We want our children to love church and to love God. Throughout the year SPC offers diverse education opportunities where children can have fun together while getting to know God. Check out the opportunities!
(See Sunday Discipleship link)
A “youth group” style ministry for children, grades 3-5. Friends are always welcome; reservations are not required. Parent involvement is encouraged.
Summer Dates are:
Sunday, July 29 (5:00-6:00 p.m., NO supper)
Sunday, August 12 (5:00-6:00 p.m., NO supper)
Upcoming Dates for the fall:
We meet from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the A&E Gym unless otherwise stated. Each gathering includes recreation, study, discussion, and dinner.
Sundays, September 9 (Kick-off), 23
Sundays, October 14, 28
Sunday, November 11
Sunday, December 2, 16
Sunday, January 13, 27
Sundays, February 10, 24
Sundays, March 10, 24
Sunday, April 14, 28
Sunday, May 5, 19
Sunday, June 2 (End-of-Year Celebration)
This is a special place in worship geared specifically for children, grades K-2. Each Sunday, following the Children’s Message, children can go to the back of the sanctuary for their “own” time, where they can listen to the sermon while they color, fidget with special toys to keep their hands busy, read a book, or sit quietly with other children and hear the message that day. (Sundays, during 11 a.m. worship September-May)
Third Graders in Worship (TGiW)
A special class that helps introduce 3rd grade children to worship and communion. Children who participate in the class receive NIV New Adventure Bibles. Dates for TGiW 2019 are coming soon. F&E 204.
Easter Eggstravaganza & Palm Procession
This year we invite the congregation and community to join us in an Easter Eggs-travaganza that includes an Egg Hunt for children up through grade 5 and a hot dog “cookout” for the entire church family. The date is TBD, immediately following the 11 a.m. Service of Worship. Bring a side dish to share and come for a time of fellowship and fun. We will gather in the Gym, outside if weather permits. (Children should bring their favorite baskets/bags to collect their eggs from the hunt.) Bring a lawn chair or blanket for sitting outside! (Please indicate number of people coming when you register.)
During the 11 a.m. Service of Worship, children are invited to participate in a Palm Sunday Procession. They will gather in the Narthex at 10:50 a.m. in preparation for the procession.
Vacation Bible School 2019
Save the dates now for Vacation Bible School, July 15-19, 2019, as children travel to Mars and Beyond, where your children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they explore where God’s power can take them. They will become Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration coming soon!
2019, Better Together: Do your kids love Jesus, acting, singing and creating? Join us at “Camp Tippicanoe” where they will create backdrops, scenery, and more as they star in a children’s musical led by Pauline King. Children who have completed grades 2-8 will have the opportunity to participate in the Kids Cantata. July 29-August 2, 9:30-12:30 p.m.
Family Advent Workshop
Children and their families gather together to make Advent Wreaths and Christmas decorations.
One Week of Service 2018
One Week of Service is an opportunity for children, who completed grades 3-5, to explore and discover service and mission opportunities in and around Richmond, plus mission opportunities SPC supports. 2017 outreach opportunities included The Laurels, Richmond Animal League, Salisbury Presbyterian Church Garden, Remote Area Medical Ministry, and Camp Hanover. In addition to daily field trips, children will engage in Bible study, discussion, and recreation. Free. Registration limited to 15 children. Contact the church office for more information about how to register.