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, including:
Learn Together – Children & Youth Sunday School Opportunities
We’re expanding!! Our new schedule will allow everyone to attend both Sunday School and worship – both very important faith forming times for all.
Faith formation through our Sunday School program is important for all of us. We continue to learn and grow in our faith our whole lives. Through studying scripture, and discussing books, faith questions and the issues of social justice, we continue to deepen our understanding of God’s presence in our lives and how God calls us to live and move in God’s world.
Worship is a special time filled with mystery, grace, and love and being together as family to experience that is priceless. For our children and youth to watch parents, grandparents and other adults worship, pray, sing hymns, present offerings, and share in the sacraments of Communion and Baptism is the greatest gift of faith we can pass to our children. In this, we as a congregation share in the joy of taking part, along with parents, in fulfilling the promise we make during Baptism to guide and nurture each child to know and follow Christ.
9:30 A.M. Sunday School for all ages
➢ Nursery care for Birth – 2/3 year olds.
➢ Preschool (3yrs-pre-K) and K/1st classes will continue with Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum. A snack will be served to help them bridge to the 2nd hour of the morning.
➢ 2nd – 5th grades will embark on the H & H Railroad and be the core of an intergenerational class using Worship Education curriculum to help them better understand worship and feel more comfortable worshiping with their family. The Honor & Homage Railroad will be headed for Destination Worship!! All participants will receive a passport and be invited to hop on board for an exciting journey as we learn all about worship! Stations will include Prayer, Music, Scripture, Baptism, Communion, and more! Our Conductors (teachers) will lead us through the stations and each week will feature a stop at the Dining Car for a simple snack. Following the weekly ride on the H & H Railroad, our 2nd-5th graders will then immediately experience in worship what they learned that morning! It will be a ride your children won’t want to miss! All adults/parents are invited to share in learning about worship.
➢ YOUTH ON SUNDAY MORNING – The Youth have spoken! You want a class on Sunday mornings! You say you can get up on Sunday mornings and be at church at 9:30! You say you want to plan your own class – on topics that speak to you. You say you will plan the class on the first Sunday – September 11 at 9:30. All you have to do is come and get going! Blevins, be there!
10:30 A.M. WORSHIP
All children are welcome and encouraged to be in worship with their families so they may share in hymns, scripture, prayers, the offering, and other parts of worship. Depending on a child’s age level and needs, we also offer the following:
➢ Godly Play, a Montessori based Christian education program, will be provided for children 3 years through 1st grade following the Children’s Moment.
➢ A Children’s Worship Page will be provided each week for 2nd-5th graders to help them use what they learn in Sunday School and remain engaged in the worship service.
➢ A “Pray Ground” available at any time after the Children’s Moment for 2nd grade & up (in the Andersen Room off the balcony)
What new joys await us on Sunday mornings this fall as we engage in…
Learn together! Worship together! Two for God on Sunday!!
Cherub Choir (Practice Wednesdays, 5:45-6:15 PM). The Cherub Choir, for children ages 3 to 1st grade, rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:45pm-6:15pm. Following choir, the children are guided to Fellowship Hall for their own special dinner and then go to free play while parents are able to take classes during the 6:30-7:30 hour.
Grace Notes Choir (Sunday right after worship—11:45 AM-12:15 PM. This choral music ensemble is for children in grades 2 through 6. Meet Zach and Jenni in the Chancel Choir room upstairs for fun with singing! Contact Zach for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent’s Groups. “Parent Night Out” occurs periodically with free childcare provided. Each event welcomes new participants at any time for food, fun, fellowship and support.
Other Programs include Vacation Bible School, Baptisms, Easter Egg Hunt, and various other child/parent activities offered throughout the 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.