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.
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 August 31 are eligible to attend Sunday School and “Cherub Church” in the fall.
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.
Sundays, during the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. service, Ages 3 to Pre-Kindergarten
Children begin in Room 218 where they sing songs, hear a Bible lesson, and enjoy a craft and activities. Depending on the size and age of our group, Cherub Church may sometimes join Children's Church for the Bible lesson in Room 212 before returning to Room 218 for pick up.
Kindergarten to 5th grade
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.
Sundays, during the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. service, Kindergarten to 3rd grade
Children start out in the service with their parents until right before the sermon when they are called forward for a prayer and dismissal to Room 212. There they are taught a Bible lesson that partners with the sermon, sing a hymn of the month, recite the Apostle's Creed, and pray for a missionary. Parents pick up their children after the service in Room 212 and receive a Parents' Page that tells of the activities of the morning, including questions designed to aid in conversation about the Bible lesson and the sermon.
Children with Special Needs
See the “Special Blessings” webpage for information on Fourth’s ministry to children with special needs.
OUR MINISTRY PURPOSE
• 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