Sign in –
Keeping Our Children Safe
10:15 – 10:30am
Before service begins, if you have children age 2 and older, sign your child in at the Welcome Table right outside the sanctuary. Make sure to obtain a nametag for each child, as this will help the volunteers get to know the children and check off the attendance list so the teachers know who to expect in their class.
Children 6 months-23 months can be dropped off in the nursery (A-34) at 10:15am and remain there until the Lord’s Supper during service.
Worshiping With Our Children
10:30 – 11:00am
Children are invited to worship with their parents in the worship service until they are dismissed for Sunday School class prior to the sermon. But know, children are welcome to remain upstairs for the whole service.
Sunday School –
Teaching Our Children
~11:05am – 12:00pm
At the pastor’s dismissal, Children’s Ministry volunteers will meet children at the back of the sanctuary and bring them to classrooms for teaching.
The Lord’s Supper –
Blessing Our Children
~12:05 – 12-10pm
Parents are dismissed when the congregation is invited forward to receive the Lord’s Supper. Nursery children are picked up from the nursery A-34. All other children are picked up from the long corridor directly below the narrow flight of stairs. Non-communing children (those who have not been admitted to the Lord’s Table by the elders) are prayed for by the pastors. Families return to their seats together for the final hymn and close of service.
Sunday School Classes
The Children’s Ministry has classes available for the following ages:
- Nursery: 6 mo – 23 mo
- Toddler: 2 yrs – 3 yrs
- Preschool: 4 yrs – Kindergarten
- Younger Elementary: 1st – 2nd Grade
- Middle Elementary: 3rd – 4th Grade
- Older Elementary: 5th – 6th Grade
- Youth Group: Our expectation is that once a child is in 7th Grade he/she will be able to join the adults for the duration of the Sunday Service. Youth Group for the older children meets twice a month before service (2nd and 4th Sundays.)
- Communicants Class: A 9-week Communicants Class is held each Spring.
We are currently using the “Show Me Jesus” curriculum from Great Commission Publications. The publisher describes the curriculum as “…a complete plan for nurturing children in the Word of God. Individual courses for ages two through high school fit together to teach the Bible as a whole and the unfolding story of redemption in Christ. The curriculum is rooted in our Reformed heritage and doctrine as embodied in the Westminster Standards.
Our Sunday school curriculum and activities are meant to reinforce the spiritual education by parents in the Christian home, not meant to serve in place of such a responsibility.
We are always looking for more loving adults to join our Children’s Ministry Volunteer Team. If you are interested in serving EPC in this capacity, please contact Katelyn Szimonisz at Contact Us to explore this opportunity further.
Fellowship, spiritual growth, a hug and some coffee from fellow moms in the trenches. This year the group is open to all women. Join us every Friday morning from 9:30-11:30am on the Upper West Side (97th & Columbus Ave.) We are currently studying 1st Peter. Childcare is FREE!
To RSVP or find our more information email Katelyn at Contact Us.