Children’s Ministry

Do your children need more books but the public library is closed?

 The MSPC children’s library has a good selection, from board books, through all kinds of picture books, to chapter books.  We have biographies and some non-fiction.  We are starting a Newberry shelf and have quite a good start on it.  We don’t yet have a digital catalog, but if you want a particular book (or several books) or would like us to choose for you, based on preferences, just email us.  We can talk about what you would like and how to get the books to you. Please email the Church Library account at library@maxpres.org.  Thanks!  Michelle Jones and Michelle Gardner

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY RESOURCES

Thanks for joining Ms. Michelle for Sunday School these past several months. We are taking a break for summer. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! To make sure you get the most up-to-date information contact Michelle Jones – michelle.jones@maxpres.org

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.

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Maxwell Street is closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More information about the 2020-21 School year will be available soon. The church remains closed to in-person services through September 2020.

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.


 

 

 


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.