Nursery & Children's Worship
Infant & Toddler Nurseries
Our nursery ministry provides the opportunity to introduce our littlest ones to their church and church family in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. This can be a significant experience in your child’s spiritual development as they feel the love and care of our nursery staff and members of the congregation who participate in this ministry.
We provide care for infants through toddlers 3 years of age. The fall that your child is 4 years old we encourage you to make a transition to participate in the 11:00 service and Children’s Worship.
The nursery is available on Sundays during the 9:00 worship service, Sunday school, and the 11:00 worship service. The nursery is also available for many of the special services and programs throughout the year. The nurseries are located downstairs. The infant nursery is located in room 1 and the toddler nursery is located in room 2.
Following Children’s Time in the Sunday worship services, children ages 4 through 1st grade will experience a worship service created for a young child. This service has the same four parts of worship that are experienced in the sanctuary but it has been designed for a child’s developmental level. Together we “Assemble in God’s Name,” ``Proclaim God’s Word,” “Give Thanks to God,” and “Go in God’s Name.”
Sunday School for preschool through 5th grade runs from September to May each year.
Frolic – Preschool Age: 2's, 3’s and 4’s
As children grow they become more inquisitive about the complex world around them. They desire to hear the stories of the Bible, but they also desire to learn these stories in relationship to all that they encounter through their senses and experiences. Our curriculum, Frolic, provides our preschool-age children opportunities to encounter the stories of the Bible and to explore biblical concepts through role play, art, dance and music. Come join us downstairs in room 7.
Holy Moly – Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Holy Moly for Kindergarten through 1st graders provides open ended opportunities of exploration where children learn the arc of the Biblical narrative by connecting the Bible to their life experiences. This year we will be incorporating role play and theater as the response time element to the Holy Moly curriculum. Come join us downstairs in room 9.
Our Faith – 2nd Grade
Second grade is a BIG year of faith milestones at RCPC! Our second graders receive their Bibles, they graduate out of Children’s Worship, and they learn all about the sacrament Holy Communion and Baptism. We have incorporated these wonderful milestones and much more into a year-long curriculum exclusively for second graders. This class will prepare our second graders to attend worship in the sanctuary, familiarize our second graders with using the Bible, and most importantly give our second graders a greater understanding of what we believe and why. Come join us downstairs in room 5!
Bible Depths – 3rd−5th Grade
Upper Elementary age children are developing their abstract cognitive skills and are ready for a more intense and deep study of the Bible. We provide a 3 year study of the Bible for 3rd – 5th graders that allows children the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the Bible, which as they mature enables them to become better informed Disciples who are ready to interpret how they feel called to serve God in the church and world. This year we begin in the Old Testament with Genesis! Come join us downstairs in room 12.
God Alive & Living the Word
God Alive is a unique mid-week children’s ministry for elementary school-age children that meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. God Alive provides children with opportunities to learn the concepts of the Bible through a thematic-based curriculum that deepens young people’s faith through fellowship, play, music, mission, and creative expression. The 2022-2023 theme for God Alive is "Do Not Be Afraid."
Living the Word
We started this ministry during the pandemic and believe it is too wonderful to discontinue. Once a month on a Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm the 3 and 4 year old children of the church will meet in Ms. Leigh’s backyard and rotate through three Bible story stations. At each station they will hear the Bible story come to life with puppets that our youth animate. The children will then participate in outdoor activities that reinforces the concepts of that story.
Vacation Bible Schools
Winter VBS - February 11, 2023 at 9:00 AM-12:30 PM - Amazing Race, Bible Timeline
All 3 year olds through 1st graders are invited to attend. 4th and 5th graders and our youth will serve as leaders.
Summer VBS, July 31–August 3, 2023 at 9:00 AM-12:30 PM – Adventures in the Parables of Jesus
All rising Pre-K through rising 5th grade are invited to attend.