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 @ 9:30 am.

Children’s Sunday Communities

       We are kicking off another fantastic semester of learning and memorizing Catechism questions and answers. Our children have been grounded in God’s Word as they learn the foundational truths of our faith.  And having fun doing it!  Leaders are loving it, kids are loving it and we are delighted for the truths being hidden in hearts and minds. 

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Children's Worship

Children are invited to Children's Worship 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, 2022.  We use the "Elements of Worship" curriculum to teach our children about worship.

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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.”

Tammy Hall

Director of Children's Family Ministries
thall@valleymadison.com
Children's Sunday Communities
Spring 2023
Kids’ Quest Sunday Communities:  
       We have kicked off another wonderful semester of learning and memorizing Catechism questions and answers. Our children have been grounded in God’s Word as they learn the foundational truths of our faith.  And having fun doing it!  Leaders are loving it, kids are loving it and we are delighted for the truths being hidden in hearts and minds.  
 
PreK - Kindergarten 
Q/A: 1 - 13
Bible Stories and Scripture are structured around the catechism questions. Music, games and activities and lots of repetition help with learning and memorization.
1st through 4th grades
Q/A 1-57
Bible Stories,Scripture, Music, games, art and lot of repetition to support the major concepts.
Teaching and activities are structured around the catechism questions.  They learn new concepts each week and reinforce the memorization with review and games.

5th and 6th grades
The 5th and 6th grade students will be following the curriculum, "Digging Deeper," which will be a more in-depth study of the Shorter Catechism. They will be challenged to deepen their understanding of Gospel truths, while memorizing important concepts of our faith through catechism. 

 

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

We invite your children to Children’s Worship!

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 Worship 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 Worship
  2. Send offering money for Huntsville Resources Pregnancy Center
  3. Encourage the use of the yellow children's bulletin and send it to CW 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.