Preschool

Nursery
Here our little ones are given loving care by experienced volunteers and staff as they become part of our church family.

The Nursery is located on the first floor of the Education Building, in room 102 and 103.

Savannah Covington, Nursery Coordinator

Nursery is provided weekly as follows:

  • Infants-5K during the 8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
  • Infants-2 yrs. during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School Hour
  • Infants -3 yrs. during the 11:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service
  • Infants-4 yrs. during the TOW (Together on Wednesday) Program

For a downloadable Nursery Brochure with more details, click here.

For a downloadable Nursery Information Card, click here.

NOTE:  Seasonal Evening Worship Services also have Nursery available, with the exception of the 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service.

Nursery Beepers are available for all parents who leave children in nursery care in Rooms 102 and 103.  These beepers cover our entire campus and will vibrate, should a nursery attendant require your presence.

Sunday School
Click here for your copy of the 2017-2018 Sunday School Brochure

These classes use the Growing in Grace and Gratitude Curriculum to explore foundational Bible Stories and foster a sense of God’s presence in their lives.

  • Threes & Fours (Room #104) -- Teachers: Brian & Erin Hamel, Becky Little, Sara Redmond
  • Fives/Kindergarten (Room #105) -- Teachers: Kim Bryan, Leigh Anne Estes, Judy Ferguson, Stephanie Hyatt, Leigh Meetze, Pam Moser

Parent Resources for prayers and retelling the Sunday Bible Stories from our Growing in Grace and Gratitude Curriculum can be found here.  Use them to help reinforce what your child is learning each week.

Baptism
In the Presbyterian Church (USA), infant/child baptism is an opportunity for parents and the congregation to affirm their intent to raise a child as a Christian, in this particular community.  Having the child raised in the church of their baptism offers support to the parents and a church family to encourage that child's faith. 

  • To talk about baptizing an infant/child, please contact our pastor.
  • To learn more about the meaning of baptism in a PC(USA) church click here.

Preschool Events - 2017-2018
Nov. 12 - Thanksgiving Meal after Worship
Dec. 10 - Christmas Party during Sunday School
March 31 - Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m.

Kid's Kirk
"Kirk" is the Scottish word for church.  This children's church program is designed to help transition young children ages 4years-1st grade, into our corporate worship.  During the 11:00 Worship Service, children enter the Sanctuary with their families and worship together up to the Children's Time.  After the Children's Time, they leave with their leaders.  This group then has a simplified worship, free play, and a snack.  Worship includes:

  • Singing favorite church songs,
  • Learning the Doxology,
  • Passing the Peace,
  • Learning short prayers,
  • Sharing in the offering

Parents/Guardians are welcome to join their children in Kid's Kirk at anytime.

Children are picked up from Room 105 after worship.

A variety of Parent and Child Events are held throughout 2017/2018:
    Oct. 29 - Trunk or Treat, Church parking lot on Park Ave.
    Nov. 12 - Thanksgiving Program
    Dec. 10 - Christmas Party during Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
    Jan.-March - Basketball Season, for 5K children
    March 4 (tentative date) - Butterfly larvae to homes (instructions and coloring page)
    March 31 (Sat. before Easter) - 10:00 a.m.-noon
    April 1 (Easter Sunday) - Butterfly Release, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Garden
    June - Vacation Bible School (2018 date to be determined)

Learn More About How Preschoolers Develop
Infant-Toddlers

Preschoolers

Vacation Bible School -- June (2018 dates to be determined)
"Camp in a Van" from Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center, Kindergarten - 5th Grades
Classes for 3 and 4 year olds also on campus.

Children's Choir
Choir is a wonderful way for children to learn scripture, praise God, and participate in worship leadership. Our children's choirs meet on Wednesday nights as part of our Together On Wednesdays (TOW) program. We have a:

  • Joyful Praise Choir for 4 yrs-1st grade.
  • Covenant Choir for 2nd-5th graders.

Children must be the minimum age for their group by September 1, of the year they begin.

Elementary

Sunday School

Sunday School for all ages is held during the school year from 9:45-10:45am.  Summer Classes vary depending on the worship schedule.

Click here for your copy of the 2017-2018 Sunday School Directory

Our elementary classes use Feasting on the Word (3rd-5th gr.) as their curriculum. Their morning includes time to grow in their faith through Bible stories, crafts, games, and fellowship.

Elementary Sunday School Classes include:

  • K-2nd Grade (Room 105)
    • Teachers: Kim Bryan, Leigh Anne Estes, Judy Ferguson, Stephanie Hyatt, Leigh Meetze, Pam Moser
  • Third - Fifth Grade (Room 206)
    • Teachers: Alyssa and Charles Hardy, Sharon and Paul Lee, Richard Nicholson, and Landon Dillard

*Note: Children are placed in classes based on their age/grade.

Baptism

In the Presbyterian Church (USA), infant/child baptism is an opportunity for parents and the congregation to affirm their intent to raise a child as a Christian, in this particular community.  Having the child raised in the church of their baptism offer support to the parents and a church family to encourage that child's faith. 

  • To talk about baptizing an infant/child, please contact our pastor.
  • To learn more about the meaning of baptism in a PC(USA) church click here.

 

Elementary Events - 2017/2018
Oct. 29 - Trunk or Treat, 5:30-7:30 p.m., OAPC Parking Lot on Park Ave.
Nov. 12 - Family Hoops Night, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Activities Center
Dec. 10 - Christmas Party, 9:45 a.m., during Sunday School
Dec.-March - Basketball
March 4 - (tentative date) Hand out Butterfly larvae
March 11 - Basketball Banquet, 5:00 p.m., Activites Center
March 23 - Flashlight Egg Hunt, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 1 - Butterfly Release, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Garden
June 3 - End-of-year Swim Party
June - (date to be determined) VBS

Learn More About How Elementary Children Develop

First-Third Graders

Tweens               

Vacation Bible School - 2018 date to be determined
Bethelwoods Camp-in-a-Van, for those who've completed Kindergarten- 5th grades, at OAPC.
Classes are also available on campus for 3 and 4 year olds.   

Children's Choir
Choir is a wonderful way for children to learn scripture, praise God, and participate in worship leadership.  Our children's choirs meet on Wednesday nights as part of our Together On Wednesdays (TOW) program.  We have a:

  • Joyful Praise Choir for 4 yrs-1st grade.
  • Covenant Choir for 2nd-5th graders.

Children must be the minimum age for their group by September 1, of the year they begin.

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