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Dear CCC Community:


Nothing says fall like the start of school. Doesn’t matter where you are, when the yellow buses roll we know school is back in session.


Taste of Ministry Focus-Church School!


As I mentioned in the last two From Your Moderator (FYM) September 24 is our annual volunteer recruitment event called Taste of Ministry. The sharing of our time and talent is critical to maintain our faith community and this week’s spotlight is CCC Church School.


CCC has a long and vibrant history of actively providing spiritual formation to our children and youth. Many members come to us because they want a community that supports inclusive values in a Christian tradition. From September through May, CCC endeavors to support weekly church school activities for children as young as 2 through middle school. This time includes scripture reading, reflection, and activities in a safe environment for children to explore their faith. I know because I volunteered to assist Dayna Majarowitz lead the elementary age group this summer (okay it was one Sunday). I learned some new names and was inspired by some of the children’s ways of seeing the truth in the bible story.


Our Church School needs a minimum of 16 volunteers every week. Remember the 2 hours per month or 24 hours per year calculation? Well here’s the deal! If you participate as a church school leader/teacher/shepherd you are off the hook for any other volunteer ministry support at the church.


Church School is ably facilitated by Chris Braddock (“Miss Chris” at and we hope a new youth director will also start in the fall. Additionally, Miss Chris will open Church School Registration on September 1. Church School is part of the Spiritual Formation Engagement Area coordinated by Kristen Brown and Kristen can be reached at You can learn more about all our faith formation ministries on the CCC Spiritual Formation website at


Okay time to start our opening school year rally cry…

September 24…Taste of Ministry!


Gwen Garrison

FY2018 Moderator

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