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.

Palm Sunday Pageant Sign-Ups!  Palm Sunday Pageant–April 5 at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. Sign up your child by February 16. Final practice – Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 in the sanctuary. Contact Lois Core at church or by email at

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

Questions– please contact Lois Core, Interim CE Staff Coordinator.  724-222-0190 x 111

Nursery (birth-3 years) Child Protection Policy 3-19

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 2019 -20 SS registration form– which can be printed, filled out and dropped off or emailed to Lois Core, Interim CE Staff Coordinator.


Nursery Care is available during the 943 and 11:00 services for newborns through age 3. Potty-trained 3-year-olds may join the Preschool class during the 11:00 am service.

Children’s Church gathers during the 943 service for children ages 4 through 5th grade.

Children’s Sunday School gathers for ages 3 to 5th grade during the 11:00 service.

Youth Sunday School grades 6 – 12 meet from 11 to 12 o’clock Sunday mornings.

Adult Sunday School – Classes on various topics are held on Sunday mornings and at other times throughout the week.  There are also guest speakers, group fellowship times, and more.  For a complete listing see our bulletin, website, or adult ministry brochure.

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.
Sacrament Training Class will be held in the 2020/2021 Sunday school year ~ specific dates TBD.

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