MPPC Children’s Ministries

A foundation of faith for children, from birth to elementary school, is established through programs and activities designed to nurture and support young families through Bible studies on Sundays, after school activities on Wednesdays, and monthly fellowship opportunities.

Christian Education for Children of All Ages

Sunday Mornings Beginning Sept. 17, 2023 | 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Divided into three distinct classes, elementary children learn stories of the Bible through engagement and discussion in the classrooms and in an “opening assembly” where all children hear and see (video) the lesson for the day. The curriculum, Celebrate Wonder, is a Sunday school curriculum that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It creates a safe environment for kids to ask big questions — helping them explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and encourage creativity. Through carefully selected Bible stories, songs, videos, and hands-on activities, Celebrate Wonder gives children the tools to explore their faith while incorporating it into their daily lives. This fall they will explore stories in Genesis.

Locations: Grade K-1 (SB 203), Grade 2-3 (SB 204), Grade 4-5 (SB 205)

Our youngest children in a Sunday School class get a true overview of great stories in the Bible as they use the child-friendly Beginners Bible to see and hear stories that will begin to build a foundation for their faith. Stories include the Creation, Noah’s Ark, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Daniel, Deborah, Ruth, Jonah, Elijah, Jesus, Paul, Lazarus, and so many more. And each week, to reinforce the lesson, children will do take-home craft projects and activities that will help him or her engage in the story.

Location: Pre-K (SB 102)

Childcare is available for toddlers and infants on Sunday mornings during both services and Sunday School. Worship services include 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

Kids Praise - Children's Worship

Last three Sundays of the Month | 11 a.m. Worship Service

Our “children’s church” program meets the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month. This worship experience for children, PreK through second grade, will include a story that is 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 11:00 a.m. service of worship, when children will head to Kids Praise in GH 122 (Grade 1-2) and GH 121 (PreK 4’s-K). At the conclusion of worship, parents should pick up their children from the appropriate classroom. 

If you would like to volunteer to lead, please contact Dan at

Upcoming Events

Check below for a list of any upcoming children’s ministry events. You can also view our monthly calendar at or check the weekly eNews or our social media!

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday Nights, January-May and September-December (Starting Sept. 17, 2023)

Returning to Wednesday evenings this fall is the children’s Wednesday program from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Stay tuned for adult study opportunities while the children meet!

Typical children’s Wednesday night schedule:

  • Bible Time and Crafts – 4:30-5:30 pm – THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT FOR LITTLE ONES – With fun, colorful illustrations The Fruit of the Spirit for Little Ones engages little ones’ (pre-k) minds and hearts to help them remember and use the fruit of the Spirit given to us by God. Galatians 5:22-23 reminds children to have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (SB 102)
  • Jesus and Me (JAM) – 4:30-5:30 PM – THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT-JESUS GROWING IN YOU AND THROUGH YOU – Using hands-on Bible lessons, skits, crafts and Bible games, kids in kindergarten through second grade will have fun learning what it means to have Jesus growing in them and through them! Each week, kids will have an interactive Bible story, crafts (and yummy devotions!) bible games, a tee shirt design, name tag, and Fruit of the Spirit Bingo! (SB 211)
  • Kid’s Alive – 4:30-5:30 pm – TRAVEL GUIDE THROUGH THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – will take third through fifth graders on life-impacting explorations that engage them with activities, stories, prayer, and much more.  Children will learn about expressing God’s love to others through caring actions and healthy attitude, with the help of God’s Spirit.  Incorporated into lessons are games, fun trivia and even souvenirs! (SB 208)

It is crucial that we have volunteers to lead our children, if you would like to volunteer, please contact Dan at

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
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.


Elementary School

Children’s Sunday
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.

Sunday Worship
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 and Second Grade Bibles
This eight-week “1st & 2nd Grade Bibles” class will be fast moving and children who participate will know how to use their Bible and what the Bible is about by the end of our time together. They will also receive a NIV New Adventure Bible from the church. Children who participate are asked to attend each week, come prepared, and be ready and willing to learn in a fun way. Participants will engage in active learning through hands-on games and activities that include using their Bible.

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. Register online here! (Begins Sunday morning, September 17.)