The Privileges of the Child
- To be in the midst of the congregation, not on the sidelines.
- To wander among us during worship, being the responsibility of each of us.
- To give answers during children’s time without being laughed at.
- To be called by name by each adult.
- To be a valued person in the congregation.
- To be led to faith by the Christlike love, care, and model of each adult.
- To be an active participant in worship.
Given the preciousness of our children and youth and their potential vulnerability to abuse, we covenant for their safety and full participation in our community. Out of our commitment to love and care for all of God’s creation we make a covenant to our children, youth, adults, families and community. This Covenant, along with Assembly’s “Digital Communications Policy” and “How to Report Suspect Abuse” can be found here.
Sunday School classes for children are held throughout the year. Age groupings vary from year to year. Here is a document with the Important Sunday School Dates 2018.
There are many resources in Assembly’s library for Sunday school teachers and students. To access the AMC library database online, click here.
K-5 Activity Night
Children in grades K-5 are hosted bimonthly by some of Assembly’s small groups for fun activities, such as swimming or candle dipping.
Preschool through Junior Youth children receive an annual birthday visit from one of the pastors.
When children reach their middle school years, they are connected with an adult mentor with whom to build a relationship. To ensure the safety of the youth, both parents of the youth and their mentor must sign the following Memo of Understanding.
Activities for junior youth are organized by the coordinators – both fun and serious.
The high school students at Assembly gather for worship and play on Sundays and at other significant activities throughout the year. Several of the youth have come from other congregations to be part of the group. Like the rest of the congregation, they are diverse and value the community they have.
The second half of each Sunday morning service, they sprawl on dilapidated furniture which has been handed down from members of the congregation. Topics on Sunday morning range from sexuality to peace and justice issues.
Around twice a month, the youth gather in an MYFer’s home for a Sunday evening drop-in. Activities range from Capture the Flag to making donuts.
Once a year, the group takes over a family’s home for a week of living together. The family graciously moves out for Live-In, which is a long-standing AMC tradition.
The group also provides service hours to the congregation as a thank you for the church’s financial support (funding service trips and conferences).
**As a part of Assembly Mennonite Church’s commitment to the safety and well being of our children and youth we ask that THIS FORM be filled out by the parent/guardian of children grades 0-5th and THIS FORM be filled out for youth grades 6th-12th for our own confidential records to ensure that we are aware of any special needs and are able and authorized to care for them in case of an emergency.**