Our vision: To be the head, heart and hands of Jesus Christ, driven by God’s love for our church and the world beyond.

Worship with us 10:00 a.m. Sundays
7001 Far Hills Ave. Centerville, OH

Children’s Ministry

Southminster is a nurturing community for all ages, including children and families, who learn, play, and worship together each week! We would love to have your children join us for any of our activities.

Nursery care (newborn-3yrs)

Nursery care is offered on Sunday mornings during Sunday School and worship. Children will be introduced to Bible stories through the Wee Ones curriculum.

Children and Worship

Children and Worship is a Sunday worship experience for children ages 4-5th grade. Children will hear a biblical story from a Godly Play trained teacher, then respond to the story with a variety of creative mediums. Each session ends with time for prayer and blessing. Children will be taken to Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Parents should pick up their children from Sunday school at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday School 

Sunday School classes for children and youth take place immediately following worship and use the Shine: Living in God’s Light curriculum. Class ends at 11:30 a.m. A small snack will be provided. Parents are encouraged to enjoy fellowship in the coffee corner during this time.
4 years – 2nd Grade (Room 202)
3rd Grade – 5th Grade (Room 206)

Parents’ Fellowship

While the kids are in Sunday School, join with other parents in fellowship. There will be coffee, laughter, and time for learning and reflection. This group will follow the Sunday school calendar (Sept-May) and meet during Sunday School hours. Nursery care will be provided for children under 4 years old. This group meets in the coffee corner.

Parents’ Night Out 

This is an opportunity for parents to get a free evening out on a regular basis while the children have a fun evening at Southminster. Parents’ Night Out is once a month from 6:30 – 9:00pm. Children can bring their own sack dinner or fast food. The littlest ones will hang out in the nursery while the older kids (usually 3 years and up) play in the CFC. Available 3rd Friday of the month Sept – May.

Mom 2 Mom 

Mom to Mom is a time of fellowship for Moms to discuss the joys and struggles of parenting, and raising children within the Christian faith. Childcare is provided in the Nursery. Mom to Mom meets from 9 – 11 am, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays September – May.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care for children is offered by our pastors and through blessing ministries. We seek to be a congregation that cares for all ages. If we can support your children and family during times of stress or other difficulties, please talk to one of our staff.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be June 15-18 during the day (approximately 9am-2pm). More information coming soon!

Questions? If you need more information or have questions, please contact Laura Nile, Associate Pastor laura@sminster.com. You can also follow Southminster Presbyterian Church on Facebook for pictures and updates of children’s activities.

Southminster also is host to A Great Start Preschool. Please visit their web site for additional information.