CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”

 – C.S. Lewis

 

Welcome!

Welcome to the children’s ministry at United Presbyterian Church! We love kids at UPC, and we believe it’s our joyful responsibility to come alongside families as we show children the love of Jesus Christ, and encourage them as they grow in their knowledge of God. Friendships are made while we have fun, play games, create, and learn to follow Jesus together. Sunday morning is our dedicated time to worship God together and when our Godly Play program happens. We also provide opportunities to engage in mission, participate in Vacation Bible School and other seasonal events.

Should you have any questions about children’s ministry programs or ways you can get involved, please contact our Minister to Children and Families, Sara Staton, at revsarastaton@gmail.com

Godly Play

Godly Play is an imaginative approach to working with children that supports, challenges, nourishes, and guides their spiritual quest. The Godly Play method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives, and it considers how God invites us into—and pursues us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.

Children’s Worship

Immediately following the children’s message, children are invited to continue their worship upstairs in the education wing. Godly Play (age 3 – grade 2) meets in Room 210 at the top of the stairs. Young Disciples (grades 3 – 5) meets in Room 207 at the end of the hall.

Pre-K – Grade 2             Room 210 – Godly PlayGrades 3 – 6                  Room 207 – Young Disciples
 

Sunday Childcare

Nursery is available for infants—age 2.
Infant – Age 2  Room 209 – Nursery
 

Serving in Worship

Children are invited and encouraged to help lead worship by serving as an acolyte to light the candle(s) at the beginning of worship, pour water into the baptismal font, read Scripture, and participate in other season opportunities.