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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 Barbara Runco or Debbie Loomis, our Co-coordinators of Faith Programs.

 

 Welcome Aboard, Barbara Runco! KCC’s New, Full-Time Faith Programs Director

Our search is over! KCC is excited to announce that Barbara Runco is our new, full-time Faith Programs Director. Read our Search Team’s final update and learn more about Barbara here.

 

 

 

 

 

 Fall 2018 Sunday School

Starting September 9th, 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.

Fall 2018 Young Music Lovers’ Choir

We offer free music instruction, including performance opportunities a few times a year in church.  Under the direction of Meagan Flint, Preschoolers through 12th Graders of all abilities are welcome – just bring your love of music.  Starting in September, the YML Choir will meet on the following Sundays:

The Path to Confirmation: Confirmation 2018/19 Continues Sunday, October 7 11:30 AM to 1 PM Back of Sanctuary

Our Confirmation Year will begin in earnest Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.   All Confirmands and Mentors should attend, as we begin to explore what our values are, what makes us unique, and what it is that we find important. Here are the dates & info for the October Confirmaton Sessions.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Darryl at:  darryl@kensingtonucc.com 

 

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 taught by our minister Rev. Darryl Kistler and our Faith Programs Director. 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.

Safe Church

We provide a safe, nurturing environment in which to grow, learn and worship. For details, see our Safe Church Policy. [Release Form| Photo/Media Release Form]

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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