MPPC Children’s Ministries
It’s all new for children’s ministry. From Sunday mornings to Wednesday nights, the names have changed and so has what we do and how we do it!
Disciple Ship and the Mighty Dinghy!
Sunday Mornings Beginning Sept. 12 | 10-10:50 a.m.
Welcome to Sunday’s Disciple Ship, where children in grades K-5 discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in a new format with new curriculum! Children meet and gather in their graded classrooms for Bible stories and craft and mission activities that connect their Bible story to life. Children will be divided into disciple “families” where they will learn specifics about their disciple’s family. The ‘families’ are based on grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade. (Grades will be combined based on size and need).
Curriculum for children’s Sunday Morning ministry will be the PCUSA Follow Me curriculum. This brand-new material looks at biblical practices for faithful living. In simple words, children will learn about the practices of Jesus and hear how Jesus said we can be his faithful followers. Some of the practices include Following Jesus, Welcoming All, Confession, Hope, Baptize and more!
The Mighty Dinghy’s, our Sunday morning preschool program, will use the Follow Me preschool curriculum of the PCUSA and will stay in their classrooms throughout the hour as they hear God’s Word and have some playtime getting to know their new friends. (Classes include 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s).
NURSERY AND CHILDCARE
Nursery and childcare is available for toddlers and infants during the 10 a.m. education hour.
Terms to Know
Kids Praise - Children's Worship
First three Sundays of the Month | 11 a.m.
Welcome to “Kids Praise!,” an 11 a.m. children’s worship experience for K-2nd grade young people that will include children’s liturgy, story, and activities to reinforce the message. This lay-led experience happens the first three Sundays of each month. Following the Children’s Message during the 11 a.m. Service of Worship, children will head to their Kids Praise in GH 122. Pickup is in GH 122 immediately following the Service of Worship. Contact Jessica Kluesner to get connected to this children’s worship and to share your faith through leading a “Kids Praise!” Sunday.
We need volunteers to help on Sundays with Kids Praise! Please sign up using this link.
Wednesdays at the Well
Children’s Wednesdays at the Well (JAM, Kids Alive, Angel Notes, Kingdom Choir, and Bible Time & Crafts) begins on the MPPC campus February 2. The programs are open to all children and it is OKAY to join during the “down time” of community sports. We encourage all children to pre-register on Realm so we can purchase supplies as needed.
- 4:45-5:30 p.m. JAM (grades K-2), Kids Alive (grades 3-5)
- 5-5:30 p.m. Angel Notes (Preschool Choir)
- 5:30-6 p.m. Kingdom Choir (Elementary), Bible Time & Crafts (Preschool)
Registration for the Wednesday night children’s program is available through Realm.
Volunteers and helpers are needed for the children’s Wednesdays at the Well program. If you enjoy children and want to share your faith through Children’s Ministry, you can sign up HERE for JAM or Kids Alive.
Angel Notes is MPPC’s youngest youth choir for children ages 3-5/Pre-K. Siblings who are younger than the recommended age are welcome with a parent present. During this time children will learn about God through classic children’s music!
The Kingdom Choir, formerly known as LOGOs Choir, is MPPC’s second oldest youth choir for K-5th grade. Children will have the opportunity to sing fun music in harmony and learn about faith.
JAM (Jesus and Me) is our Wednesday night program for K-2nd grade children. They will enjoy a fresh look at Bible stories and craft activities that help children learn Bible truths in a powerful way.
Kids Alive (Grades 3-5) will bring a new “youth group” format to older elementary children that includes a range of activities including recreation, art, and study. The focus for Kids Alive will be a creative and engaging discovery of the 66 books of the Bible! Not only will children be able to know the Books of the Bible in order, but they will also be able to tell the broad storyline for each book!
More from Children's Ministry at MPPC:
Early Childhood - Infants through Preschool
Loving childcare is provided for infants, toddlers, and young children by staff who have undergone child protection training and background checks.
Seabrook Playground is a wonderland of enjoyment for preschool aged children. It is newly constructed, age-appropriate equipment with safety in mind.
New Baby Ministry
This ministry welcomes all babies born into our congregation with a rosebud from the worship service, a cradle cross, and an informational folder delivered by young moms to the family home.
Angel Notes (Fall and Spring Sessions)
Angel Notes Choir is our preschool choir, occurring Wednesday evenings. Children learn music, instruments, and have a Bible lesson.
Children’s Sunday provides an opportunity for the children of the church to unite the prayers for worship and then assist in leading all four worships services on Children’s Sabbath. In addition to celebrating the children of our church family, Children’s Ministries also collects a special offering that offsets background check expenses for our caregivers and teachers.
Bring your children — all ages are welcome — and join us for worship. If you prefer, you may entrust your children (birth to 4 years) to our nursery caregivers who have undergone child protection training and background checks.
Vacation Bible School
This traditional week of learning, dancing, playing, and fellowship takes place in the summer each year, and we would love to see you! Registration opens February 1 for members and March 1 for guests.
First Grade Worship
First Grade Worship is a six-week program designed for our first graders to learn the different components of worship and the basic elements of the sacraments. Our prayer is that they will continue to worship with their families and attend Sunday School weekly.
Third Grade Bibles
Third Grade Bibles are presented to all of our third graders during a special worship service. As the children learn about the Bible in Sunday School, we pray that God will open their hearts and minds to the stories of Scripture and that they will be reminded of His incredible love for them. Through their reading, we hope the children, and their families, will be blessed and strengthened as disciples of God.
Wednesdays at the Well (Formerly LOGOS)
Wednesdays include choir, dinner, vespers, and new fellowship/study formats for children that allow children and parents to participate alongside each other in ministry!