February 4th, 2024
Souper Bowl of Caring
Each year, the youth group chooses a nonprofit in our community to raise money for during the Souper Bowl of Caring. Since 2018, the youth and children of FPCC have raised close to $5K for nonprofits, including the Multicultural Resource Center, after-school programs at Erie High School, Community Shelter Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Shriners Children Hospital of Erie. This year, the youth have chosen the A.N.N.A Shelter as the recipient of the Souper Bowl fundraiser.
This annual fundraiser will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4th, at 12:00 PM in Knox Hall. Guests will receive bowls and spoons to try the various homemade soups, along with salad and rolls…all prepared by the children and youth of FPCC. The congregation is invited to try each soup and vote with their money (cash or check). We will announce the winner of the “Golden Ladle” award and the amount raised at the end of the lunch!
On Sunday, Feb. 11th, all children in Pre-K through 5th Grade will receive “Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter” by Laura Alary. This is a beautiful book with lots of pictures and information that families can work through together. It is a helpful resource that answers many questions children have about this season.
Children & Youth Activities:
All students in our area are invited to join us for the many events, meetings, and service opportunities we will host this year. More information will be shared as it is finalized. The best way to stay up to date on our children and youth activities is to make sure Pastor Britney and Monty Service have your email and home addresses.
Kids Faith Formation: Led by Kristin Headley, this group meets on Sundays and follows the Whirl Bible Study curriculum. Filled with activities and videos, this class is a great complement to the Children’s Moment during worship.
Children’s Moment: Children ages 4 through 5th grade will be invited to the front of the Sanctuary for a special moment where our pastors share the day’s message with stories and props.
Kids Church: After the Children’s Moment, kids are welcome to gather in the nursery for music and crafts. On non-Communion Sundays, students can be picked up from nursery after the service. On Communion Sundays, children will return to the Sanctuary after the sermon to see Communion and partake if desired.
Junior Ringers: Our youth chimes ensemble meets during select Kids Church sessions and one or two times per month as availability permits to practice a piece to share during worship. To learn more and receive an updated rehearsal schedule, please contact Monty Service.
Youth Formation: Teens are welcome to join Kaitlyn Falk and Steve Osborne to study the Book of Luke Sunday, Feb. 18.
Youth Group: Hosted by Pastor Britney, Monty Service, and other volunteers, students are invited to stay after our 11:00 AM worship service for a meal, service opportunities, and other activities. Youth Group runs until 2:00 PM and will be held on Sundays, Feb. 18 and March 3.
Greater Than The Sum (GTTS): This vocal and handbell choir meets during select Youth Group meetings to practice and prepare pieces to play during worship. Students of all musical abilities are welcome. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays, Feb. 18 and March 3.