Each week at Middletown, our children’s ministry impacts the lives of nearly 100 children and their families. From kids worship to small groups to musicals to camps and mission opportunities, there is no shortage of ways for kids to get involved throughout the year.
This week we’re sharing a story from Sara T. and her son Oliver about their experience in our children’s ministry.
It’s been a little more than a year since we started getting involved at MCC, and the children’s ministry is a primary reason for why we decided that this was the right church for us. Oliver’s enthusiasm for Sunday small groups, Sunday Night Kids, and all the special events has been a complete joy to watch.
One of his favorite things this past year was Mission Camp. He shared that it was like Ms. Amanda took one of his favorite parts of SNK (the service projects) and made a whole week out of it.
“We are kids but kids can help a lot if you show us how to do it,” Oliver said. “Lots of people don’t have enough food or enough clothes or maybe they are just feeling maybe lonely or sad. Kids can help with that stuff, too, not just the adults.”
He’d come home each day of camp with clear descriptions of what it was they did that day to help and who it was helping.
Service has been an important part of my life for a long time and when I became a parent, I wanted to make sure I passed that on to Oliver. But it’s difficult sometimes to do that in an active, hands-on way with young children because there are often age requirements for participation. MCC is helping us as a family plant those seeds and we are so thankful to be here.
This impact story is part of our annual stewardship series, I Know the Plans. If you’d like to give to support the work that God is doing in and through Middletown Christian Church in 2024, please consider filling out an estimate of giving card here.