The Education Ministry of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House provides opportunities for children, youth and adults to grow in their knowledge and practice of faith.
During the school year we offer a class for 3- and 4-year-olds, 5Ks–Grade 1, Grades 2–3, and Grades 4–5. Children of all ages use the denomination’s curriculum, Growing in Grace and Gratitude, which includes Bible study, music, arts and crafts, hands-on activities and fellowship.
Youth classes include middle school for youth in grades 6–8 and high school for 9th–12th graders. Confirmation class, intended for those preparing to make their first public profession of faith, is open to youth in 8th grade and older.
Adult Education covers a wide variety of topics, including Bible study, theological studies, and life applications.
Christian Education Contacts
To learn more about child or adult education, contact Director of Christian Education Noelle Castin.
To learn more about youth education and fellowship or young adults, contact Youth Director Mary Pratt Perry.
All events are subject to change based on Covid conditions. Please check the weekly family e-mail, website and weekly e-gram for the latest information.
Please do not attend in-person Sunday School if you, your child, or anyone in your immediate household who is or is not attending, are exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms, such as fever, loss of taste or smell, chest tightness, fatigue, cough, nausea or vomiting, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, etc. Please do not attend in-person Sunday School if you have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or are waiting on the results of a COVID test.
CHILDCARE – BIRTH THROUGH AGE 4
Our Childcare Ministry is our Baptismal Covenant in action. In baptism we promise to help raise children in the faith. We promise to include them in the church family. We pledge to support and encourage their parents. The nursery is our first point of contact with these children and their families. It is our first opportunity to keep our promises.
The church nursery is staffed by CPR/First Aid-certified, paid caregivers from 9:15 AM through the 11:00 AM worship service every Sunday. Childcare is available for infants through age 4 during the worship service and for infants and toddlers during the Sunday School hour.
September to May
9:30-10:45 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School is available for children 3 years old to grade 5, from 9:30-10:45 AM. All ages will begin with music in heaven (top floor of the Education Building) and then transition to age-appropriate classes to learn a Bible story through storytelling, arts and crafts, hands-on activities and more. Teachers are background checked and love kids! Infants and toddlers are welcome during music time when accompanied by an adult.
Children are welcome in worship. We have a children’s time with a short lesson. After the Time With Children, kids return to their parents in the pew. We have children’s worship bags and books available to keep little hands busy during worship. Childcare is available in Fellowship Hall from 9:15 AM-12:15 PM.
The Meeting House youth ministry includes not only Sunday morning Sunday School and evening youth fellowship but also includes opportunities for local and global service, for retreats, and for interschool friendships.
The ministry focuses on being a welcoming safe space for individuals to ask and wrestle with questions on the intersection of faith and other responsibilities. Believing strongly that we are community, the ministry makes great efforts to stress how each individual brings unique gifts to the body of Christ. As part of the body, we are to care for one another.
9:30-10:45 AM YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
Middle and High School:
Flounder 1B/Flounder 2B
Confirmation classes (spring of each year):
6:00–8:00 PM YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
6:00–8:00 PM (unless otherwise noted), Fellowship Hall, dinner provided
Visit Youth and College Page
Children ages 3 (diaper-free) through grade 5 are invited to join us each summer for Vacation Bible School. Details for next summer will be available in the spring.
All Meeting House staff, Elders, Deacons, Sunday School teachers, youth advisors and adult volunteers are required to complete a background check as well as our online and in house child and youth protection policy training every three years.