Family & Student Ministry

Upcoming Events:

July 28, 2024
Common Ground : A United Methodist Community, 404 Cypress St. N.
Cambridge, MN 55008 United States
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In honor of the 2024 Summer Olympics, join us on the church lawn to try your hand at some (creative) olympic sports.

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Faith Formation:

We are in the process of re-imagining what Faith Formation at Common Ground looks like, please stay tuned for updates!

You can find video lessons, discussion questions, parent resources for faith formation and more on the interactive Family & Student Ministry page.

About Children and Worship:

Your family is always welcome in worship! There are many options to help your family have a good experience:

  • Online Families | Contact Erika for children’s bulletins and coloring sheets.
  • Worship Bags | Available by each entrance, you can pick up a bag and colored pencils.  Bags contain items such as coloring pages that align with the scripture and theme of each Sunday worship service, popsicle stick puzzles, fuzzy sticks and other items rotate through the bags.
  • Children’s Message | Children of all ages are welcome to listen and participate in a message just for them.  (I’ll let you define children). Parents are encouraged to use this moment as a launchpad to speak openly with their children about developing and living out their faith.
  • Holy Communion |  Children of all ages are welcome for Holy Communion

About Teens and Worship:

You are always welcome in worship. Attention is given to select songs and liturgy that have inclusive language, an expanded understanding of love and welcome, and center historically marginalized voices. Sermons often use contemporary illustrations and examples in authentic ways. 

You are invited to serve in worship through Scripture reading, serving Communion, helping with Children’s messages, tech crew, ushering.

Special Events

Family Events are held once a month, typically following worship on Sunday morning.  These are things like building bird houses, Wacky Olympics, Sledding and other fun activities.  All are Welcome at these events.

We offer a variety of Special Events throughout the year including Summer Movie Nights, Trunk or Treat, Day in the Park. We closely monitor public health recommendations for the best ways to create safe and meaningful gatherings.

Youth

Youth Group | 6th-12th Graders, Wednesdays (Mid-September through April)

Teens gather for fun, fellowship, games and faith formation.  You may bring a friend and all are welcome.

Confirmation | 9-10th Graders, 2nd Wednesday of the month

Teens participate in Confirmation for a one-year ministry designed to help youth explore faith and articulate their own faith journey. They work with a mentor in the life of the church, the youth director, clergy team, and servant volunteers throughout the year. Topics include Christianity 101, Methodism, world religions, and putting faith into action.