Children's Ministry at Colbert Presbyterian Church
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Colbert Presbyterian Church

4211 E. Colbert Rd.
Colbert, WA 99005
509-468-9923


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Our Mission
 
To provide opportunities for children and families to worship,
engage with God’s Word, pray, serve and have fun together.


Our Purpose
To give children the opportunity to know Jesus Christ and
develop a relationship with Him, as Lord and Savior.


Our Methods

  • Trust that God is already at work

  • Undergird the ministry in prayer

  • Have confidence in the priesthood of all believers*
     
  • Create a safe environment

  • Teach Bible stories, principles and values, and memorize Scripture

  • Help children apply what they learn in the Bible to their everyday lives

  • Teach children how to use their Bibles

  • Teach about and do missions and giving

  • Develop a sense of family

  • Be serious about our purposes
     
  • Serve with joy

  • Have fun

  • Keep it simple
           
  • Coordinate with, support and be supported by fellow children’s ministry leaders and leaders in other ministry areas


* “Priesthood of all believers” is the belief that, through Christ, all believers have access to God and can minister for God.  It is based on I Peter 2:9: “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”


Overview of Programs


 
Nursery care is available for children up to three years old during the worship service and the education hour on Sunday mornings.  Nursery care is also available during many of our special services and events. 
 
Children’s Worship takes place during the sermon and congregational prayer time of the worship service.  Children ages 3 through third grade are invited to join two adult volunteer leaders for an age-appropriate worship experience that includes listening to and responding to God’s Word as it is shared using simple wooden figures and a Biblically based script.
 
Sunday School is our Sunday morning education program for preschoolers through sixth graders and takes place during the education hour (10:50 am - noon). Children in preschool through fourth grade are given the opportunity to respond to God’s Word through hands-on “discovery stations” that cater to a variety of learning styles and interests while children in fifth and sixth grade participate in a special catechism class, in which they explore the tenets of the Christian faith. Prayer and friendship-building are important elements of Sunday school for all ages.
 
Lighthouse Kids: Prayer and Worship usually takes place on the second Wednesday of the month and is from 6 to 8 p.m. Lighthouse Kids includes a hearty snack and small group sharing time, followed by a lively worship time, which includes singing, prayer and a Bible lesson.
 
Kids’ Service Nights typically take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m.  Service Nights are for children in first through sixth grade and include dinner, games, and hands-on service projects. 
 
*During our Wednesday evening programs, child care is provided for younger children so that parents can have the opportunity to do something to spiritually nourish themselves or simply have some quiet time.  (Children must be potty-trained for parents to leave the church campus.)
 
Thursday Morning Childcare is available for children whose moms participate in the Thursday morning women’s Bible study, which takes place from 9:30 am to 11:30 am during the school year.   
 
MOPS Kids is the program for children whose moms participate in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), which meets once per month, generally on the first Friday of each month.
 
Colbert Co-Op is our Christian cooperative preschool that meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to noon.
 
Mini Vacation Bible School is a three-day VBS program for three year-olds through rising first graders.  Mini VBS usually takes place in early June, before most schools get out for the summer.

Fall Calendar


Sept. 9 (Su)                Children’s Ministry Servant Leader Orientation
                                    (following worship and all-church potluck)
 
Sept. 12 (Wed)           Lighthouse Kids, 6-8 pm
  
Sept. 16 (Su)              Presentation of Bibles to Kindergarteners & Newcomers
                                   (during worship) 
                                   Sunday School Begins (10:50-11:50 am)
 
Sept. 26 (W)               Kids’ Service Night, 6-8 pm
 
Oct. 10 (W)                 Lighthouse Kids: Prayer and Worship
 
Oct. 24 (W)                 Kids’ Service Night
 
Nov. 14 (W)                Lighthouse Kids
 
Nov. 28 (W)                Kids’ Service Night
 
Dec. 12 (W)                Lighthouse Kids
 
Dec. 16 (Su)               Christmas Caroling Caravan!

Dec 23(Su)                 All-Church Christmas Brunch
                                   (at approximately 10:50 am)

 
 
*Stay tuned for information about 2019 programs and events!
 
 
 

Questions or concerns?

 
Please feel free to contact any member of our Children’s Ministry Committee or one of our pastors.  Also, please know that parents are always welcome to accompany their children at any time to any children’s ministry program or event.  
 
2018-2019 Children’s Ministry Committee

Lexi Beechinor

Sarah Brody, Children’s Ministry Elder

Mary Ann Keith, Moppets Coordinator
 
Bethany Mason

Janet Neder, Children’s Ministry Director

Elizabeth Peterson

Sarah Seidel

 

 


 

 
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