Part of being cross+generational is learning with and from each other. We prioritize doing things together -- elders, youngers, and in-betweens. There are many different types of families at McFarland UCC - two parent households, blended families, single-parent families, grandparents raising kids, family friends sharing the work, couples without children, singles without children, widows and widowers.
We take our baptismal promises seriously. Our goal is to equip families to do faith in the home, rather than just one hour a week at the church building. We find that adults have some of the same questions the children do - the kids are just braver about asking!
Heard at the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo:
Messy Church is our monthly cross+generational event for learning our most important faith stories. Held from 4:30-6:30 each month, it begins with Biblical storytelling, continues with hands-on learning through arts & crafts, and includes a simple dinner. We wrap up with a brief informal worship recapping the story of the day, group prayer, and song.
Check out Messy Church photos on our Facebook page.
Faith Milestones are a chance to celebrate not only traditional "churchy" milestones like baptism, communion and Bible presentations, but also life transitions such as entering puberty, learning to drive, graduations, moving into a new home, anniversaries, and becoming a grandparent. We offer milestone workshops or series on demand - so if one of these intrigues you, email our pastor.