Our Mission of Children's Ministry: Following Christ Together

Mission

Children's Ministries exists to fulfill the vision of Valley Presbyterian Church by partnering with parents to make disciples of our Covenant children by Following Christ Together.

We seek to:
  • nurture in your children a love of Jesus Christ,
  • deepen their reliance on the gospel of peace,
  • and cultivate a life of joyful worship and witness

VALUES:
Gospel-centered teaching
Gospel-centered community
Gospel-centered service

VISITORS: Welcome!
We're so glad you'll be worshipping with us! To check your child/children in, please visit the Nursery Check-In Desk for their nametags (even for non-nursery-aged children).

 

Children's Sunday Communities - Begins January 9, 2022 @ 9:30 am.

Children’s Sunday Communities @ 9:30 am - Assembly in the Fellowship Hall and dismiss to classes

PreK & K: God Created All things: Discovering the Creator through His creation. Learning about the effects of the fall into sin and God’s promises of a Savior.

1st/2nd: Living Together: God and His people - stories from Genesis

3rd/4th: Worshipping God: The joys and duties of Worship.

5th/6th: Matthew to John: The life, work and teachings of Christ in the gospels.

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Childrens Church

Children are invited after the Song of Praise before the Scripture Reading.  Ages are PreK, Kindergarten and 1st grade.  This includes all children who were 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2021.  We use the "Elements of Worship" curriculum to teach our children about worship.

January - Confession of Faith

LESSONS THIS MONTH

Week One—His Story: The Apostles’ Creed

Week Two—In Our Youth: Heidelberg Catechism

Week Three—God or Man: The Nicene Creed

Week Four—Back to the Beginning: Westminster Confession of Faith

History brings such depth to our world. It provides perspective to our situations when they seem to only happen to us. It gives us fulfillment to see that we are continuing the good fight that others have pursued before us. It creates a unity with our fellow man to know we have all dealt with life together.

Today, however, current culture wants to think only of the present. Whatever a writer really wanted to say is mute; your own interpretation of the material is all that matters. The supposed benefit of history is left by the wayside. Instead, you can create for yourself your own idea of history and have it explain away any issue or benefit that doesn’t fit your worldview.

Our covenant children have a right to know the true history of their faith, their God, and their people. Through these weeks we want to begin laying an historical foundation in their minds. To know that men throughout history have stated the same words we recite today provides solidity to their faith. Our children aren’t the first to believe the Good News, nor will they be the last.

This Good News will remain with these children for the rest of their lives. While the words of a creed might fall from their memory, the words of our Savior will forever be with them.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

— “How Firm a Foundation”

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Deuteronomy 6 speaks to us - especially in these unique times:

“Hear, O Israel: dThe LORD our God, the LORD is one.2 

You eshall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 

And fthese words that I command you today shall be on your heart. gYou shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 

hYou shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 

iYou shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

 

 

Email bpalm@valleymadison.com

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Children's Sunday Communities
Winter 2022

Winter 2022

Children’s Sunday Communities starts at 9:30 am with Assembly on January 9, 2022

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4’s & K: God Created All things: Discovering the Creator through His creation. Learning about the effects of the fall into sin and God’s promises of a Savior.

1st/2nd: Living Together: God and His people - stories from Genesis

3rd/4th: Worshipping God: The joys and duties of Worship.

5th/6th: Matthew to John: The life, work and teachings of Christ in the gospels.

 

Children's Church
Children's Church is open to Preschool K - 1st grade.

 

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We invite your children to Children’s Church!

Children are invited after the Song of Praise before the Scripture Reading.  Ages are PreK, Kindergarten and 1st grade.  This includes all children who were 4 years old by Sept. 1st, 2020.  We use the "Elements of Worship" curriculum to teach our children about worship.

Sign in children with bar code at check -in desk for a name tag.  Place name tag on the front of your child so leaders can read it.

Children will line up at the bottom of the stairs on the far side of the fellowship hall.  We will be using the children’s church rooms upstairs over the nursery.

Please go over the schedule so children will know what to expect. 

Order for children:

  • Sign in and name tag
  • Line up to go up the stairs (closest to youth building)
  • Children's Church will be held upstairs in the classrooms above the Nursery
  • One hand on the handrail as they go up
  • Sit around the rug
  • Hand out ICON cards, stand next to the teacher when its your turn
    • Call to Worship –
    • Praise – 
    • Tithes & Offerings –
    • Confession of Faith –
    • Reading of the Word – 
    • Hearing the Word – 
    • Prayer – 
    • Benediction –
  • Go to next room for coloring pages and/or activities.
  • Line up and return downstairs, one hand holding the rail.
  • Sit on benches until parents arrive. Collect name tags for Name tag Ball.

Helpful Hints:

  1. Take your child to the bathroom BEFORE Children’s Church
  2. Send offering money for Huntsville Resources Pregnancy Center
  3. Encourage the use of the yellow children's bulletin and send it to CC with them.

Curriculum:

Worship is for all ages and is one of the few things God’s people will do in this life as well as in the life to come. The eternal nature of worship makes learning these skills of utmost importance. So how do we teach a child to worship? We use the Teach Me to Worship curriculum. This curriculum introduces the common elements of worship that the universal church has used throughout the ages, and we hope to provide children with a greater understanding of the meaning and purpose of each of these elements. The elements of worship we cover are the same ones you see in your bulletin: Call to Worship, Prayer, Praise, Tithes & Offerings, Reading of the Word, Confession of Faith, Hearing the Word, Sacraments, Missions, and Benediction.