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 September 12th@ 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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Sept 12: Lesson #1 - first meeting

Sept. 19: Lesson #2

Sept. 26: Special Assembly - all classes

Oct. 3: Fall Break - No SC 

Oct 10: Lesson #4

Oct. 17: Lesson #5

Oct. 24: Lesson #6

Oct. 31: REFORMATION SUNDAY - Special Event

 

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.

September Unit: Prayer

Week One—Jesus Teaches Us to Pray

Week Two—Hannah Prays

Week Three—Daniel Prays

Week Four—Jesus Tells About Two Men Who Pray

We begin the second month in our study on worship this week. We’ve spent the last four weeks talking about the reasons we worship, and the God we are called to worship. Knowing He is a holy, jealous, and loving God, we can find all the more reasons to worship. The love of God is the main reason we realize that we can talk with God. If He didn’t love, He wouldn’t want to talk with us. But He does. He hears, He listens, and He interacts with us. No wonder prayer is part of our worship, and a very important part at that.

Prayer, however, is a difficult topic to teach to these little ears! We want to make sure they aren’t just thinking of prayer as a genie waiting for wishes or as a communication with a God who is only interested in the big things. Prayer is necessary in every activity: playing baseball, walking the dog, watching a movie, observing a rainbow, or buying a vacuum! We have the high task of setting children on that road to a closer walk with Christ.

“Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat”

Sing

• “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

• “Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat”

• “The Lord’s Prayer”

Read

• Luke 11:1–13

• 1 Samuel 1–2

• Daniel 6

• Luke 18:9–14

Memorize

Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom

come, Thy will be done, on earth as it

is in heaven. Give us this day our daily

bread, and forgive us our debts, as we

forgive our debtors. And lead us not

into temptation, but deliver us from

evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the

power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

—The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9b–13)

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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
Fall 2021

Children's Sunday Communities - Fall 2021

Children’s Sunday Communities starts at 9:30 am with Assembly

Sept 12: Lesson #1 - first meeting

Sept. 19: Lesson #2

Sept. 26: Special Assembly - all classes

Oct. 3: Fall Break - No SC 

Oct 10: Lesson #4

Oct. 17: Lesson #5

Oct. 24: Lesson #6

Oct. 31: REFORMATION SUNDAY - Special Event

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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
  • Enter through yellow gate by desk - A CC leader will greet them
  • 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.