Our Mission and Hopes for Children and Youth at ORUCC
This page gives an overview of our ministry. To get more up to date announcements about specific events, go to our Youth and Families section on the home page
At Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ we believe that children are spiritual beings who come to us as gifts from God. Our hopes for each child who participates in the Christian Education and Spiritual Formation programming are the following:
- Our children and youth will grow in their faith and understanding of God and will be challenged by the teachings of Jesus and endeavor to follow in the ways of Christ.
- Our children and youth will be exposed to spiritual practices that will assist them in their spiritual growth and formation.
- Our children and youth will be nurtured, supported and challenged to grow in their faith by the larger church community.
- Our children and youth will study and be exposed to the world religions and discover and respect different faith traditions.
- Our children will discern their purpose and vocation in life as children of God.