Children’s Ministry

We treasure children at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church!  We offer great opportunities for children and their families to deepen their spiritual connections with God and each other.

Children and Families Christian Education

2018-19 School Year

There are many other opportunities for families to connect with God and each other at MSPC. We would be happy to tell you more about them or answer any questions you might have.


Sundays at 9:30am

Up to Pre-K through 5th grade
Class: Nursery
Location: Nursery

Sundays at 10:30am

Pre-K and younger
Class: Nursery
Location: Nursery

Pre-K – 5th grade
Class: One Room Sunday School
Curriculum: Deep Blue Connects
Location: Big Blue Room and Children’s Library (both rooms on Lower Level near Nursery)

Sundays at 11:45am – 1:30pm

4th-5th graders (GENEXT) – Every 3rd Sunday except where noted

April 28 – GeNext joins Youth group for food, games, and service project

Mystery Trip Date and Time TBA – Destination? That will remain a mystery!


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

FAMILY LIFE EVENT International Book Project – August 17 10am

All ages are welcome to join the Family Life committee in volunteering at the International Book Project on August 17th from 10-12. The International Book Project is an internationally recognized effort to increase literacy worldwide, and was started here in Lexington by a Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church member, Harriet Van Meter! The International Book Project needs help sorting all the mass of books they receive, and can use help from little hands and seasoned hands alike. If you would like to participate, but need a ride to get there, contact the church office. We hope you’ll join us for a few hours work and fellowship, helping to provide books to kids and families worldwide!

 

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 – Children, teachers, and school staff are encouraged to bring their backpacks to the worship service, and Pastor Matt will have a special blessing as kids and teachers prepare to return to school.

 

 


Information about the Curriculum
Deep Blue Class – New Classes start August 18, Rally Sunday!

Our Children’s Sunday school uses the Deep Blue Curriculum in a one-room-school house format that emphasizes collaborative teaching and experiential learning. The goal is to teach what it means to be a disciple or follower of Jesus and part of a community of faith. What is the Deep Blue Curriculum?
Well, the DEEP part of it comes from our desire to help our children:
1. understand that they are a child of God.
2. explore and deepen their relationship with their faith.
3. Love and serve God and neighbor.
But what about BLUE?
                 Be with God
                      – develop a sense that God is always with you.
                      – feel awe and wonder at the ways God is at work in the world.
                      – know that God loves you.
                Love God and Neighbor
                      – demonstrate your love for God and neighbor.
                     – value the diversity of all people, recognizing the contributions
                       that the variety of gifts, cultures, and abilities make to                                        community.
                    – Participate in service with others at an age appropriate levels.
              Understand yourself as a child of God
                   – develop self-esteem and know that you are worthy of love and                         care.
                  – Join with others to worship God.
                 – Develop a sense of belonging to the faith community.
             Expore faith and the Bible
                 – Investigate, experience and question your faith.
                 – Find guidance for disciplines of prayer and reading the Bible.
                 – Grow in your understanding of the relationship between the
                    ways you practice your faith and your relationship with God.

Sunday school happens immediately following the Children’s Message during the worship service. Following the Children’s Message, the children will be escorted downstairs to their classrooms and teachers. Parents are to pick their children up immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall below the sanctuary. If you have any questions about Sunday school
or would like to volunteer to be a teacher, please contact Michelle Jones at michelle.jones@maxpres.org.