First Christian Church
 Open Hearts, Open Minds, An Open Table
 224 West Dryden, Odessa MO 64076*  816-633-7726*  
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We LOVE our kids, and we try to provide them a variety of education and worship opportunities to help them grow in their walk of faith.  Here are a few things we offer:

NurseryNursery: For our youngest attenders, we provide a nursery each Sunday, from 8:45-11:30 am.  Our nursery is attended by a professional provider and a volunteer lay person each  week.

Sunday School and Children's Church: Each Sunday, both at the 9am and 10am hours we offer our kids a chance to hear and discuss Bible lessons, and do illustrative crafts.  We sing songs, pray together, and just worship God together!

Worship Participation: Our kids are also contributors to our worship service.  Some serve as candle-lighters, bringing in the Light of Christ for us each Sunday to begin worship.  And the first Sunday of each month they teach the congregation a new praise song.  They also participate in Children's Moment each Sunday, and collect our Joyful Noise offering.

Children's AreaAWANA Program: During the school year, our church provides a weekly AWANA program.  We meet on Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30pm, and have classes for every age from 4years to high school.  It's a great way to learn scripture and have fun!

Sports Camp: Each summer, our church sponsors a Sports Camp - it's our version of Vacation Bible School!  We have athletes work with our kids in football, soccer, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, and tumbling (for our younger kids.)   Each evening includes skill session in each sport, and includes a Bible lesson and a closing assembly.  This year's Sports Camp will be held June 27-July 1, 6pm-7pm.  Please contact the church if you'd like more information.

Summer Camps: Each summer our church sends kids to a variety of summer camps, available to all school-age kids.  We currently camp in Trenton, MO, at the state park there.  Our church offers to cover at least half of the cost of registration - and will do more if there is need.  To learn more about this year's camps, just visit this link or contact the church office.

Our church is currently in the process of approving a Safe Church Policy, to make sure our children are as protected as possible while in our care.  That document will be posted on this website, when it is available.

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