Young Children

Sunday School

Gates Presbyterian Church offers Sunday School classes for young children from age 3 through 8th grade from mid-September to mid-June (for teens, see Youth Ministry). Our young children join the congregation in worship through the “Thoughts for Children”, after which they are excused to go to their Sunday School classes. If you are new, assistants will be present to help children find their classroom.  Our SunSunday School Childrenday School classes are taught by volunteers from the congregation who generously share their time, talent and faith with our children. Youth members of the church are also actively involved in working with our young children in their Sunday School classes. The Ministry with Youth and Young Children works in concert with our Director of Child, Youth and Young Adult Ministries to assure that our Sunday School program continues to help our children grow in their faith.Most classes use the Spark Rotational curriculum, which has a more energetic approach.

Infant/Toddler Care
Room 4 is the nursery/toddler room available during worship. You may stay with your children or have them be supervised by our trained attendants at any time during the service.

Children and Communion in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), baptized children who are being nurtured in Christian faith are invited to receive the Lord’s Supper recognizing that their understanding of participation will vary according to their maturity. If you are considering the appropriateness of your child’s participation in the sacrament, the companion booklet will assist you in preparing your family to celebrate this together.
Children and Communion booklet

Special Information During Covid-19
Sunday School will be continuing to be remote for the first half of the school year!  Please join the “GPC Faith Together at Home” Facebook group if you haven’t already.  Curriculum will be posted weekly and we are hoping to make this an easy place for catching up with each other.  If you were not able to join us for the parking lot parade in October and would like to pick up supplies, let Jen know!

Are you interested in sharing your gifts by participating in online worship? I would love to find a role for you!  Please email jennifer@gatespres.org and we will work together to make it happen.