Children’s Ministry at Pines
You will experience dedicated and loving Christian adults who volunteer their time, energy and talent every week to teach children about God’s great love. Our volunteers have been screened and trained.
Pines Kids exists…
To make God’s great love for His children known to the youngest members of our community.
To come alongside and assist parents in the privilege of loving, caring for, teaching and training our children
to come to know and follow Jesus.
To encourage the entire congregation to be involved in the life of our children in numerous ways including prayer,
baptism, volunteering and developing genuine relationships.
To help our children flourish in their discipleship by engaging in the life of their church and in weekly worship service.
To prepare and equip our children to love and serve the world around them.
Pines Presbyterian Church
Children & Youth Ministry
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Children & Worship
This special time occurs every Sunday during the 10:45 a.m. worship service and includes a short Children’s Sermon based on Bible scripture from the church worship service, that's broken down into simple lessons or highlights important events and days in the Christian calendar.
Third Grade Bibles – Every fall, the 3rd grade children receive a New Living Translation Bible written especially for kids, presented during a special worship service dedication. The children’s Prayer Pals are invited to be part of the day and offer a chosen scripture verse that is meaningful to both giver and recipient.
Family Advent Night – This is always a warm and wonderful, intergenerational event! The children and youth practice an Advent Play on Sundays for several weeks leading up to Thanksgiving week. On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, all are invited to have a delicious meal and watch a meaningful and fun play unfold to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the beginning of the Advent Season. We finish the evening with an outdoor Christmas Tree lighting while singing carols and eating cookies.
Christmas Gift Workshop – In December, children ages 4 through 5th grade are invited to participate in this annual Pines tradition that families love! Adult volunteers guide and assist children in making homemade gifts for their parents and grandparents at a variety of stations. All supplies are provided and the children always leave feeling excited about having something to give to their loved ones on Christmas Day.
Easter Egg Hunt – On Easter Sunday, children bring an empty Easter basket to church and participate in an egg hunt between worship services on our two beautiful and spacious playgrounds. With simple rules that encourage the active use of Christian values such as helping others and doing what is right, the children enjoy fun and fellowship with one another. The eggs are filled with candy and Easter-themed treats!
Vacation Bible School – Every summer, usually in June, Pines is transformed into a vibrant and joy-filled environment to match the theme of that year’s chosen Vacation Bible School program. Running for one week, children are taught a Bible point each day and learn about God and Jesus in a warm and loving environment from the many amazing youth and adult volunteers who give of their time to serve our children. Registration takes place a few months before the event and all children ages 4 (and potty-trained) through the end of 5th grade are invited to participate.