We are in ministry with children—worshiping, studying, serving, and most importantly, growing together in our understanding of what it means to be children of God. Nurseries are provided during worship services for infants through 4-year-olds. Classes are available during the Sunday School hour for all children, ages two - sixth grade.
Confirmation is an ancient rite of passage where the confirmand explores the tenants of the faith, what it means to be a Christian, a United Methodist and if they want to continue in that journey of faith. Confirmation is a wonderful immersive experience for our 6th grade students that will forever change their lives.
We believe that God has called us to a life of worship. While music and prayer are a part of the life, we believe that God has called us also understand worship as something we are always doing. This means that we view every breath we take as an opportunity to worship God with our words, actions, thoughts and passion. We do this through learning, serving and community.
At Canterbury, we strive to provide a "church home" for college students in our area, as well as continue to nurture our own students that have grown up here and are away at school. We want to keep in touch and reach out to them during this important time in their lives.
Canterbury hosts Sunday school classes, Bible study opportunities, and regular social outings for young adults, whether single or married. In additional to the many intergenerational classes and Bible studies for adults of all ages, special young adult classes are also available for Newlyweds, Early Cildhood Parenting, a Men's Study Group, and Women's Study Groups.
There are 22 different Adult Sunday school classes offering a variety of teaching styles, including lectures and discussions ontopics from the Bible to social issues. Further in-depth studies include Wednesday night AWEstruck, Canterbury Academy for Christian Studies, Lenten and Advent study gropus, as well as various groups during the week. We also have learning opportunities for Parenting and Marriage Enrichment, as well as a Divorce Care ministry.