The Young Children activities are currently on “pause” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Sunday 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.
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