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For children baptized in The Christian Community, and for those whose parents choose it, the Sunday Service for Children and religious instruction keep alive and renew children’s awareness of their origin in the spirit, their heavenly home. Attendance begins around age seven, leading to Confirmation at age fourteen. Read more about religious instruction for children at the regional website: http://www.thechristiancommunity.org/children-youth/
 
SUNDAYS
Children's Program at 9:15 am
Resumes Sunday, Sept. 24th, 2017. Beginning at 9:15 am, children and parents are warmly welcome to gather in the community room of the church in Devon, to pray and sing together and hear a story followed by Sunday Service for Children. 

- Service for Children at 10:00am

The Service for Children takes place on most Sundays. During festival times, a story hour may also be offered. Childcare is usually available so that parents can attend the service for adults at 10:30am. Please check the Events and Program page for information on specific times and locations for special activities for children. 

Announcements 

Advent Sundays, December 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9:15 am - Children's story around the Advent Garden followed by Sunday Service for Children at 10 am
The Advent Sundays are the time when we can begin to actively prepare for the Holy Nights when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.  For the Advent Garden, we ask that each child come prepared with something to decorate the garden. 
December 3, bring a stone
December 10, bring a plant
December 17, bring an animal
December 24, bring a shepherd or an angel

Christmas Day, Monday, 11:45 am The Christmas Service for Children with our unique and beautiful Christmas Liturgy
The Christmas story is retold from the altar, as it lives now. The words of this special service are spoken only once a year, bringing the children blessings for the entire year to come.

Children's Advent Garden, 2015
    Children's Advent Garden 



  
East Coast Christian Community Summer Camp 
Planning for 2018 - For Boys & Girls Age 8-13

Join the fun in Belgrade, Maine!


 In the quiet of the early morning…

the counselors and staff silently gather around the tents and cabins of the sleeping children and sing a song to the morning, to the awakening day, rousing them from their slumber. The stillness is broken and a new day of summer camp has begun!

 

After a wholesome breakfast, the children are provided an abundance of creative activity. Each counselor builds a daily rhythm which best serves the needs of each group of children. Sports, hiking, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming are balanced with such artistic activities as skits, painting, handcrafts, singing and storytelling. A quiet time after lunch allows for reading or resting, a necessary breather in the pattern of the day.


Sundays are a special day beginning with a short religious service which all attend. In the afternoon campers and staff join together for a community festival such as Fair Day or the presentation of prepared plays or skits. With the Adventure Course and an evening bonfire, camp draws to a close.

 

The joy and laughter, the challenge of learning and sharing together creates a community experience that is special and unique and which lives on throughout the year in each child.

Camp Hike




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