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.
- Those attending worship via livestream (and anyone who has our YouTube link) may download a weekly lesson plan during this “worship from home” time.
- 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. This is held during Sunday worship, following the children’s message. We use the denominational curriculum, Growing in Grace and Gratitude with our children from PK to grade 5, in a grade band setting staffed by volunteers. Younger toddlers have a time of play and fellowship with a short lesson of faith, that 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, story time, sharing, and snack time. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact the Church office for more information.
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.