Jesus said to his disciples. . .’Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. . .’ Then he took the children in his arms, placed His hands on each of them, and blessed them.” Mark 10: 14, 16

Children are a gift. In Jesus’s ministry, He reached out to children.
Click here for the ‘s Ministry Brochure



VBS is coming soon! (July 16-20) We are looking for volunteers to help for the week of VBS, but we have many opportunities even before VBS starts! Our goal is to have 150 children hearing the word of God each day. We NEED volunteers! We are looking for people that like to plan and decorate to prepare for the week. The children LOVE walking in to a whole different world, help us to create a Shipwrecked environment to help faith formation for all. On Sunday, July 15 we will have a decorating party…join us to put final touches on the church in preparation for all the little people that will be joining us. We can turn it into a pizza party!! Please let Jessica if you are able to help before and/during VBS. Volunteers find we really come away with just as much or more than the kids. Come and help light up the faces of our children this summer! Contact Jessica Hickman with any questions or to volunteer or 724-222-0190 x 111.


The Children’s Ministry at The Church of the Covenant, PCUSA is dedicated to reaching out to children as Jesus called us to do. There are various opportunities for children and families to learn, fellowship, and worship.

An education needs reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, music, gym, and recess—for ALL ages. Christian Education makes it complete!

You and your family are invited to take advantage of our worship, our classes, and our fellowship times to begin or nurture your faith journey.

Staff and volunteers who work with children and youth are required, as part of our Child Protection Policy (below), to have appropriate clearances. Please click for HOW TO GET CLEARANCES for more information.

Click to view the Child Protection Policy FINAL 2015

Questions– please contact Pastor Kay Balderose, Minister of Christian Ed.  724-222-0190 x 115

Nursery (birth-3 years) 

Our littlest ones are cared for in the safe, clean, well-equipped nursery. There is a well-trained, paid nanny present in addition to loving volunteers.

SUNDAY MORNINGS—9:30 AM-12:15 PM and as needed at other times.

Age 4-4th grade @ 11:00 AM

PRESCHOOL – 4 year olds – Kindergarten –  (New building – 2nd floor)

1st – 2nd  GRADES – Room 210 (New building – 2nd floor)

3rd – 4th  GRADES – Room 211 (New building – 2nd floor)

943 CHILDREN’S CHURCH  –  During 943 Worship Service in Covenant Kids Room (formerly the Jungle Room, next to the nursery)

Contact the Church Administrator (724-222-0190 Ext 12) to arrange to have your baby or child baptized. Click here for our   BAPTISM POLICY

Third Grade Sacrament Training: (3rd grade) Sacrament Training

This opportunity is designed to prepare children to share the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. The two Sacraments of the Presbyterian Church, USA tradition are studied (Communion and Baptism). The curriculum includes stories, games, Bible study, art activities, and puzzles. The final activity is to bake Communion bread which will be served to the congregation during a Communion service.  SUNDAY MORNINGS— the 4th Sunday of the month,  from October-May.
~DATES FOR 2017/2018 ~

January 14, 2018
February 11, 2018
March 11, 2018
April 15, 2018 – baking bread
May 6, 2018 – Communion

Covenant Kids Choir: (Pre School – 5th grade) 
The Covenant Kid’s Choir meets and rehearses to prepare for special events.   

The children will sing on Palm Sunday, March 25 and Music Sunday, April 15, at the 11:00 services. We rehearse every Sunday at 10:30 in the Covenant Kids’ room starting on Sunday, February 4. All children are invited to join in the fun!  Prior participation not necessary.  For questions, call Darla Pepper Miller at 412.997.9214.


    Club 56 Logo 2014 002CLUB 56 ~ 5th and 6th  grade 

 Club 56 involves our kids in grades 5 and 6 on a twice-a-month basis. These young people are really beginning to grasp the concepts of their faith as it relates to the issues in their lives. We have fun, but it is not just a recreation program.

Club 56
We only have a few meetings left this school year! We will be meeting April 8th and April 29th
at 4-5:30. May 20th will be our final meeting and we will be celebrating…celebrating all of
our youth moving to the Middle School Youth Group and welcoming those joining us next year! Join us!
We would like to thank everyone for the donations for the Easter basket for Washington Christian Outreach! We were able to fill 27 children’s Easter baskets and 10 family meal baskets. Any questions please contact Jessica for more information (, 724-222-0190

Pastor Kay or Jessica Hickman (724-222-0190 x 115)

PERMISSION FORMS are required for some activities.  Click here youth-permission-form and student-information-form.

LOOK in the MESSENGER, the SUNDAY BULLETIN, the WELCOME CENTER in the Commons for more information on activities.  (