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

Children’s Ministry

Southminster is a wonderful 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.

Mid-Worship Ministry for Children

Following the Moment with Children, children will have the opportunity to participate in “Yoga with Kim” or “Music with Ruth” on alternating Sundays. Yoga with Kim will take place in the Community Room. Music with Ruth will take place in the Choir Room. Children will return to sit with their parents following the sermon.

Sunday School – Will return in September

Growth Group For Parents (Sundays, 8:45 – 9:45AM)- Will return in September
Location: Room 219 (Hospitality Room)

After dropping your kids off at Sunday School, join with other parents in fellowship from 8:45-9:45am. 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.

Children and Worship (following Children’s Time during Sunday Worship Service) – Will return in September
Location: Room 225

A Sunday worship experience for children ages 4-8. Children will hear a biblical story and respond to the story with a variety of mediums. In the event of a baptism or communion, children will return to the Sanctuary and sit together. Parents are to pick their children up following worship.

Sermon 2.0 (following Children’s Time during Sunday Worship Service) – Will return in September
Location: Room 219 (Ark Room)

Youth in grades 4 (or age 9) through grade 6 will enjoy activities and discussion from the Feasting on the Word curriculum. Youth will return to sit with parents following worship.

Parents’ Night Out – Will return in September

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. The first Southminster Parents’ Night Out for 2017/2018 is on Friday, September 21.

Mom 2 Mom – Will return in September

Fellowship for Moms and a time to discuss the struggles of parenting and raising our children within the Christian faith. Childcare is provided in the Nursery. Meets 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 difficulty, please talk to one of our staff.

Vacation Bible School

During this VBS, children will experience the ride of a lifetime with God on the Rolling River Rampage.

Date: June 24 – 27

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ages: 3 years – entering 5th grade

(older youth may sign up to volunteer)

Questions? If you need more information or have questions, please contact Kim Catchpole, Interim Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries
(kim@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.