MPPC Children’s Ministries
It’s all new for children’s ministry. From Sunday mornings to Sundays nights, the names have changed and so has what we do and how we do it!
Christian Education for Children of All Ages
Sunday Mornings Beginning Sept. 18 | 10-10:50 a.m.
We are so excited for Sunday School this year where children in grades K-5 will be able to grow in their faith and understanding of God. Children will meet and gather in their classrooms for a short video and Bible stories that will connect each week’s lesson to their lives. The classes will be divided in the following way, K-1, 2-3, 4-5. We will be using the Celebrate Wonder curriculum and children will be able to deepen their faith while we create a safe space for them to ask big questions and claim their spiritual identity as children of God.
Our preschool program will be using The Beginner’s Bible lesson series and will also begin their lessons with a short video. The children in this program include 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s. We are looking forward to this fun curriculum and seeing how our little ones grow this year!
NURSERY AND CHILDCARE
Nursery and childcare is available for toddlers and infants during the 10 a.m. education hour.
Kids Praise - Children's Worship
Last three Sundays of the Month | 11 a.m.
Our “children’s church” program will be changing our dates this year, we’ll be worshipping together on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month so that our children can receive Communion together with the congregation each month. This worship experience for children ages K-2nd grade will include a story based on the weekly Bible reading and activities to help them better understand the message. This volunteer-led experience begins following the children’s message during the 11am service, when children will head to Kid’s Praise in Grace Hall 122. After the conclusion of the 11 a.m. service, parents may pickup their children immediately following in Grace Hall 122. If you would like to volunteer to lead, please contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Night Live
This year we are changing up our weekly programming and moving to Sunday Nights! These programs will begin on Sunday, September 18. We are hopeful that this change can bring more of our children to the church and we’re looking forward to spending Sunday nights together! It is crucial that we have volunteers to lead our children, if you would like to volunteer, please contact Dan at email@example.com..
- 4:45-5:30 p.m. Kingdom Choir (Elementary), Angel Notes (Preschool)
- 5-5:30 p.m. Dinner
- 5:30-6 p.m. Bible Time & Crafts, JAM (grades K-2), Kids Alive (grades 3-5)
Registration for the Wednesday night children’s program is available through Realm.
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 is MPPC’s youth choir for K-5th grade. Children will have the opportunity to sing fun music in harmony and learn about faith.
Bible Team & Crafts is for our children ages 3-5, where they will learn Bible stories, sing songs, and learn through play about God and the many lessons of the Bible.
JAM (Jesus and Me) is our Sunday evening program for K-2nd grade children. They will enjoy a year long journey through the Bible with stories and crafts that bring the stories and lessons of the Bible to life.
Kids Alive (Grades 3-5) is our Sunday evening program for 3rd-5th graders! We hope this will create a “youth group” feeling for the children where they can grow through Bible study, games, and crafts. We will be using the Bible Trivia curriculum to engage our young people in new and exciting ways!
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!
First Grade Bibles
First Grade Bibles are presented to all of our first 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.
Third Grade Worship
Third Grade Worship is a six-week program designed for our third 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.