Mission, a skating Party at Champs, Trunk or Treat at St. Lukes, Thanksgiving Basket scavenger hunt to benefit Eastern Area Community Ministries, caroling to homebound members, a Canoe Trip and a trip to Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina.
Our 2020 Fall Schedule for Youth Group is as follows:
September 13th at 7 pm: A short Zoom gathering for Youth to get to know one another and discuss upcoming events & outreach projects. Email Tara at email@example.com for the link.
Collection for the Harvest for Hope Gift Basket- all items due to the church offices by September 25th
September 27th (Time TBD): Gather in person to assemble the gift basket, talk about hopes for the school year, and share a meal
Saturday October 17th: Youth Group Outdoor Picnic prior to Harvest for Hope Movie Night
Saturday October 17th: 7:30PM: Harvest for Hope Drive-In Movie Night on Bellewood Campus 11103 Park Rd. Anchorage, KY
Link for Signing up to attend the Harvest for Hope Movie Night (Free, one ticket per car, donations encouraged)
Week of November 9th: EACM Thanksgiving Basket Shopping
Sunday November 15th: Gathering to assemble Thanksgiving Baskets and share a meal
EACM Basket drop-off November 16th-20th- families are invited to take youth to drop off the baskets we assemble to see the impact of so many groups and individuals providing food, and to see just how many families this project serves
Angel Tree collection for children at Bellewood- Details TBD
Christmas Caroling- In place of our usual pilgrimage around town, families will be invited to record themselves singing their favorite carols or giving Christmas greetings. These videos will be collected and shared with our homebound community members and Bellewood residents, to share the Christmas Cheer! More details on this to come.