Sundays for Families


Worship

We believe that the most effective way to teach a child how to worship is by worshiping with them. We love when families worship together, so children are always welcome and encouraged in worship at Morningside Presbyterian.

It can be hard to sit through an entire worship service when your little body is full of energy, curiosity and excitement! We provide worship bags in the church narthex for all children. These bags are filled with paper, books, activities and more to help children use their energy while they worship. We also have a variety of children’s books and Bibles located in the Library. Just make sure to return our bags and books after worship for the next children to use.  

We recognize that the Lord's Supper is for all Christians, and those who have faith in Christ are welcome at his table at Morningside Presbyterian Church. We always encourage families to worship and take communion together, but we especially encourage it on this day!

Children age three and up are encouraged to attend worship with their families for a portion of the service.  PreK three’s class and PreK four’s class leave after the Passing of the Peace to go to room 001 for a story, craft and snack. Adult leaders will meet your child at the back doors of the sanctuary and escort them to the room. Parents should pick up their children in Room 001 at the end of the service.

Children in Kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to leave the sanctuary after the anthem to go to Children’s Church where the sermon topic is taught to children on their age level. They return to worship during the offering for the remainder of the service.


Sunday School

The children’s classes will follow the liturgical calendar, so children in different classes will learn the same stories we hear in worship. We are thrilled and grateful that our children’s Sunday School classes will have the same lead teachers nearly every Sunday:

  • Nursery (infant to 18 months): Room 105 with Ms. Courtney Smith
  • 2 year olds: Room 012 with Ms. Debbie Loomis
  • 3s and Pre-K: Room 009 with Ms. Melinda Sandkam
  • Kindergarten and 1stgrade: Room 001 with Mrs. Sue Ballay
  • 2nd, 3rdand 4thgrade: Room 003 & 005 with Mrs. Cindy Humphries


Each class will have rotating assistant teachers to provide a second set of hands and help with crafts, snacks, etc. Please consider volunteering as an assistant teacher a few Sundays before the end of the year. Click hereto choose your dates and classes. (You also can volunteer for activities in the 11am hour through this link, if you like!) We need your helping hands!

 


Our Littlest Ones

Childcare is provided during the 9:45 Sunday School hour and 11am worship hour in the nursey and room 012. 

Infants and Waddlers - 0-24’ish months (when you child can walk well and interact and play with others they  move to the two year old class in room 012.

Two-year-old Class - 22-24 months if mature enough 2’s and those who turn three after Sept. 1 of each school year.


Leadership Opportunities

Children are encouraged to participate in worship by ushering and greeting during any worship service, but especially at the Second Sunday@8:45 services. If your child would like to be involved in these elements of worship, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Mardee Rightmyer.


Baptism

If you are interested in having your child baptized, please contact Rev. Emma Neishloss.