Children’s Ministry is one of the most exciting and important facets of life at Peoples! Our entire congregation loves to explore ways of both engaging children on their level and inviting them into the worship life of the church.
We offer several classes and events for children of all ages!
Children ages 5 and younger are invited to join us in the church nursery for a time of playing, learning, and fun, every Sunday during the 10:00 Worship Hour. Our nursery is professionally-staffed and each week is spent learning about Jesus! These youngest children join us during worship for the “Moment Mostly For Children” each week, as Pastor Leia reads or tells a story related to the themes of the morning, demonstrates a prayer station, and sometimes shares a new cat story.
Children in grade school are invited to join us for the beginning of our worship service each week. Following the “Moment Mostly For Children,” they are dismissed to the Youth Room for a class with our Christian Education Director. Each week finds these kids doing something new and exciting! One week it might be planting window gardens to learn about the seed which fell on good soil, another week they might be learning the American Sign Language signs for the Ten Commandments. We strive to engage all different learning styles in our Sunday School classes, so that all children can experience who Christ is for them. Children in third grade and older have the option of becoming acolytes and opening our Sunday worship services by bringing in the light of Christ and lighting the chancel candles. Several times a year, Pastor Leia plans an all-ages worship and recruits younger voices for short readings! If you’re interested in helping out in Sunday School, please contact our office.
Junior and Senior High
Our Junior and Senior High students are invited to join us for Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 each Sunday. We encourage all our students to take an active role in worship by reading or contributing special music. High schoolers are also encouraged to take part in confirmation classes to learn more about Christian, Presbyterian, and Peoples history and to officially become members of the congregation. We hope that people of all ages will consider each other equals and that our young people will grow up to consider our church “home.” At the end of the academic year, we have a special service to recognize graduating high school seniors and bless them before they leave to start the next chapter of their lives.
Vacation Bible School
The highlight of summers around PPC is, without question, Vacation Bible School! Children ages 2 – Grade 6 are invited to join us for five evenings of fun!
Summer 2018 Vacation Bible School was SHIPWRECKED. We enjoyed games, stories, songs, crafts, science projects, and special snacks with a grand finale of Family Worship and a Family Potluck–plus a “tropical storm” in front of the church with special guests from the Milan Fire Department!
Our VBS 2017 Outreach Project was collecting shoes and money for Soles4Souls.
Our VBS 2019 will be TO MARS AND BEYOND, July 15-19…check back in for more information as we get closer to liftoff!
If you’re interested in helping out with VBS, please contact our office. We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic volunteers to help teach, lead games, oversee crafts, make snacks, decorate, and more!