Children’s Activities at Highland Presbyterian Church

Sunday School - Through the love and inspiration of our Sunday School Teachers, our children’s Sunday School classes teach children how much God loves them as well as the “basic” Bible stories!  Sunday school classes meet from 9:30-10:30 on Sunday mornings during the school year and during the 11:00 worship service in the summers!  Here are the meeting locations of each class:

               Preschool: Children’s Wing, Room 200

               Kindergarten: Children’s Wing, Room 202 (Ms. Walker’s Class)

               1st & 2nd grade: Children’s Wing, Room 203 (Chapel)

               3rd & 4th grade: Children’s Wing, Room 203b (access through the chapel)

               5th grade: Youth Ministry and Mission Center, Classroom 1

Children’s Music Ministry – Each Wednesday night from 5:30-6:15, children aged 4 – 5th grade are invited to participate in one of our music ensembles at Highland! Through music, dance, and play, children learn more about God and develop an appreciation for the beauty of music!  Children are also invited to lead worship through music throughout the school year! 

               Joyful Noise (for 4-year-olds and Kindergarten): Children’s Wing, Room 202

               Hallelujah Choir (for 1st and 2nd graders): Children’s Wing, Room 203

               Lyric Choir (for 3rd-5th graders): Choir Room

For more information, contact Amanda Boyd (amandaboyd522@gmail.com)

               RootsRoots is a service and fellowship group for children who are considered “tweens” (3rd-5th grade).  They are called roots because we believe this is the age where the seeds of faith planted in childhood begin to take “root” in order to shape the rest of our life of faith!  This group meets most Sunday afternoons from 3:30-4:45 in the Fall.  Contact Doodle for a schedule (doodle.harris@hpclouisville.org)

Family Activities – About every other month, HPC offers activities specifically for parents and children!  Check out our newsletter and weekly e-mails for information about upcoming family activities!  Here are our next two:

  • Big Wheels – Sept. 17th 3:00-5:00.  We close half of the church parking lot to cars and open it to all other “wheels” like bicycles, roller blades, wagons, scooters, strollers, etc.  Plus, we’ll have sidewalk chalk and snacks!  If you prefer not to “wheel” around, bring your “soccer mom” chairs and sit and chat!
  • Advent Workshop and Dinner – Get your family and friends ready for the Christmas Season by joining us December 4th!  From 3:30-5:00, we’ll have crafts for families (like Christmas ornaments!).  From 5:00-5:45 dinner is free for everyone!  From 5:45-6:30 we’ll have a fun worship service let by our middle schoolers!  Come for one part or all of it! 

 Worship Classes- Each Fall, we offer worship classes for our 1st-3rd graders to prepare them for participating in worship each Sunday!  These classes take place during the 11:00 worship service from Sunday August 21st – October 9th this year.  We review the “how’s” and “why’s” for all parts of worship including communion and baptism! 

 Christmas Pageant  - Each year, our children produce a creative retelling of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus! All children 3-years-old – 5th grade are invited to participate!  This year, the pageant is on Sunday, Dec. 18th at 3:00 p.m.!  Preschool-aged children are invited to be animals in the pageant and will have one rehearsal Saturday morning, Dec. 17th for 30 minutes (time TBD).  Children Kindergarten – 5th grade will practice their parts for the pageant in Sunday School beginning Nov. 27th and continuing each Sunday morning!

 Children’s Musical – Each Spring, our children ages Kindergarten – 5th grade produce a musical for the church!  They learn the music, decorate the set, get speaking parts, and practice together weekly on Sundays from 3:00-4:45! Rehearsals begin Sunday, 22nd and the musical is Sunday, March 5th.  Rehearsal CD’s go home mid-December!  The director is Amanda Boyd!  Please contact her if your child would like to participate (amandaboyd522@gmail.com).

 Parents’ Gathering – On the 1st Wednesdays of each month, parents are invited to gather in the Memorial lounge from 5:30-6:15!  We can discuss specific topics of parenting or we can simply enjoy each other’s company!  Children can either attend choir or babysitting during this gathering time!

 Vacation Bible School – Each Summer children who are potty-trained-3’s through graduated 5th graders gather at Highland for a 4-day Vacation Bible School!  We delve into Bible stories through art, drama, multi-media, recreation, science, and music!   Keep checking newsletters and e-mail to see when dates are announced!

 Nursery – During most activities at HPC, children too young to participate can receive care in our nursery (Children’s Wing, room 201).  We have trained babysitters  who get to know and love our children during worship, adult education opportunities, and other activities.  Check the church newsletter for which events offer babysitting! 

 Resources – At Highland, we feel that part of our job is equipping children and families to grow in their faith and to learn more about God!  Periodically, we give our resources to families who worship including a family devotional for Preschoolers , a children’s Bible to Kindergarteners, and an “adult” bible to 5th graders. If you’d like for your children to receive any of these, please contact Doodle!

If you have any questions or would like any additional information about these events, please contact Doodle Harris, associate pastor for Christian Education (doodle.harris@hpclouisville.org) or Ann Holmes, Christian Education Assistant (ann.holmes@hpclouisville.org)