Country Club Christian Church Children and Families Ministries


Audrey prepares communion for her family for Sunday morning worship. 
If you have photos of your family worshiping and serving please share them with us here!
 
Greetings CCCC families -

Hope this finds you all well - finding a bit of new normal in each day.  I have heard from many of you how you are trying to embrace the time with family and these spring days definitely beckon us to be outside.  Yet all this uncertainty and concern for health and wholeness can weigh heavy.  Please let us know if there are ways we can support and care for your family in these days!  

This Sunday, 4/5 is Palm Sunday and begins Holy Week which leads to Easter on April 12.  Easter is the key experience of the Christian faith. Yet we often find it difficult to talk with children about Easter. What makes it hard to talk with our children about Easter is that we cannot come to Easter without death.  Often our own discomfort and uncertainty with issues of mortality, Jesus' horrific death on the cross and the cruelties it reveals about humanity may cause us to avoid conversations with our children about the events of Holy Week and subsequently keep them from the real joy of Easter. 

Click here for some tips for helping your family understand parts of the journey that lead us to Easter!
 
This Week in Worship

Until further notice we will be gathering for worship via live streaming only. We invite you to worship by clicking  here  (scroll down to where it says Live Streaming) during the time you would normally attend worship, at 9:01, 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. The worship service will be the same at all three times, and will be a blending of our worship styles, including music, scripture, a moment for children, communion, prayer, and sermon. We invite you to have a bit of bread and juice ready so that we may share in communion.

Palm Sunday 
A palm picture to make as your young ones enjoy the Palm Sunday service. 

Click here for an update from Rev. Carla Aday related to COVID-19. 
 
Children's Virtual Gatherings     

Story & Song Hour
Wednesday 4/8 @ 4:30 
Great for our friends 3rd grade and under! But-all ages welcome.

Club Kids: The Virtual Version
Sunday, April 5 4:30 - 5:00 pm
3rd - 5th graders are invited to join in a Zoom gathering where we will play games and connect.  Watch for invite that will include a few supplies you will need for our games (stuff you should have around the house!)  
 
Church Leadership Nominations 

Leadership Nominations Underway
Participation of all ages and groups in the nominating process ensures that we get a diverse representation of leaders. The Nominating Committee would like to ask you to take a second to think about the people in your church community that you would like working for you. The work of the church is more important than ever in these unusual times, here's a simple way to be a part of it!
Descriptions of open positions and the Nomination form are available online at  http://www.cccckc.org/leadership-nominations/. 
Deadline is March 31, 5:00 p.m. 

The nominating committee has identified the following open positions in particular, but please lift up gifted leaders even if you don't have a specific position in mind:

27 Deacons (3 year term) and Service Partners (1 year at a time)
5 At-large Board members (3 year term, 1 year terms would be considered this year only to balance out board rotation)
3 Endowment trustees (3 year term)
6 2021-2022 Nominating committee members (3 Deacons, 3 Elders, 1 year at a time)
No specific goal: Elder (lifetime appointment) 

P.S. You can nominate yourself if you are interested in a specific role!
 
Supporting our Community      

With the rise of concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are in close contact with our mission partnerships that are caring for our most vulnerable neighbors, and are working to stay connected with those in our congregation who may need support. Find out how you can help here.
 
Daily Prayer Line     

Call 816-333-4920 to hear a daily prayer offered by members of our clergy, or  leave prayer concerns when you call.
 
Club Kids (3rd - 5th Grades) clubkids
 
May 30 - 31: Omaha Zoo Trip
 

Omaha Zoo Tripzoo
May 30-31, 2020
3rd -5th Graders Welcome 

We will travel to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo for a campout in the Aquarium.  Evening activities include: night hike; games and activities; building tour and sleeping under the sea.  Sunday morning we will have breakfast, a morning hike, then tour the full zoo in small groups, eat lunch and return home. We will meet at church Sat 5/30 at 1:00 pm and return to church on Sunday, 5/31 by 4:00 pm.  Cost is $100 per person which includes transportation, fees for the overnight and the zoo tour, dinner Saturday night, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, and traveling snacks.  Your own spending money is optional.  Scholarships available - please contact  Catherine or  April.  We asking for an RSVP by Friday, 4/3 to  aprilb@cccckc.org 

Friends are welcome to join us. 
This waiver from the zoo is required.
Our  church waiver  is also required.
 
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Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.

Signs on second floor will let you know which classroom you will be in this week. 
 
If you have a child that is 3 years old (and potty trained), they may be ready for Sunday School! Contact April  to get more details. 
   
If you are interested in serving as a teacher or helper on Sunday mornings, please contact    April .

Contact Information

Rev Catherine Stark-Corn
Minister to Children and Families
816-381-9248 or  email

April Booth
Director of Children's Ministries
816-333-4917 or email
 
Sara Goering
Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth
816-333-4917 or email

Alex Goering
Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth
816-333-4917 or email
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Mothers of Preschoolers (birth- K)  Meets the second Wednesday of the month 9:30 - 11:30 am in the Youth Center.