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 & 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

SEPTEMBER

September 6-8 – Maxfest

Activities Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Everyone is welcome!

 

September 22 – Blessing of the Animals

at 10:00 a.m. The Blessing of the Animals will recognize the special bond we share with animal friends and companions. All God’s creatures are welcome (on leashes or in carriers, please). We look forward to seeing you there!

 

OCTOBER

October 13 – Family Picnic at Woodland Park

immediately following worship. Join us at Woodland Park for lunch, family fun and games.

 

NOVEMBER

November 24 – Annual Meeting

there will be an activity or two for children in Pre-K-5th grade during the Annual meeting lunch.

 

DECEMBER

December 1 – Advent Workshop

Advent Calendars, cookie decorating, food, and more!! Fellowship Hall will be buzzing with activity following worship. On the first Sunday of Advent, we will enjoy lunch and Advent fun for families with children. Youth are invited to help with this fun event.


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.