Our youth & family ministries vision is to grow and equip children and parents to see God for who He is, to see themselves how God sees them, and to love others as God loves them.


Our Sunday morning children's ministries programs have concluded for the summer. 

We look forward to beginning again on October 1st! 

Sunday morning children's ministries

The Grove:

Sunday morning programming is held throughout the school year with classes for 3 year olds up to 6th grade. The Grove begins at 9:00 and ends at 10:15. The curriculum we use is from ReThink Group, and this curriculum helps us to equip children and parents in navigating the Bible; personalizing Scripture; dialoging with God (public and private prayer); sharing and defending their faith, and worshiping with their lives. 


Our time on Sunday mornings involves both large and small group facets, a time of worship together, and activites that will reinforce the solid biblical content we will be covering. We also provide take home assignments (Parent Cues and Kids "God Time" Devotionals) which give parents the opportunity to engage with their children throughout the week. These take home pages are available below.


Nursery:

With many young families in our congregation, our nurseries are very active! We provide nursery care to children aged infant through 3 years. The nursery also get used throughout the week by several different groups. All of the caretakers in our nurseries have completed child protection paperwork, ensuring that all children will be cared for in a safe, comfortable and loving environment. Contact person for the nursery is Mandy Hall, who can be reached at derekandmandy@hotmail.com.


The Garden:

The Garden is a worship alternative for children ages 4 through 2nd grade. Children will be dismissed during the worship service. If you would like your child to attend the Garden, please be sure to sign them up in the foyer before the worship service and receive a registration sticker.

Registration forms

If you are interested in signing your children up for any of our Children's Ministries, 

please fill out our registration form

We also have a media release form available. We won't take pictures of your children and post them without your permission.


If you are interested in volunteering to serve with any of our Children's Ministries, please do the following:

Download and read our protection plan policy and sign our statement of agreement

If you are a teen, fill out our Family Ministries teen application

If you are above 18, fill out our Family Ministries adult application

Sign our Background Check consent form


All registration forms can be returned to the church office. 

Thank you for making sure the children at CEFC are well taken care of!



The Grove Sunday morning focus (October)

First Look (Ages 3-5)

Theme: Zig Zag Zone

Memory Verse: "We have the Lord our God to help us." - 2 Chronicles 32:8, NLT

Bottom Line: God can help me

Summary: We know things are going to happen in our preschoolers’ lives where they will need God’s help—times when their lives will zig one way and then zag another. We want them to grow up believing that God loves them and can help them anywhere, with anything, no matter how hard it may be. He can even help them help others! 


This month, we’ll learn about the life of David and how even when it zigged and zagged, God was there to help him. We will begin with David as a boy in a field with his sheep. David was alone in that field when he needed to protect his sheep. Actually, he wasn’t really alone. God was with him. And, God helped him protect his sheep from the scary lion. Our preschoolers will learn that God can help me anywhere. 


We want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that God loves them and is always there to help them—even when they’re in a Zig Zag Zone!


First Look Parents: Click Here to download the "Parent Cue" - a helpful tool to help you continue to talk about Jesus with your Preschooler week long!


252 Kids (K-6th Grade)

Theme: Use it or Lose It - Don't Waste What You've Got

Memory Verse: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” - Luke 16:10a, NIV

Bottom Line: Stewardship is taking care of what you have because it all belongs to God

Summary: In Psalm 24:1, we read, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, (NIV). In other words, whatever we have isn’t really ours. God created the entire world—the land and sea, planets and galaxies, animals and people. And when people create, those people do so because of the gift and talents that God gave them. It’s our job to take care of what God has loaned us for a time to use in order to bring Him glory.


Jesus put stewardship into action. He used the time He had on earth wisely, never wasting a moment, but always working towards God’s plan. He used what He had—from bread and fish, to dirt and spit—to perform miracles, helping people see and eat. Everything Jesus did showed us how we can take care of God’s stuff by using it the way that points people to God and fulfills the mission God has for our lives.


252 Parents: Make sure to download our "Parent Cue" - a helpful tool to help you continue to talk about Jesus with your student all week long! 


Click Here for the K-3rd grade Parent Cue

Click Here for the 4th-6th grade Parent Cue


K-3rd grade Parents: Download some "God Time" weekly devotionals for your students! Click on the links below for each week!

Week 1- Remember Everything Belongs to God

Week 2 - Use Your Time Wisely

Week 3 - Use Your Things Wisely

Week 4 - Use Your Money Wisely

Week 5 - Live Like You Know What Really Matters


4th-6th grade Parents: Download some "God Time" weekly devotionals for your preteens! Click on the links below for each week!


Week 1- Remember Everything Belongs to God

Week 2 - Use Your Time Wisely

Week 3 - Use Your Things Wisely

Week 4 - Use Your Money Wisely

Week 5 - Live Like You Know What Really Matters