Reba Place Church is a faithful community in which to grow together.
Our children’s Sunday Grow Classes (Preschool through 5th Grade) utilize the Mennonite Church USA’s Shine Curriculum, which follows a three-year cycle of important themes and characters in the Bible. We also use the Circle of Grace curriculum two Sundays per year, which teaches healthy physical and emotional boundaries in developmentally appropriate ways to each grade level. We love our kids and see in them the image of God and the future of God’s love working in a beautiful but hurting world.
Infant care is available in the nursery throughout the service and Grow Class time, 10 am to 12 noon.
Preschoolers meet during the sermon time and throughout the Grow Class time, roughly 10:30 to 12 noon.
Elementary school-aged children are divided into two groups: kindergarten-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. These classes meet during the Grow Class time following the service, 11:15 to 12 noon.
Middle school-aged children and high school-aged children meet together during the Grow Class time following the service, 11:15 to 12 noon.
All of the children’s groups meet in the Meetinghouse building at 620 Madison.
Our youth gatherings allow us a time and space for getting to know God and one another in meaningful and relevant ways. Our time together is different every week, but usually includes some form of shared meal, group game or activity, and opportunity for learning, discussion, and prayer. Our lessons follow the same Bible stories that are being shared on Sunday mornings, to allow youth and parents a chance to connect.
Once a month we go on some sort of adventure—corn mazes, DIY escape rooms, and a Mennonite Youth Retreat are all on our list for the fall and winter! For the 2019-2020 school year, our youth group will be serving 6th-8th grade students. High schoolers are meeting with Living Water, our sister church in Rogers Park. Contact us for this week’s meeting time and more information!
Each Sunday morning we host a sermon discussion group after the service (roughly 11:15 am - 12:05 pm). This is a set-apart time to ponder and reflect on the sermon, pose theological questions, or otherwise get to know some other adults in the congregation.