Christian Education for Our Children and Youth
Rev. Kel Henderson, Minister of Christian Education
On Sunday mornings, children and youth of all ages join with their parents and other adults for the beginning Worship at 9:15 am, which includes a brief time of welcome, songs and prayers. Communion is observed on the first and third Sundays of every month, with the first Sunday a Family Communion when families may celebrate Communion together. On all other Sundays, Pastor Mike Holland has a Children’s Moment with the younger children at the front of the sanctuary and then all children, youth and their teachers leave to attend their Sunday School classes.
Age divisions for Sunday School are as follows:
There is nursery care for toddlers
3 and 4 year olds
Pre K – 1 st grades
2 nd – 3 rd grades
4 th – 5 th grades
Jr. High – 6 th – 8 th grades
Sr. High – 9 th – 12 th grades
Sunday school classes and worship both conclude at approximately 10:30 am in time for everyone to meet together for fellowship with coffee, punch and goodies in the social hall.
Confirmation classes are offered for Junior and Senior High students every other year.Instruction includes Church history, faith and practice, and is taught by Pastor, Dr. Mike Holland with help from other volunteers. Classes are encouraged for youth ready to either confirm their baptism, or to receive baptism, and join the church.
Church of the Foothills is committed to providing quality educational opportunities for all truth seekers. Special Adult Education Classes are offered throughout the calendar year featuring a wide variety of topics and speakers. Classes are offered in a semester format lasting a set number of weeks.
Adult Education Schedule
All classes are from 10:45 -11:45 am on Sundays following morning worship services. Nursery care and children’s program provided while parents attend classes.
Rev. Kel Henderson
Minister of Christian Education
Kel Henderson is a Southern California native and has grown up in both the Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ denominations. She holds a BA in Religion from Chapman College and Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Cross Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has been an ordained Disciples of Christ minister since 1997 and has been called to both DOC & UCC congregations. In her ministry, she has served in the local parish, as a prison and hospital chaplain. She has worked with youth & young adult ministries, and spent time as a missionary to China. Kel is an energetic person and an “out of the box” thinker who loves to work in group settings. She has a creative spirit and great love for adventure which can be experienced through her worship and teaching style.