Children

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

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.
Click for 2018 -19 SS registration fillable form – registration form can be filled out on the website and emailed to Director of Christian Education, Jessica Hickman.

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES WILL RESUME ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2018.

11:00am Sunday school rooms:
Ages 4-2nd grade-Room 210
3rd-5th grade-Room 211
6th-12th-youth room
4 – 5:30pm   Covenant Cubs (grades 3, 4 and 5)
4 – 5:30pm   Middle School  (grades 6, 7 and 8)
6-7:45pm     High School Youth Group

943 CHILDREN’S CHURCH  –  During 943 Worship Service in Covenant Kids Room next to the nursery.

Baptism
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 2018/2019 ~ Class will begin on Sunday October 14, 2018

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

 

    Covenant Cubs ~ Covenant Cubs is for children in grades 3, 4, and 5. It will be a pre-youth group style setting. We will have mission/service activities, team building, fellowship, and learn how to discuss and apply what is learned in the Bible. We will be learning how to pray, first by ourselves and then in front of small groups, building confidence in having daily talks with God. We will be learning what it means to live as a Christian…sort of a ‘What would Jesus do’ thought process.

Our fall kick off is Rally Day, September 16th at 4pm-5:30pm and we will be meeting every other Sunday at 4:00pm.  We will have activities focused on getting to know one another and fellowship. Be on the lookout for a fun fall full of activities!

PERMISSION FORMS are required for some activities.  

Click here  Youth Group permission Fillable Form and medical release and Youth Group Information Fillable Form.

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