Children Sunday School
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
We are currently using the curriculum “Growing in Grace and Gratitude.” From their website: “Growing in Grace & Gratitude is rooted in the foundation of Presbyterian identity where God’s grace and our gratitude are the heartbeat of our faith, life, and worship; extends an invitation to discipleship that inspires children to learn and practice hospitality, generosity, and love; and reaches beyond Sunday morning, encouraging children to live their lives as an expression of God’s grace.”
Pre-School: these precious kiddos are taught by Dee Dreckshage and Deborah McMillian. They meet in the nursery.
Elementary: these Kindergartners -5th graders are taught by Gary and Cheryl Loper, Melissa and Chris Hauffe, Ellen Stelzer, Matt Authier, Caryn Davidson, Kerry Curry, and Annette Goss. They meet in the undercroft in the Children’s Church room. Group will separate or combine into K-2nd, and 3rd-4th when needed. (*5th graders have the option to move to the youth group if that is a better fit.)
During the 11:00am Worship service, Children’s Church is available for kids 2nd grade and under except for communion Sundays (first Sunday of every month). Kids spend the beginning of the Worship service with their families, and after a brief sermon for the children during Young Discipleship Time, the children will go to the Chapel to have their own “mini church service.” Their worship service will be led by an elder. This program is designed to teach the children the basics of our Presbyterian worship service. They will learn the Lord’s Prayer, the Doxology, the Apostle’s Creed and the Order of Worship.
The goal is to equip our children with a working knowledge of our Order of Worship so when they reach third grade (with their new Bibles) and stay in church with their parents, they will feel comfortable participating in the worship service. Parents may pick up their children at the end of the Worship service.
For families who choose to stay and worship in the sanctuary together, there is a “Kids Worship Table” by the front doors which has crayons, paper, books etc. to help those little ones through the Worship service.
Growing little disciples doesn’t stop on Sundays! Check out our Wednesday Night Fellowship program!
The nursery is available for children ages newborn to 4 years old during Sunday school through morning worship.