Youth & Children
Children in preschool through 6th grade are typically in worship until after the children’s message (about 9:45AM) and are in Sunday School until about 10:45AM.
Childcare is provided every Sunday in our Toddler Room for children who are not yet ready for Church School and who are more comfortable in a playful setting during worship. Children are always welcome to stay in worship.
Church School and Child Care Registration Form (download here) must be filled out for all participants and forwarded to Director of Spiritual Formation Heidi Parles at firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the Christian Education office on or before September 20th, 2020.
Youth Group uniquely offers time to step away from the pressures of school and other demands to be part of a community of people who support and encourage one another. It is an opportunity to reflect on life and faith, and friendships are formed that last a lifetime. We also find ways to serve our neighbors and the world. All junior and senior high age youth of the church, their friends, and youth from the community are welcome.
Youth Group typically meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm. When in-person, we meet in Fellowship Hall for an hour of recreation and dinner, then an hour of group discussion. It is very helpful to know how many youth will be present on a given night, so we kindly ask for responses to email invitations.
The contingency plan for virtual Youth Group includes a dedicated Zoom space established for Tuesday nights from 6-7pm. Students are encouraged to bring their meals and enjoy an hour of connection and conversation. Additionally there will be "Pop-Up" virtual meetings randomly placed for those who wish and desire extra connection and support.
In either scenario, please fill out Youth Group Registration Form (download here) and forward to Director of Spiritual Formation, Heidi Parles at email@example.com or drop off at Christian Education office on or before September 20, 2020. We love and encourage visitors without registration. If they decide to join after 2 visits we ask that they also fill out registration form.
Our Youth have the opportunity to participate in an annual mission trip. In the past, trips have included visiting our sister church in Cuba; service work in Washington, D.C., and Eastern Kentucky; and Presbyterian Youth Triennium.
Confirmation is a class designed for youth who are considering membership in the church. Confirmation has its own calendar, and usually meets on Sundays after Fellowship time (from 11-noon).
The Children’s Choir is open to all children who love music. It rehearses Sundays mornings in the choir room and sings periodically at church services and other special events from September to June. The children who participate learn the value and feel the joy of traditional and contemporary church music.
Membership: 4 years to 12 years
Rehearsals: Sundays at 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S CHOIR CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE RELATED TO COVID-19 SINGING IN PUBLIC SPACES RESTRICTIONS