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Children

We may be creating fellowship in new and different ways, but God's family is always connected. God's love reaches us no matter where we may be, and God gives us the spirit to share love, kindness, and joy throughout our day. So, we meet you with God's warmth and invite you into this very special community of friends. 

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.

With online Sunday School, we continue to grow together and learn about God.

Young Children

Readers

Sunday Storyteller

Sunday Storyteller

See the Story

Read the Story

Color the Story

Story in Action

Teach the Story

Share the Story

  • For our young children (non-readers), we're still "Growing in Grace and Gratitude,"* no matter where we may be! Even with this online Sunday School, we can keep growing together and learn about God's great big love! Click on the "Sunday Storyteller" link to watch and listen to our guest readers, find a story handout at "See the Story", and download coloring pages with "Color the Story." "Teach the Story" provides additional information for parents.
  • Readers (elementary school students) have their own online Sunday school. Watch the story with the "Sunday Storyteller", then "Read the Story" with a link to the Bible verses. "Story in Action" gives you fun activites for this week, and "Share the Story" has even more ideas for making the story come alive.

And check out these other online resources:

  • Meet us on Wednesday evening on Facebook for Family Devotion Time. Join us for a mid-week pause with this ten-minute conversation.
  • Zoom over to Kids Club on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.! Email us to learn more and get Zoom details.
  • Revisit the stories, videos, and activities from Virtual VBS.
  • Visit our YouTube playlist for fun videos and stories.
  • Join us on Facebook for live interaction, book readings, devotions, and fellowship. And share your pictures with us, too!
  • Do you know about Children's Circle Preschool at Second? Their teachers are creating videos for you, too!
  • How do we continue to be a church when we're not together? Read some thoughts from Kat and Ann at their blog!
  • Searching for creative ideas? Check our our Pinterest page, chock full of fun and engaging suggestions.

*Curriculum used with permission from Presbyterian Publishing.

Upcoming Children and Family Events:

Jul
15
Online Only: Kids Club Wednesday on Facebook
6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Online Only: Kids Club Wednesday on Facebook

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Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Wednesday 6:30-6:45 pm Kids Club family devotion on Facebook live. Contact Ann VanMeter at avanmeter@secondchurch.org for more information.

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Jul
22
Online Only: Kids Club Wednesday on Facebook
6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Online Only: Kids Club Wednesday on Facebook

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Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Wednesday 6:30-6:45 pm Kids Club family devotion on Facebook live. Contact Ann VanMeter at avanmeter@secondchurch.org for more information.

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Jul
22
Online Only: Family Compassion Camp
7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Online Only: Family Compassion Camp

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Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Jul
26
Online Only: Family Compassion Camp
10:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Online Only: Family Compassion Camp

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Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Jul
29
Online Only: Kids Club Wednesday on Facebook
6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Online Only: Kids Club Wednesday on Facebook

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Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Wednesday 6:30-6:45 pm Kids Club family devotion on Facebook live. Contact Ann VanMeter at avanmeter@secondchurch.org for more information.

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Jul
29
Online Only: Family Compassion Camp
7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Online Only: Family Compassion Camp

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Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Aug
2
Online Only: Family Compassion Camp
10:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Online Only: Family Compassion Camp

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Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Aug
5
Online Only: Family Compassion Camp
7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Online Only: Family Compassion Camp

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Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Zoom Meeting

Aug
9
Sunday School 2 Go Bag Pick-Up
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

Sunday School 2 Go Bag Pick-Up

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Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

Pick-up time is TBD. 9:30 am is tentative

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel Lot

Aug
16
Sunday School 2 Go Bag Pick-Up
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

Sunday School 2 Go Bag Pick-Up

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Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

Pick-up time is TBD. 9:30 am is tentative

Departments: Children and Family

Contact: Megan Marquardt
317-253-6461
mmarquardt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel Lot

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    Ann VanMeter
    Interim Facilitator of Children and Family Ministries
    (317) 253-6461

    Interim Facilitator of Children and Family Ministries

    (317) 253-6461  | AVanMeter@SecondChurch.org

    As Interim Facilitator for Children and Family Ministry, Ann brings together a love for children and a love for Second Church. She began serving in this position in July 2019 after 25 years of volunteering throughout the ministry. She has served multiple terms as Chairperson of Vacation Bible School and the Children and Family Ministry Team as well as an Elder and a Deacon. She is the proud recipient of a Presbyterian Women Life Membership Award in 2008.

    Ann is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. She is always quick to point out that there really are other majors at Georgia Tech besides engineering, as she earned her degree in management. She and her husband Scott were married in the sanctuary in 1997. They are the proud parents of Abbie and Sam. They have lived in Noblesville for 21 years and agree it is a long drive to Second! They once considered finding a church closer to home but realized that Second was their family.

    All those miles later, Scott and Ann have deep appreciation that Second has helped to raise their children. Ann is passionate about Bible Study and has lead them for Presbyterian Women for 15 years. She loves family vacations, especially if there is a beach involved. You can often find her cheering on Sam’s soccer games and Abbie’s speech tournaments. She loves yoga and a good walk.

    Books recommendations: Sensible Shoes (Sharon Garlough Brown), Anxious for Nothing (Max Lucado), The Gift of Imperfection (Brene Brown) and Jesus Calling (Sarah Young)

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    Kathryn "Kat" Green-Ross
    Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries
    (317) 253-6461

    Coordinator of Children's Ministries

    (317) 253-6461  | KGreen@SecondChurch.org

    Kathryn “Kat” Green-Ross is the coordinator of Children’s Ministries for the church. Her call is to make space for all of the voices of God’s people…especially the children. Kat’s understanding of “church” is a holy collaboration for Christ that is playful, prayerful, and programmatically well integrated into the life of the church. Through Kat’s leadership, “Child Forward” programs remember that a little child will lead them. The children find a “child-sized bite” of mission, discipleship, fellowship, and study waiting for them. Whether it is a putt-putt Bible Study, or an Escape Room study of Paul’s travels, Kat will find a way to engage children in the tangible good news of a life in Christ.

    Kat is a graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee (B.A. in French), Eden Theological Seminary (M.A.P.S), and the University of Missouri (M.L.I.S). Prior to her return to Indiana, Kat was the Assistant Director and Head of Public Services for Westminster College’s Reeves Library. She previously served churches in Texas, Kentucky, and Missouri. She began ministry at Second Presbyterian Church in June of 2016. Kat is an ordained ruling elder in the PC(USA) and a Certified Christian Educator since 2003.

    She and her husband, Ken, live with their son Jack and Kat’s mother, Alice. They each have a grown son and daughter. Kat loves gardening, baking, painting, kayaking, soccer, hockey, and the beach! She has a passion for social justice and the radical transformative love of Christ.

    Book recommendations: The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde), The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom), The Witness of Religion in the Face of Fear (Michael Kinnamon), Searching for Shalom (Ann Weems)