“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 The youth of today are tomorrow’s church. At Arthur, we strive to teach biblical principles to our young people, while giving them a safe environment to have fun together as a group.
Nursery is available for babies through age 2. Children’s church starts immediately following the Children’s Minute in our service every Sunday morning. Ages 3-5 meet for Children’s Church in the back of the church. Ages 6-12 meet across the street in the Fellowship Hall. Every Wednesday and Sunday night, there are special activities for the youth while the adults have Bible study.
There is plenty for the youth to be involved in. Several times a year, there are plays and musicals for all ages. The youth work on several fundraisers to fund special trips, such as skiing, Kings Dominion, camping, etc. Once a quarter, the youth put on the entire Sunday service which includes serving the communion, praying, singing and even the preaching! Visiting the shut-ins and Christmas caroling are also part of the annual activities. Each summer, the church sponsors each child to go to the Christian camp of his or her choice. Probably the highlight of the year for the children is Vacation Bible School which is always a big success.
We are so blessed to have such a large group of young people at our relatively small church.