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 TBD~

Covenant Kids Choir: (Pre School – 5th grade) 

The Covenant Kid’s Choir meets and rehearses to prepare for special events.    Children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome. Children in 6th grade and up will rehearse at a separate time, as interest warrants.  Any questions, please 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.

 

Sunday, August 27th, 5:30 -8:30 pm,
Swimming at Elmhurst Swim Club

Sunday, September 17th, 4-5:30 pm.
Game Night @ the church!

Sunday, October 1st, 4-5:30 pm.
Lemoyne Center Garden clean-up

Sunday, October 15th, 4:30-6:30 pm.
Family Hayride at the Spring House

Saturday, October 28th, Trunk or Treat
Club 56 at 1pm– Let’s decorate the church van “trunk”, then pass out treats for our church Trunk or Treat event 2-4pm

Please contact Don Nixon (724-222-0191 x 111) or Pastor Kay (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).