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Children’s Ministry (PreK-5th Grade)

PCPC Kids Faith Formation

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church’s ministry for children and their families is an essential element of PCPC’s Faith Formation Ministry where we are learning and growing together in Christ. The opportunities and programs offered throughout the year have been intentionally designed to assist the congregation in living out PCPC’s Faith Formation mission, vision, and values.

Our Mission

We provide opportunities for every stage of life to grow in faith. In community, we develop as disciples of Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit through education, worship, mission, and service.

Our Vision

Become disciples in God’s love.

Our Values

  • Shared Life Experiences Across Generations
  • Connected to God and One Another
  • Biblically Grounded
  • Rooted in Reformed Theology
  • Welcoming of Diversity

The Children’s ministry team at PCPC strives to provide the foundational building blocks of Christian faith for infants through upper elementary children.  Our goal is to support your role as primary Christian Educators of your child(ren).

2017-2018 Calendar of Events and description of all children’s programs

Sunday Faith & Fellowship

Nursery care is provided on the first floor of Eastminster throughout Sunday morning for children birth to three years old. All nursery staff and workers are current in First Aid and infant, child, and adult CPR certifications. Throughout the morning children are cared for with love and during the Faith & Fellowship Hour they hear a bible story and music which shares God’s love with them. Contact Jeanne Rowe, Childcare Coordinator with questions.

Godly Play is a continuation of worship designed from a Montessori-based story-telling system for children age three through first grade. All children begin worship with their families in the primary worship space and are welcome to remain throughout the service. Following the children’s message in each service children three through first grade have the option of continuing worship with their peer group at Godly Play, located in Covenant Hall Room 101.

Parent/Guardians are asked to escort their children to the Godly Play room where they will be welcomed by trained staff, at which time parents/guardians may return to worship. Contact Nancy Creedon, Children’s Ministry Coordinator with questions.

Worship Bags and Bulletins can be found at the entrance to each worship space. These are designed to engage children in the worship service and to aid adults worshiping with children in teaching them how to worship.

Faith & Fellowship Hour provides the opportunity for people of every age to learn and grow together in Christ. During this time (10:05-10:50 a.m.) children will be led in a “Deep Blue Adventure” by a team of caring and faithful adults.

Each week will be a new adventure exploring Bible stories through science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games designed to help children learn and grow together in Christ. Contact Nancy Creedon, Children’s Ministry Coordinator with questions.

A Deep Blue Adventure can be found in:

  • Covenant Hall 102 for Pre-K 3 and 4
  • Westminster 207 for Kindergarten and First Grade
  • Westminster 210 for Second and Third Grade
  • Westminster 206 for Fourth and Fifth Grade

Justice Seekers is a bible study club for Fourth and Fifth graders to deepen their faith by exploring topics from Fellowship, Christian Living, Bible, and Mission & Service. On Sunday afternoons beginning from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Westminster Room 212.

Additional Learning and Growing Opportunities

Programs are available during the week and throughout the year to emphasize learning and exploring specific subjects, liturgical seasons and provide ways to have just plain fun! Check the bulletin, newsletters and website or click the link above for details.

Music 

The music program of PCPC is an integral part of our worship. Those in choirs have the opportunity to lead the congregation in hymns and to present inspiring music. Click the link above for more on the way all children can get involved in music.

Recreation

Girls’ Volleyball is led by John McClung for 3rd-8th graders in the gym. This is a skills based program that has a Fall and Spring season in addition to seasonal camps and clinics. Go to www.palmaceia.org/volleyball for current season information and to register.

Summer Camps provide an opportunity for children to continue exploring their faith through engaging and themed activities during summer programs and camps offered by Palma Ceia.

The Children’s ministry programs are made possible because of volunteers. You can be part of an exciting and life changing experience, no teaching experience required! All materials and instructions are provided for our Sunday Faith Formation classes. Volunteer shepherds and youth are also needed to assist with various programs throughout the year. Please contact Nancy Creedon for more information or refer to our Volunteer page.