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Children have choices for Sunday worship and are always welcome to stay for any and all parts of worship. 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 (in preschool-6th grade) also have the option of staying in Worship until after the children's message (about 9:45am) and then will be led to church school where classes are held and can be picked up by parents and guardians there after worship.

Church School & Child Care Registration Forms can be filled out here and will be received by the Director of Spiritual Formation, Heidi Parles. You can also print out the form and email it to heidi.parles@setuaketpresbyterian.org. We welcome visitors and if they decide to join in after a couple of visits we ask that they also fill out a registration form.

 

We are mindful of the current dynamic COVID-19 variant and are in-person at this time. In the event of suspension of in-person worship, Church School will be provided via Zoom.

 

We ask that children over the age of 2yrs wear a mask indoors at all times, regardless of vaccine status.

Youth Group

Youth Group (YG) uniquely offers a time to step away from the pressures of school and other demands to be a 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 7th grade to 12th grade aged youth of the church, and friends and youth of the same age from the community are welcome.

 

YG typically meets Monday evenings from 6:30-8pm in Fellowship Hall*. We share a meal, some recreation, and group conversation. Registration forms can be filled out here and are received by Heidi Parles. You can also print out the form and email it to heidi.parles@setuaketpresbyterian.org.  As with Church School, we enjoy welcoming visitors, and if after two visits they decide to join, we ask that they fill out a registration form. Since meetings involve food preparation it's useful to have a rough idea of numbers, so we kindly ask for responses to emails. But please know that if it's a last minute call, your youth will be welcomed. 

 

*We will utilize our best precautions available for YG which means that we will strive to meet outside on church property for as long into the season as weather permits. Please feel welcome to bring items for comfort: a folding lawn chair, your own beverage, sweaters, blankets, etc. If COVID-19 numbers preclude in-person gatherings, we will meet via Zoom- same night, same time.

 

We ask that while meeting indoors, everyone wears a mask regardless of vaccine status.

Mission Trips

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.

Children's Choir

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

Confirmation Classes
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WHAT CONFIRMATION CLASS IS ABOUT:​​

  • Exploring: what is church? What do Presbyterians believe? How are we the same and different from other religions? What about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? What does it mean to say we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior? What does that profession of faith mean for my life and how I choose to live?

  • Pondering our doubts.

  • Confirmation as a signpost of commitment on the journey of faith, not a graduation or ending.

 

YOUTH & FAMILY REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Class attendance

  • Worship attendance with a family member- 10 worship conversation sheets due by May 6th

  • 2 retreats- Friday/Saturday at Holmes in March, SPC retreat in April

  • Meeting with mentors

  • Attend both stewardship brunch and congregational meeting

  • Attend other Confirmation events, such as visits to other faith communities, Mission projects, or family faith nights

  • Statement of Faith {drafts will be written as part of the April retreat, reviewed with Confirmation Leaders, revised and presented to Session in May

 

Please save Confirmation Program dates on yours and your youths’ calendars as soon as they are available. Please don’t hesitate to let Heidi know of any schedule conflicts, particularly as they relate to the key gatherings (both retreats and Session meeting in May).

Registration Form Links