In love, Your Mackinaw Christian Church Family
We do not have children’s church, but we do have crayons, coloring pages, and books available at both entrances to the sanctuary and children are invited to take what they would like to use during the service and feel free to get up to get different things during the service.
During Covid-19 every other week at 6:30 on Wednesday we are meeting on zoom with our 8-12 year olds. We have 2-3 adults who lead and check in with the children. For the study portion we have been using the Bible Project videos to frame our discussions. Right now we are discussing the Shema or the Greatest Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:5).
To join us email Pastor Judith to get the zoom information!
Each summer we encourage children and youth to attend church camp at our regional camp in Southern Illinois. The church helps support children financially to attend and we have some counselors in our congregation too!
Our youth who have completed 6th-12th grade are also encouraged to go on a mission trip each summer. For the last few years we have participated in the Disciples Summer Mission which allows us as a small church to get to know other youth throughout the country and serve different communities.
We are a family church which means we are first and foremost relational. Everyone knows each other's names and we are there for each other through the joys and sorrows of life. We practice incarnation ministry. Just as God sent Jesus into the world to share God's love through teaching, sharing in meals, and laughing and crying with both friends and strangers we also share God's love through our action.
We are a family which means we do not always agree with one another, we have people with various beliefs and values yet we have chosen to gather together. Because we believe God's love is greater than our ideas.