Baptism in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) isn’t just about the individual; it is also about community. When an infant or child is baptized, in addition to the parents making promises the community also makes promises to guide and nurture that child. Our children’s education program arises from these promises we have made.
The base of the entire program is the nursery. We have two professional nursery attendants every Sunday morning, Cindy and Athena. Every parent is given a pager when their child is signed in. This pager is used to communicate with parents if there is a problem.
Elementary (Pre-K through Grade 3)
Most Sunday mornings the children begin in worship and are included in a children’s sermon early in the service. After the children’s sermon, the kids are dismissed downstairs to various classrooms.
Our Sunday morning elementary classes use the Holy Moly curriculum published by Sparkhouse. It is an interactive program that includes video, discussion, art, and story.
Pre-Teens (grades 4 through 7)
Tweens use the Sparkhouse Connect curriculum. Written specifically for tweens this series starts with a quirky video and is followed by discussion time with teachers.
Young Adults (grade 8 through college)
Under the leadership of the Youth and Family Ministries Director, our middle and high school youth participate more fully in worship. They sit together upfront to listen to the sermon and then go downstairs to discuss the sermon and scripture.
Our incredibly talented youth also provide music for worship on a regular basis.
Children and youth activities
Vacation Bible School: During the summer TPC puts on a fun and informative Vacation Bible School. For one week out of every year the church is transformed into an imaginative landscape. Adults leaders get to sing, wear costumes, and have a blast helping kids learn more about God’s love for them.
Awakening: Every two weeks our youth gather for an Awakening program. They eat pizza and catch up. They check in with one another about what is going well and not so well in their lives. Then they play a group game and learn about scripture or our church traditions.
Youth Mission Trip: A highlight of the youth year is the youth mission trip. The fundraising kick off is an awesome youth-served dinner and silent auction. Each year our young people work to improve living conditions for some families who are truly in need.
Volunteerism & Safe Church: