The Children’s Ministry of Fourth Presbyterian Church is committed to coming alongside families to provide a loving, nurturing atmosphere for children as they learn to know, love, and follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

Advent & Christmas Events

Family Christmas Party

December 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening together with pizza, cookies, carols, crafts, Fourth Strings, and our traditional closing with “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” acted out in all kinds of silly ways! Upper Room. Registration is now closed.

Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Join us for this family-friendly celebration of Christ's birth on Christmas Eve in the Upper Room.

The Memory Zone

Introducing our Scripture Memory Program

 Each Sunday, parents are invited to bring their children to the Children's Library between 9:15-9:30 and 10:30-10:45 a.m. where volunteer monitors will be on hand to listen to the verses children have memorized. View the PDF at right for the Scriptures and full information.

Click to view/download the PDF

What to Expect on Sundays


Parents, for all classes and nursery please check in your children at the computers at the Children’s Welcome Center on the first floor, the computers outside the Children’s Library, or the computer in the Upper Room.


Sundays, during the 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. hours, Infants, Toddlers, and 2-year-olds
Classes are staffed by regular workers and volunteers who seek to establish consistent and positive relationships with the children.

Preschool (Age 3 to 5)

Children who have turned 3 by September 1 are eligible to attend Sunday School and “Cherub Church” in the fall.

Sunday School

Sundays, during the 9:30 a.m. hour, Ages 3 to Pre-Kindergarten
Children journey through the Bible learning Bible stories and verses as they develop positive attitudes toward God, the church, and others.

Cherub Church

Sundays, during the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. service, Ages 3 to Pre-Kindergarten
Children start out in their classrooms and are escorted by their teachers to Cherub Church where they sing songs, learn Catechism, and hear a lesson based on the Teach Me to Worship curriculum. They are escorted back to their classrooms for crafts and activities. Parents pick up their children in their classrooms after the service.

Kindergarten to 5th grade

Sunday School

Sundays, during the 9:30 a.m. hour, Kindergarten to 5th grade
Elementary Sunday School classes follow a curriculum tailored to each grade level that develops Biblical knowledge and an understanding of God’s redemptive plan for his people. Children in elementary Sunday School classes also learn Catechism each week and memorize Scripture.

Children’s Church

Sundays, during the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. service, Kindergarten to 3rd grade
Children start out in the service with their parents and are dismissed to Children’s Church before the sermon. The children are taught a lesson based on the Teach Me to Worship curriculum, sing a hymn of the month, learn Catechism, and enjoy small group activities. Parents pick up their children after the service.

Children with Special Needs

See the “Special Blessings” webpage for information on Fourth’s ministry to children with special needs.

Children Library

See the Library webpage for more information.



• Lay a firm foundation of biblical knowledge
• Model Christ and his kingdom in all that we do and say
• Love and care for the children who attend our church
• Come alongside parents as support
• Provide opportunities for the children to serve others