Our Children’s Ministries are places for children (infant through 8th grade) and parents to develop relationships with each other and with adult leaders who assist parents in disciplining their children toward a relationship with Christ. As such we have the following activities available for the children of our church.
Children’s Sabbath School
Children’s Sabbath School, which conducts spiritual education for our children, is a priority of the Akron First congregation. Our children’s classes, which meet at 9:30 am on Saturday mornings, are uniquely tailored to each child’s age. Our goal is to lead our children into a growing relationship with God and fully integrate them into the life of the church in the context of a safe and fun environment. The children are taught about Jesus in very dynamic and creative ways, and look forward to coming to learn more about Jesus with their friends.
The Sabbath School classes are organized as follows:
- Cradle Roll – Ages 0 to 3
- Kindergarten/Primary – Ages 4 to 9
- Juniors – Ages 10 to 8th grade
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is offered each summer (usually in July) for the children of our church as well as children of other churches and in the community. Each day, for an entire week, the children in VBS will have an opportunity to sing together, play together, make crafts and learn about Jesus – all while having an incredibly fun time!
Adventurers is a youth program for boys and girls who are age 5 – 9. Our club meets twice monthly to work on awards, have fun and learn about Jesus and His love for us.
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization. The Pathfinder club is designed for boys and girls, grades 5 to 10 (ages 10 to15). The program offers recreation, challenge and activities that promote team spirit and loyalty to God and His church.
Mayfair Christian School
The Akron First Seventh-day Adventist church, in cooperation with several other Adventist churches, operates Mayfair Christian School in Uniontown, Ohio. It is our pleasure to provide quality Christian education to the Akron area. Mayfair Christian School is an accredited elementary school providing kindergarten through grade nine instruction. Established in 1911, the school is committed to providing quality education in a Christian environment at a reasonable tuition rate. The school is open to students of every faith, race or creed who are seeking a Christian education and is part of the world-wide educational outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
If you would like your child to benefit from a small-school atmosphere with challenging academics while at the same time learning moral character we invite you to check out what Mayfair Christian School has to offer. You can learn more about our school by making an appointment to visit or online at http://www.mayfairchristianschool.org/. Contact information is available online at the school’s website.