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Families – of all sizes, configurations and hues – are cherished at KCC. We offer a meaning- and joy-filled faith formation program for children, from infancy through high school. In addition to our weekly Sunday School, KCC provides a host of learning, service, and friendship-building opportunities for our youngest members.

Children and youth have so much to teach us about our faith. They lead worship, music and special events throughout the year including Youth Sunday, Rally Day, Palm Sunday, the Children’s Christmas pageant, and the Family Christmas Eve service. In turn, KCC plays host to children and families at treasured annual community events – the Halloween Carnival, Las Posadas, Easter Egg Hunt, and the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast.

Visiting for the first time? Ask an usher to be introduced to Marg Stark, our minister of Faith Programs. Or contact Marg at 619.284.1129 or by email.

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Sunday Worship July 9 – Aug. 27:

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Angie SolomHonoring Angie Solom

Angie Solom, our youth group leader, will be stepping down in June. Expecting her second child, Angie has worked this side gig in addition to a full-time job for the County and she’s looking forward to more time with her family and little ones. We will honor Angie’s seven years of service on Wednesday, June 7, 8 to 8:30 PM in the Youth Hall. We welcome folks who want to celebrate Angie’s contributions — even parents and families of youth who have graduated or are no longer active – to join us for our tribute. Enrique Dudley will continue to serve as a leader of our youth group. Marg and Enrique will be looking at the current format and welcome your suggestions as we continuously tailor the group to meet the needs of our youth and families.

Angie has brought a deep love of youth, keen organizational skills, and unflagging energy and enthusiasm to our ministry. She embraced sleepless lock-ins and campouts, she championed fun and stress-relieving outings, and no one worked harder to rally youth for posada, egg hunts, and concession stands. She co-taught Our Whole Lives, she shepherded kids to the National Youth Event, and organized many service projects. We are indebted to Angie for her service to our church.

 

Pride

Pride 2017! 

Walk in the Parade, Worship at the Second Annual Partnership Worship Service  Sat., July 15 & Sun., July 16

On Sat., July 15, show your Pride by wearing your KCC T-shirt and walking with the members of the UCC San Diego Partnership in the annual Parade as a sign of God’s love and inclusion of all. On Sun., July 16, get inspired by attending Service at Christian Fellowship UCC.  Learn more here.

Partnership Pride Parade Planning Meeting: Thurs., June 22, 7 PMat Kensington Community Church! We welcome any and all, of any age, who are interested in helping the Partnership Plan our Pride Parade Presence to this planning meeting on June 22. We will be meeting in the Upstairs Conference Room.

 

Save the Date for Our Church Retreat This Year in the Fall!

camp-stevensWe will again gather at Camp Stevens in Julian for an all ages church retreat at Camp Stevens, this year to be held Nov. 3 – 5. The fall is a great time to be at camp, enjoying the harvest from the summer and hiking in the cooler temperatures. Join us for a weekend worshipping God amid wide open spaces!

KCC’s Youth Choir Prepare for Father’s Day Performance in 10 AM Worship

youth-choirThe choir continues to work on our Father’s Day performance of Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”  Under the musical direction of Meagan Flint, KCC offers FREE music instruction for your children, ages Preschool through 12th Grades on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, 11 AM to Noon, in the Youth Hall. The choir will combine instruction with social justice themes, as well as performance opportunities a few times a year in church.  Please note the revised Youth Choir schedule for the spring.

 Sunday School

Join us at 10 AM Sundays in the sanctuary for Traditional Worship. Children and youth spend the first 10 minutes in worship and depart for Sunday School after the children’s message. Infants and toddlers can be dropped off upstairs in the nursery 15 minutes before worship.

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Baptism, Confirmation, and Our Whole Lives

It is with great joy that we offer the sacrament of Christian baptism. To discuss baptism with the minister, please call the church at 619.284.1129.

Confirmation is underway this year, taught by our minister Rev. Darryl Kistler and Minister of Faith Programs, Marg Stark. The classes are offered for 6th grade and older students who are preparing to assume responsibility for their own faith journeys. At the end of Confirmation, the young people who elect to join, are welcomed into the church’s membership.

The award-winning Faith and Sexuality course, Our Whole Lives, is offered to 7th through 9th grade students, and older ones by request. As sexuality is a gift from God, we encourage young adults to articulate their values, consider consequences, and approach decisions with their faith in mind. It is a life saving program — that can prevent disease, and help young people talk in depth, honestly and without judgment, about their sexual health, relationships, gender identity, and their changing bodies.

Youth Choir

We offer FREE music instruction for ages Preschool through 12th Grades on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, 11 AM to Noon, in the Youth Hall. The choir will combine instruction with social justice themes, as well as performance opportunities a few times a year in church.  The choir resumes on Sunday, September 25 under the direction of Meagan Flint.  Read about the choir and other fall youth programs here.

Children’s Library

Bordering Lander Hall is the Children’s Library, from which all children are welcome to borrow books on Sundays or any time when the church office is open. Check us out.

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