At Stony Brook Community Church, we believe that children are a source of joy, wonder, and pride. We strive to provide all children with the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and understanding of our faith, as well as to live out their faith through service and fellowship. The United Methodist Church was formed in 1939 when the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Protestant Methodist Church united in a historic Unity Conference. This was a result of the efforts of Francis Asbury and Martin Boehm, who sought to create a new church that was separate from the Church of England. The Social Principles of the United Methodist Church (described in the Book of Discipline) are divided into six parts that explain how United Methodist Christians are called to live in God's world. The General Conference is the only body that has the authority to speak on behalf of the entire United Methodist Church.
If there are disputes related to the interpretation by a conference or a bishop of the church law contained in the Discipline, the dispute is sent to the Judicial Council for resolution. At Stony Brook Community Church, we offer special ministries for children and young adults that are designed to help them grow in their faith and live out their faith through service and fellowship. We have programs that focus on teaching kids about our faith and its traditions, as well as providing them with opportunities to serve others and have fun with their peers. We also have deacons who serve as role models for our youth, demonstrating how worship in the faith community is connected to service to God in the world. Our annual conferences support our local church's work and help us dedicate ourselves to ministry in our wider community. Our special ministries for children and young adults include Sunday school classes, youth groups, mission trips, Bible studies, retreats, summer camps, and more.
These activities provide an opportunity for kids to learn about our faith while having fun with their peers. We also offer special events throughout the year such as Vacation Bible School, Christmas pageants, Easter egg hunts, and other activities that help kids learn about our faith while having fun. At Stony Brook Community Church, we strive to provide an environment where children can grow in their knowledge and understanding of our faith while having fun with their peers. We believe that by providing these special ministries for children and young adults, we can help them develop a strong foundation for their spiritual growth.