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Children and Families

The Children and Family Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church seeks through worship, study, fellowship and service to support families as they grow in faith. Here our children are claimed in baptism, wrapped in love, grounded in the stories of our faith and called by Jesus to lives of faithful discipleship.

Children and Families Opportunities:

Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School

 

The Children and Family Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church seeks through worship, study, fellowship and service to support families as they grow in faith.

Bring your children to Second on Sunday!

 


Infant and Toddler Nursery

Infant and Toddler Nursery

Loving child care is offered for infants and toddlers during all worship services. Nurseries are located on the second floor near the atrium.


Twos, Threes, Fours, and Fives
 

Twos, Threes, Fours & Fives

Child care is available during 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services.

Children in this age group enjoy their first introduction to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.  

Classrooms are located on the second floor near the elevators.


Children's Rotation Workshop
1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade

Rotation Workshop

Child care is available during the 8:15 a.m. worship service. Children in this age group enjoy the Rotation Workshop Sunday School class at 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Classrooms are located on the third floor near the elevators.

The Bible story is experienced through the Art, Drama, Games, Mission, Mystery, and Video workshops.

1st, 2nd and 3rd graders participate in the Carol Choir following the Time with Children at the 11 a.m. worship service.

 


45 Degrees
4th and 5th Graders
Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. on the third floor

45 Degrees

Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. on the third floor

This Sunday morning program for 4th and 5th graders explores Christian concepts and Bible passages. Students often work together in small groups to get to know each other as they grow in faith.

 

 


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45 Degrees Mission Club

45 Degrees Mission Club

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Open Arms Special Needs Ministry

Open Arms Special Needs Ministry

The Open Arms Ministry is actively reaching out and extending the love of Jesus Christ to all persons and families with special needs to be incorporated fully into the life of the church. If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, please contact Caroline Dennis.


Volunteer to work with children at Second
Opportunities to work with all age levels - from nursery to 5th grade.

Volunteer to work with children at Second

We are currently seeking folks to play a part in the following areas of Children’s ministry. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Dennis. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of these opportunities.


Family Opportunities

Element Bearers – Carry in Bread and Cup during the Worship Procession at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Greeters – Help to welcome families to Sunday School and Worship. (9:20-9:40 or 10:30–11)

Wintermission/Intermission Host Families – Engage families in this mission/fellowship time and help with clean up. (10:30– 11 a.m.)

Families@Five Host Families – Welcome worshippers, bring in the light and the water, read the scripture, collect the offering. One time per month. 4:30–5:45 Sunday evenings.


Grown-Up/Teen Opportunities

Nursery and Toddler Caregivers – Assist paid staff in our infant or toddler nurseries from 9:10–10:40 a.m. or 10:40–12:15 p.m.

2018 Summer Sunday School – Volunteers must be 18 or over and have completed Sunday School Volunteer Process

2018-19 Sunday School Teachers and Shepherds – Nurture children in faith from August to May, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Minimum commitment is two (2) Sundays per month. See details below.

VBS Volunteer – Opportunities range from classroom leader to snack assistant, craft assistant to greeter. Be a child at VBS again!


Sunday School Volunteer Recruitment 
Opportunities exist in church school classes during the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 services. We are currently recruiting volunteers for all age-levels - from nursery to 5th grade!

Volunteer Process

Job Descriptions
Anchors

  • commits to one year of service (August - July)
  • commits to volunteering 2 Sundays each month
  • created a team environment by recruiting church school teachers and shepherds for the year; shows appreciation for volunteers
  • assists in coordination of volunteer scheduling
  • attends the semi-annual training events in August and January

Teacher

  • commits to one year of service (August - July)
  • commits to volunteering 2 Sundays each month
  • loves God's Word
  • welcomes children & shares the story
  • attends the semi-annual training events in August and January

Shepherd

  • commits to one year of service (August - July)
  • commits to volunteering 2 Sundays each month
  • knows each child, engages parents
  • prays for children
  • assists the classroom teacher
  • attends the semi-annual training events in August and January

Family Greeter

  • commits to one year of service (August - July)
  • greets and assists families at the check-in kiosks
  • welcomes visitors and assists with introductions to teachers and classrooms
 

To find out how you might share your gifts and live into your baptismal promise, please contact Rev. Caroline Dennis.


Volunteer Resources
Lesson plans, schedules and procedures

Volunteer Resources

Sunday School Volunteer Recruitment Opportunities exist in church school classes during the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 services. We are currently recruiting volunteers for all age-levels - from nursery to 5th grade! See the Volunteer Process.

Download the Policy for the Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults.

Procedures and Classroom Management:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Element Bearers
9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship

Element Bearers

11:00 a.m. Worship
Families are encouraged to volunteer at the 11:00 a.m. service. Please contact Connie Price with any questions.

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9:30 a.m. Worship
Please contact Gretchen Brown with questions about volunteering at the 9:30 a.m. service.

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Summer Children's Chapel
Sundays, 11:15 a.m.

Summer Children's Chapel

Come! Come! Everybody Worship

SUNDAYS, 11:15 AM (AFTER THE TIME WITH THE CHILDREN)
MID-MAY, JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST

The Summer Children’s Chapel is a worship experience that allows children ages 3 through 2nd grade to worship and hear the word of God with an age appropriate intention. It includes elements of worship, music, and prayers through singing, listening, praying and thinking. Leadership is provided by professional staff and volunteers.