Children’s Ministry

Hey kids! Join Ms. Michelle at 10:30 AM Sunday on Zoom for a fun Sunday School class for kids Pre-K through 5th grade. Be watching for Michelle to send out information from Illustrated Children’s Ministry as she has done in the past and then join your friends on Zoom! To make sure you get the most up-to-date information contact Michelle Jones – michelle.jones@maxpres.org

10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 857 6169 1842
Password: 199149

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY RESOURCES

The children, and families of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church are so important to us. In the past few weeks there have been many changes and unknowns, and we want to make sure our families are taken care of. Part of that is having resources for you to use at home. Our Director of Children’s Ministry, Michelle Jones has put together some resources for families to use during the week or as you worship together in your homes on Sunday mornings. These weekly resource consists of a children’s worship bulletin, a devotional, and coloring pages. We want to keep our families uplifted and encouraged (and of course keep the kids busy) during this time.

There are a variety of different ways you can use these resources at home:

• As a family, put together an order of worship. You can use this as an interactive piece to the scripture reading and message/sermon.
• Use this as an individual or family devotional to reflect on throughout the week.
• Color the coloring page and reflect on the scripture passage.
• While you watch the online worship service, your children can color the coloring page or do the activities in the children’s worship bulletin.

DOWNLOAD RESOURCES


 

Maxwell Street is closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

There will be a special online service that we invite everyone to participate in. More details about that can be found at: www.maxpres.org/online-worship

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 & Families Christian Education

2019-20 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

Childcare (infant – up to 5th Grade)

Class: Nursery

Location: Nursery (on lower level)

8th graders/Confirmation Class

Confirmation classes will begin January 20. Contact Rachel VanKirk Mathews for more information at: rachel@maxpres.org

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)

 

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.


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

APRIL

Sunday, April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt

All are invited to Palm Sunday Brunch in Fellowship Hall after worship on April 5. Following brunch, children of Maxwell (pre-k-5th grade) will get to “hunt” for Easter eggs that have been stuffed and hidden. Let’s worship together, enjoy brunch and hunt for eggs! Sign up  so we’ll have plenty.

JUNE

Monday, June 22- Thursday, June 25, 2020 Vacation Bible School

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.
 Sign up  today for Vacation Bible School for ages 3 – 5th grade.


Information about the Curriculum
Deep Blue Class

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.
             Explore 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.