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Children@Second

The Children and Family Ministry of Second supports 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.

Sunday School

Each Sunday all children through 5th grade will explore a passage of scripture through age-appropriate storytelling, games, art, and fun! Curriculum is written in-house and reflects the worship theme and annual focus of the congregation. We believe one is never too young to learn and marvel about God!


Please register for your first visit or update your records.


Wondering where to take your child? 

All Sunday morning childcare is available for infants through age three.

Infants and Toddlers Second floor - Room 240
Two and three years old Second floor - Room 208

 

From 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., children of all ages go to Sunday school!

4s, 5s, Kindergarten Room 205
1st, 2nd, 3rd grades Room 305
4th & 5th grades Room 355
Middle and high school Youth Suite

 

During the 10 a.m. worship service, our youngest saints will have Sunday morning care on the second floor while those four years and older begin in the sanctuary with their families. After a message from the pastor on the steps for “The Word with Children,” those who are third grade and younger are invited to exit for children's choir!

Please be sure each child has a green nametag! 

Following worship, we invite you to pick up your children and then enjoy donuts and coffee together as a family.

Cherub Choir (age 4 through 1st grade) Room 112
Carol Choir (2nd through 8th grade) 1st Floor Choir Room


*Curriculum used with permission from Presbyterian Publishing.

Christmas Eve Family Worship
Saturday, December 24, 4 PM

An invitation to participate in our child-led worship service at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

Christmas Eve Family Worship
Saturday, December 24, 4 PM

An invitation to participate in our child-led worship service at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

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Volunteer with Children on Sunday Morning

Volunteer with Children on Sunday Morning

Sign Up!

Getting a Handel on Messiah:
An Interactive Family Performance
Saturday, December 3, 11-11:45 AM

FREE music event in McFarland Hall

Getting a Handel on Messiah:
An Interactive Family Performance

Saturday, December 3, 11-11:45 AM

FREE music event in McFarland Hall

Children's Circle Preschool
Registration coming soon -- Plan your tour now!
ChildrensCircle.org

Come see how CCP provides a nurturing environment for children to learn, play, and hear God’s Word. We will host tours for Second Church members throughout the week of December 5. Learn more.

Children's Circle Preschool
Registration coming soon -- Plan your tour now!
ChildrensCircle.org

Come see how CCP provides a nurturing environment for children to learn, play, and hear God’s Word. We will host tours for Second Church members throughout the week of December 5. Learn more.

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    Rev. Sara Dorrien-Christians
    Associate Pastor of Children and Family Ministries
    (317) 253-6461

    Associate Pastor of Children and Family Ministries

    (317) 253-6461  | SDorrien-Christians@SecondChurch.org

     

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    Ann VanMeter
    Coordinator of Children's Ministries
    (317) 253-6461

    Coordinator of Children's Ministries

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

    As Coordinator for Children's Ministries, 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)