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Children's Ministry

Our Mission & Goal

At Worthington Presbyterian Church, we offer an active, growing children’s ministry that welcomes children of all ages. From Sunday School to youth group to children’s vocal and handbell choirs to fellowship opportunities, there is something for every child - and all are welcome!  Our mission is to welcome children and provide opportunities to grow together in Christ as individuals and as families while becoming integrated into a vibrant community which prepares and supports us as we share the hope of Jesus Christ with one another, our neighbors, and the world.  Our goal is to create an environment that will open the children’s eyes to the splendor of God, and will inspire them to develop their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Young Children and Worship  

(PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULUM)

Children and Worship provides an age-appropriate way of being in worship with children ages three to nine. Each week thousands of children, who are part of hundreds of congregations in North America and around the world, use the program to experience rather than merely learn about worship. Based on Montessori principles of early childhood learning, this program continues to be one of the most effective ways of nurturing children’s faith and preparing them for worship with the whole congregation.

1st-5th Grade SPARK! Sunday School Curriculum

Our 1st-5th grade curriculum is Spark. It incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children, where children develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. Spark will nourish and enrich children's faith, so they can proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and neighbor. Children will realize their faith goes with them as they grow
How it works: Each Spark Classroom lesson follows a four-part sequence:
  • Gather – Begin the day by gathering together and trying a warm-up activity
  • Open the Bible – Open Bibles and explore the day’s story
  • Activate Faith – Get moving and become engaged in the story they just read by using their leaflets
  • Send – Finish with a closing activity and prayer

Interact with the Bible in every lesson, helping kids navigate the story and begin to compare what they learn to their own life.

Third Grade Bibles & Bible 101

In the baptism of infants and children we bear witness to the truth that God’s love claims people even before they are able to respond in faith.  At Worthington Presbyterian Church we take seriously our promise to nurture baptized children in the Christian life.  One way we make visible our commitment to children as they grow is to provide them with their own personal copy of God’s word.  

3rd graders learn how to use their Bibles all year in Sunday School.
3rd graders receive the Deep Blue Bible (Common English Bible)  
Reading Level: Middle Grades (ages 8-10)

Kids will dive deep into God’s word with the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. This engaging, interactive Bible offers four-color icons and illustrations throughout with a wealth of notes, devotionals, Bible trivia, and other interactive elements to capture inquisitive young minds. Plus the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible will encourage a thirst for God’s timeless message as young readers join three life-like kids in discovering the Bible and what it means to their lives.

Fourth Grade Sacraments Class

4th graders have the opportunity to attend a special study of the Sacraments in the Presbyterian Church.
Over three weeks, we explore what a sacrament is and the meanings of both Baptism and Communion.  We will explore how they are celebrated in our church, and what they mean to us as we grow in our faith.  On the last day of class, we bake Communion bread which will be used in Worship on World Communion Sunday.  All children ages 4th grade and older are welcomed and encouraged to sit with their families and celebrate Communion together on Communion Sunday’s (usually the 1st Sunday of the month)

Club 4-5-6

(PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULUM)

This is for our 4th, 5th and 6th graders and their friends….a fun, safe place to call “their own” and a time to connect with God through playfulness and service.
2021-2022 Schedule
  • Friday Nights, 7-10 pm at the church
  • Sept 10 – Kick-off Fun: (Get-to-know-you Games, Capture the Flag and Ga-Ga Ball)
  • Oct 22 – Pumpkins and Corn Maize
  • Nov 19 – Service Projects (NNEMAP and Dry Bean Soup Mix kits)
  • Dec 10 – Christmas Caroling
  • Jan 28 – Scavenger Hunt (Board Games, Charades and Ga-Ga Ball)
  • Feb 25 – Service Projects (Hygiene Kits and Lunches)
  • March 25 – Progressive Dinner
  • April 29 – Cook out and Kickball (rain date May 2)

Sunday School (Children) Teaching Teams

Nursery

Meghan Guthrie
Tyler Heilbrunn
Elijah Heilbrunn
Elle Payne
Colleen Remboldt
Alison Brown
Ellen Payne
Becky Martiny

Preschool & K (Rm 113)

Katy Patterson
Kevin Fancher
Bethany Bosse
Sandy Mundy
Kelli Elsea
Lou Ann Shearer
Connie Syron
Laura Syron

1st & 2nd Grade (Rm 112)

Laura Purvis
Michelle Olsgard
Marissa Maxwell
Jennie Lynch
Emma Lynch

3rd Grade (Rm 222)

Dan and Liz Arthur
Jen Locker
Chris Togni
Marcia Frederick
Christy Worny

4th & 5th Grade (Rm 111)

Jen Feucht
Sonja Calkins
Megan and Kevin Claybon
Lory and Andy Guthrie

Contact Us

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Jenni Whitford | Director of Children's Ministry

614-885-5355

jwhitford@worthingtonpresbyterian.com