Children of Faith

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For All Ages

At Faith Church we love children. We truly believe they are gift from God and one of the many evidences of His goodness (Psalm 127:3). We also believe that God has entrusted children to us so that we might point them to Him. This is why we have opportunities for children and youth of all ages to learn and grow in their faith and in their knowledge of Jesus.

  • Seeds of Faith (0-2 yrs)
  • Sprouts of Faith (2-4 yrs)
  • FaithBudz (K-5th)
  • Extreme Faith Youth Group (6th-12th grade)

Purposeful Ministry

In all of our service to children we have 3 main priorities that are in line with our church’s overall mission:

  1. Introduce our children to Jesus.

Our main goal with the children that God has entrusted to us is to establish them in a viable relationship with Jesus Christ. After all, Jesus is our only hope in life and in death. Every conversation and every lesson taught is one step along the way in helping our children understand God’s good news to the world.

2. Engage our children with the love of Jesus.

In every interaction with our children we want to demonstrate the reality of our Savior’s love by modeling it in our words, actions, attitudes and lifestyles. We ensure that our every volunteer is committed to the physical and spiritual well-being of each child, in order that we might be effective in sharing and showing the love of Jesus. Whenever possible we include our children in various ministry opportunities in order to exemplify the heart of service to which we are all called.

3. Teach our children how to worship Jesus.

Our hope is that someday in the near future these children we serve will worship alongside us in our corporate gatherings. For this reason we want to be preparing them to worship God through prayer, song, and instruction, but we also want them to learn that ‘worship’ is not merely what we do on Sunday mornings at church, but that we are called to worship God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and in strength in every aspect of life.

Family-Centered

We believe that God has placed the primary responsibility of spiritual care and biblical instruction on parents. Therefore, we as a church simply desire to come alongside families in this endeavor, providing them with sufficient tools and means to fulfill their God-given role.

Guiding Values

We have several guiding values…

  • Intentionality: We are more than just childcare.
  • Life Change: We want to do so much more than pass along information.
  • Gospel-Centrality: We want to immerse our children in the gospel.
  • Unity: We want to be united and consistent in all our efforts.

Safe Environment

In addition, our Teachers and Volunteers all undergo an application process that includes a certified background check. Additionally, we seek to train our volunteers on a regular basis to underscore our mission and purpose. We take seriously both the physical and spiritual well being of every child entrusted in our care.

Moms Together

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30am in the Upstairs Class

  It is said that being a mom is one of the hardest jobs there is, and those of us with kids know what they mean. So often we function in survival mode, struggling through a seemingly endless loop of dirty diapers, temper tantrums and whining, shuttling between activities, packing the right snacks, and refereeing arguments among siblings. That’s why we began Moms Together at Faith Church.  This group is designed by and for moms where we aim to thrive in motherhood, not just survive. 

     Moms Together  continues with two regular opportunities for gathering.  The first opportunity is a daytime playdate for moms and their children that will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the church, which is open to any moms who can make it. Feel free to attend and invite a friend to come with you!  The second opportunity, which is a bit more sporadic, is meant to include moms who aren't available during the day and to be a "moms night out." These will usually be scheduled on either a Friday or Saturday. Mark your calendars for these opportunities to gather for encouragement and fellowship.  If you have any questions please contact the church.  

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Operation Christmas Child

Faith Church is an Operation Christmas Child drop-off location and relay center. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization, and provides an opportunity to bless children in need all over the world with a simple shoebox.

Collection Hours

Our shoe-box collection hours are listed below.  Please call ahead to schedule a drop-off time to ensure that someone will be here to meet you.  Call 781.662.8226.  Upon arrival, use the Albion St. Parking Lot and Entrance and ring the bell.  
 
Monday, November 129:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, November 139:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 149:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday, November 15
9:00am - 2:00pm
5:00am - 7:00pm
Friday, November 16*12:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 17*9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, November 1811:30am - 5:00pm
Monday, November 19*9:00am - 12:00pm**
 
* Note the shorter collection hours on these days.
**After 12:00pm on November 20 drop-offs must go to Countryside Bible Chapel at 480 Lowell St. in Lexington, MA or one of the other open drop-off locations near you.