Our Mission of Children's Ministry: Following Christ Together
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
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.
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”
Deuteronomy 6 speaks to us - especially in these unique times:
4 “Hear, O Israel: dThe LORD our God, the LORD is one.2
5 You eshall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
6 And fthese words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 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.
8 hYou shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 iYou shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”