CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH MINISTRIES

 

“Through Christian education, guidance, and positive example,

we give our children and youth tools for a Christian foundation

to help them grow throughout their life-long faith journeys.”

 

Parents can feel comfortable in the knowledge that all activities involving children and youth are guided by trained adult leaders, chaperones, and professional staff to ensure a safe and loving environment in which the children may learn the word of God and grow in their personal relationship with Christ. 

 

  • Cradle Roll:  Newsletters are mailed monthly to families with children from birth to three years old to provide support for young parents.
  • Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS):  A mom's group that meets twice a month, on Tuesdays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., September through May.  Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers.  Children ages three to five years participate in a preschool setting while moms enjoy crafts, refreshments, fellowship and discussions.
  • Staffed Nursery Care: A service that is available for children from birth through three years during the worship service on Sundays.
  • Sunday School:  Children attend worship the first fifteen minutes, participate in a children's message, then attend classes until the end of the worship service. Classes are held for children ages three years through 6th grade.
  • Welcome on Wednesdays (W.O.W) Arts for Kids: A mid-week program for children in kindergarten thru sixth grade. W.O.W meets on Wednesdays, 4:45 – 6:30 p.m. for two eight-week sessions each year and includes art projects, games, music and dinner.  A small fee is collected to help cover the cost.
  • Pop-Up Events:  Fun and fellowship events are offered throughout the year for children of all ages.
  • Junior Hand Bells:  For students in fourth through sixth grade on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Vacation Bible School:  Held for one week each summer for children age four through 5th grade. Children will enjoy music, crafts, science, Bible stories and games, while learning more about God’s love.
  • Confirmation:  A program for 8th graders offered in the spring to explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Youth Activities: are held throughout the year for Junior and Senior High youth, supervised by staff, volunteers and parents.
  • Appalachia Service Project (ASP):  A mission trip for high-school students during the summer.  Youth will spend a week in rural Appalachia helping people in need making homes warmer, safer and drier.
  • Youth Service Opportunities: Opportunities are available to our junior and senior high school youth to volunteer at events and programs held at our facility throughout the year.

 

“Let the little children come to Me, do not stop them;

for it is to such as these  that the Kingdom of God belongs.”

(Matthew 19:14)

 

Your child's safety is important to all of us here at PCOP. 
Please click below to read our child protection policy.

MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS)

A mom's group meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from September through May. Come  join us for a time of fellowship, friendship, and renewal. Childcare is provided for children from birth to five years while moms enjoy sharing refreshments, engaging in lively discussions, and creating wonderful craft projects.  For more information, please contact the office at preschurchop@comcast.net or call 708-448-8142.

Staffed Nursery Care is provided for children from birth to three years.
Sunday School classes are held during the worship service for children ages three years through high school.