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

JANUARY

Monday, January 20, 2020 MLK DAY

Meet at Good Fellas Distillery for pizza at noon, head over to the Living Arts and Science Center for a service project and then tour the planetarium.  

FEBRUARY

February 9, 2020 Valentine’s Day Workshop

Meet for lunch and fun activities in Fellowship Hall before visiting our friends at Ashland Terrace.


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.