Children's Ministry Extracurricular Activities

There are two Children's Choirs: the Alleluia Singers, for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade, and the Lantern Chorale, for children in grades 4 through 8. For more information, click here. Both choirs are now on break for the summer and will reconvene in September of 2017.

Music for Children: As part of our 'Education Hour for All' between worship on Sundays, DelCarla Shorter will be leading children in singing fun songs in the Library each Sunday from 9:45 to 10:15 am. Parents are welcome to join!

Upcoming Children's Events

The Milestone Project Continues: On April 2, we celebrated learning the Four Gospels.  We anticipate including April’s teachings on the Five Elements of Worship on May 14.   May’s milestone will focus on Jesus’ Two Great Commandments.  Look for an email from Liz Allen to help your children prepare for this milestone!

On May 21 during worship, we will again be honoring the many dedicated friends who volunteer as church school teachers for our children and youth. The regular church school calendar will wrap up May 21 and the summer schedule will begin Memorial Day weekend.  

The regular Church School Calendar will wrap up on May 21. There will be no Church School on Memorial Day weekend, and our summer schedule begins on June 4. There will be more details towards the end of May.

As the final class in our series for families this year, first-graders and their parents are invited to join Pastor David and Coordinator for Spiritual Life Gail Brown for a 'Teaching Our Children to Pray' class on Sunday, May 21 at 9:15 am in Room 102. This one-session class will include a discussion of tips, ideas, examples, and the experience of helping children learn to pray. Each family should bring a copy of one prayer which they have enjoyed praying or have read about. RSVP to

On Sunday, June 11, we will have a meeting of Church School Teachers for next year with our new Director of Christian Education. Please consider whether you feel called to teach in one of our classes next year, serve on the Children’s Ministry Committee, or help with a one-time task like the Christmas Pageant. See Andrew Chalfant for more details.

SAVE THE DATES: Vacation Bible School will run from August 28 to August 31, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The program will be based on Cokesbury’s “Super Heroes” curriculum, and we will run the program in-house this year,  


Annual Children's Events

Vacation Bible School VBS is a week-long summer day camp for children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade. It is usually held in August.
Worship Workshop One month during the year (generally during the winter) parents and children in second grade will have an opportunity to learn about worship, explore belonging to a community of faith through baptism and communion, and talk about the order of worship and liturgy. Children who complete the Worship Workshop receive their personal copy of the Presbyterian (USA) Hymnal.
Christmas Pageant

All children attending the 5:00 Christmas Eve Service are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Christmas Pageant as we need many shepherds, sheep, animals and angels. There will be no rehearsals, but children are asked to meet in Covenant Hall at 4:30 p.m. in order to allow time to put on their church costumes.

Receiving Bibles Third-graders receive the New Revised Standard Version Bible each spring.