A few notes about Children’s Ministry during COVID…
- Those attending worship may choose to send the young children into the narthex with Miss Terri after children’s time, and during the sermon, to do a short structured activity. We will practice social distancing and masking; using minimal materials. Children will return to conclude worship with their families.
- For families unable to attend services at church, we offer a fresh all-ages Sunday School lesson each week. Subscribe to receive lessons, activities, and crafts via email on our Contact Us page. Families are encouraged to attend worship via live stream using our YouTube link. Download the lesson and attend virtual worship from home as a family! We look forward to resuming the following regular ministry activities as soon as possible!
The primary Children’s ministry at PCC is weekly Sunday School. Age-appropriate groups are held during Sunday worship, following the children’s message. We use the denominational curriculum, Growing in Grace and Gratitude with our children from pre-kindergarten to grade 5, in a comfortable setting staffed by volunteers. Younger toddlers have a time of play and fellowship with a short lesson of faith, which usually parallels the Growing in Grace and Gratitude themes. For special seasons, such as Advent, Lent, and Summer, our Sunday School themes coordinate with our whole church focus.
Children’s Morning Out
Children’s Morning Out (CMO) meets from 9 to 11 a.m. two Fridays a month from September through May. Parents of children 18 months to 4 years are invited to take a break after dropping their children off for a morning of fun and focused play opportunities. Friendships are fostered in a safe and nurturing setting while the children learn through playtime, block building, dramatic exploration, music, storytime, sharing, and snack time. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact the Church office for more information. We are looking forward to seeing our friends again, soon!
Children’s Worship Hour
Children’s Worship Hour meets twice a month and is a chance for children to praise God in a fun and vibrant setting. During each worship hour, children learn hymns and praise songs that follow either the Sunday school lesson or sermon. After singing and dancing, it is craft time! Each craft ties into the lesson and songs of the day. During this time, children learn that they can praise God in a number of ways: through song, dance, and art.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer, we host a Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through entering grade 6. We have been partnering with several community churches since 2010 to serve as many children as we can. This outreach is one of the best weeks in our church life as we eat, play and learn together and find God’s great love everywhere- in crafts, games, song, science, Bible stories and mission projects. The 2019 theme was “To Mars and Beyond!” where we learned to “Go beyond with the faith of Daniel, the courage of Esther, the caring of the good Samaritan and the thankfulness of the healed leper.
PCC offers bust parents a safe, warm and inviting Nursery for children who are under 2 years of age with bright, clean, age-appropriate toys. Forget something? The nursery is stocked with supplies. It is in this place of developing a trusting, safe, and loving environment that children begin to love and get to know God working through them.