“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
~ Mark 9:37
We take great care in helping children become true disciples of Jesus Christ. Our Sunday School programs engage them in their faith by teaching the hope and grace of God’s Word and having lots of fun. Each week, we reinforce what Jesus taught the little children: God loves you!
Summer Sunday School
June 2-August 5
9 and 10:45AM services
It's important to provide opportunities for kids to hear about Jesus in the classroom, but at VPC we highly value the opportunity to have all genearations in worship. Kids entering 2nd grade and up are invited to stay in worship. We welcome this time for parents to model participation in worship.
Children 3y.o-5th graders are invited to join in our wonderful teachers following the children's message at 9 or 10:45 worship. Fall Sunday school date will be announced soon. Please register your children for the year. From infants through high school, help us get the information we need!
2019-20 Dates - May 26. August 11, September 1, December 29
January 5, April 12, and May 24
We want children at VPC to know that they are welcome in our House of Worship. The presence of children in worship is a gift to the church. Children 3y.o. and up get to worship with our whole church family on these dates
Nursery: Infants through 18 months, Sundays 8:45AM until noon
Toddlers: 18 months through 2 years, Sundays during 9AM and 10:30AM services only
Here infants and toddlers are introduced to their church home. We provide them with a safe and enjoyable environment, giving you peace of mind while you to participate in church activities.
Food and Snacks
We serve snacks to the toddlers during their time with us. Due to the seriousness of food allergies, we maintain a NUT-FREE environment. Therefore, we respectfully ask that you do not send any food with your children (except infants).
Each child should have a small bag/pack that easily fits on nursery shelf. We recommend putting your name somewhere on the bag. Suggested items include: bottles, change of clothes, pacifier, diapers/wipes, and a favorite blanket.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Our Family workshops are a way to partner with families to empower them as intentional leaders in their child(ren)'s faith-walk to grow lifelong Disciples of Christ.
We want to walk alongside parents, partnering with them and supporting them as they guide their children/youth in their faith journey by providing common experiences, tips and techniques, and opportunities to communicate and learn together.
Workshop dates coming soon!
Registration is now full! Please contact Marie Bitticks to be put on the wait list.
Session II -- Mini EXPLORERS! (3-5 year olds)
Tuesdays, April 23-May 14
Mini EXPLORERS! is a great extended day opportunity for preschoolers. Children will have fun exploring the Bible through active, hands on activities and music.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Roar: Life is wild-God is good!
Vacation Bible School 2019
June 24-28, 8:30AM-Noon
Ages 3 years to 5th Grade
Cost: $30 | $75 after June 10
Even though life gets wild, God is good. Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-fun Gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we'll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life - something we call God sightings. Email Tina with questions.
October 2019 - Dates coming soon! Thanks to all of our volunteers for a successful 2018 year!
Email Tina Gilbreath with questions
How will you decorate your trunk this year? Join hundreds of other costumed families and go from trunk to trunk in a fun, friendly, and safe environment. If you're interested in helping please contact Tina.
Oasis Kids! is a safe and fun environment to learn about the world in creative ways. Your child will build, craft, draw, sing and just have fun while our staff members teach them more about the love of Jesus Christ!
Not only will you feel engaged, you'll also help children take the first steps of the most important journey in their lives. We ask each Sunday School family to prayerfully consider helping out a few times each semester. You can choose from the list below, and some things can be done at home. Email or if you would like help selecting a ministry area. Otherwise, follow the links!
- Sunday School Teacher/Co-Teacher for all classes from 3 years old through 5th grade during 9AM and 10:30AM worship services
- Nursery Volunteers
- Substitute Teachers
- Greeters (weekly and for special occasions)
- Oasis Kids
The safety of your children is of critical concern to us. As such we require all Children's Ministry volunteers to complete various training programs and submit to a thorough background check. The VPC Protection Policy outlines in detail the processed in place to keep our kids safe.
We also employ Simple Church Check-In, a computerized check-in system that adds an increased layer of safety and peace of mind. You can register quickly for this at one of our computer check-in stations on Sunday morning.