Children’s Ministry

Sunday School is taking a break for the summer months, but we will be back in August! In the meantime, check you email for summer events and please join us for Vacation Bible School this year. The information is below.


Saturday VBS returns this year!

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Give kids a grand-new perspective! Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.


The Curriculum

We return to the Deep Blue One Room Sunday School this year!  

We have used this curriculum in the past and return to it in its digital form. In this curriculum the children find out what it means to be part of God’s Family. Using resources like step by step session guides, activities and reproducibles help lead the children to a deeper understanding of each Bible lesson.  

Additionally, the curriculum introduces the children to a new mission each quarter.  This quarter the children are introduced to the ZOE Project.  Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, through the Mission Committee, has been involved in this organization for several years and now the children of Maxwell Street will learn  how they can  participate in this empowerment program that assists children to move from extreme poverty to self-sufficiency. 


A Few Reminders

Because it has been a while since we have met in person here are a few reminders and changes for parents to know: 

• We are asking that children and volunteers wear masks while they are in Sunday school. 

• All children will exit the sanctuary after the children’s moment with the Sunday School teachers.  We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall so we can spread out and allow for social distancing as much as possible.

• All children will meet together in order to introduce our Sunday School lesson through various activities such as games, science demonstrations and dramatic play.  

• We will then divide the class into two groups: Pre-K-3rd graders and 4th-5th graders.  These groups will explore the lesson through developmentally appropriate activities.  

• Finally, parents can pick their child(ren) up in the Fellowship Hall after worship service.


Acolytes

If your family is interested, please take a short video (10 seconds or so), horizontally of children lighting a candle at home to represent “bringing in the light” for the worship services. Your video does not need sound (but you don’t have to worry about muting it because Rich will have music background over your video sound).
Mix it up any way you’d like. If you have multiple kids, they could make a video together or separate – your choice.

Please let us know if your child would be interested in doing this as a meaningful part of our worship service. Once we resume in person worship Kate will contact those interested in continuing to acolyte. 


Readers

We are asking children to read the scriptures for worship on the 2nd Sundays of the month.  Please let Michelle Jones know if your child is interested and what month your child would be available to do so.  Again, readers will begin on-line and when we resume in-person worship will read the scriptures during their assigned month. Michelle.jones@maxpres.org


GeNext

GeNext is a program designed for 4th and 5th graders to give them a place to connect and prepare for Youth Group.  During the Summer we will meet with our current 4th and 5th graders in June and July and our rising 4th and 5th graders in August.  Here are the dates for these events Place and Time to be determined.