This summer, VBS is going virtual!
Join us June 29-July 3 for a special Vacation Bible School made just for this moment in history!
What to Expect:
Sunday June 28 (2-4 pm)- Stop by the church to pick-up your special VBS packets. It will include a t-shirt, craft supplies, lesson materials, and snacks!
Monday- Thursday (10 am -12 pm)- We’ll be gathering together virtually from 10 am-12 pm. Don’t worry the kids won’t be staring at a screen the entire time! We are still going to have new music, games, crafts, movement, and lots of excitement. We are so excited to try this new format out, see all of our families, and worship God in a whole new way.
Friday (10 am-1:30 pm)- We’re inviting kids and their parents to come for a fun morning of Compassion Camp wrap-up and activities. We will be outside in the church parking lot, green space, and pavilion in order to keep safe physical distances. We will ask everyone over the age of 3 to please wear a mask. We will end with a cookout for everyone. More details will be sent out to those who register.
Who is it for?
Compassion Camp is designed for preschoolers and elementary-aged kids. Since it’s at home, we’re asking that each family have one adult who can be present to help kids with activities. If you’re able to be really present with your 2-year-old, we would for them to attend. If you think you’ll only be able to pop in and out, then it might be best to sign-up your older kids. We hope you invite your friends and family members to this awesome experience. If your kids have friends down the street that they’ve been playing with, they can all participate together in the same room! Also, we hope that adults can be a part of this experience with their child too! This will be an exciting time to really lean in and be a part of your child’s faith development.
Cost: Only $5 per child! If cost is a barrier, please contact email@example.com.
Want to volunteer? We still need volunteers to help run the Zoom portion of Compassion Camp as well as volunteers for our in-person day on Friday. You can sign-up to volunteer here.
Want to know more about 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) – temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Nursery care is offered on Sunday mornings during Sunday School and worship (9:30-11:30am).
Children and Worship – temporarily meeting via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9:00 am.
Children and Worship is a Sunday worship experience for children age 4 through 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 – temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Children go straight to their Sunday School which end 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 – temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
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 – temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
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 – temporarily meeting virtually due to COVID-19
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 for children is offered by our pastors and Children’s director. 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.
Questions? If you need more information or have questions, please contact Josh Sweeney, Director of Children’s Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.