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 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.
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
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”
• “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
• “Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat”
• “The Lord’s Prayer”
• Luke 11:1–13
• 1 Samuel 1–2
• Daniel 6
• Luke 18:9–14
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)
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.”