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.

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES WILL RESUME ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2017.
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)

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 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.

Upcoming events:
Feb 4th: Making Valentine cards and crafts to deliver to our homebound members (at the church 4-5:30pm)
Feb 18th: We are hitting the road and visiting our homebound members to deliver our cards, crafts, and smiles! (2-4pm, so that we can visit before dinner time for the residents)
March 4th: Pine Springs Camp Fundraiser: Join us in an evening of jumping at Flight in Bridgeville from 6-8pm. ($10 admission fee)
March 18th: Help pack Easter baskets and family meal baskets for Washington Christian Outreach. (at the church 4-5:30pm)

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.  (www.churchofthecov.org).