"But Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." ~ Matthew 19:14
Children are the heirs to our faith and the future of Christ's church.
Children and Youth are encouraged to develop a faith in God and to expresss this faith through service to others. Through worship, education, music, missions and ministry, Thomas Presbyterian Church's children and youth are led by dedicated adults who enjoy helping them grow in their love for God, God's world, and God's people. To this end, Thomas Presbyterian Church offers activities and learning experiences for children from birth through 5th grade and for youth.
(Birth to age 3)
Thomas Presbyterian Church's Nursery is located on the second floor of the Sanctuary building. It is staffed from 8:45 - 11:30AM to allow parents to participate in the 9:00AM Sunday School time and in the 10:00AM Worship Service. The Nursery is a bright cheerful space located outside the Sanctuary. The Nursery staff meets Thomas Church's high standards in providing care for your children.
(Preschool through 5th grade)
Thomas Presbyterian Church knows that all of its members are teachers by our example. Our members understand the importance for all of us to continue growing in our faith and discipleship, so we can continue to help children grow in theirs. Our committed and dedicated Sunday School teachers and helpers, using age appropriate games, crafts and Bible stories, play an important role in helping the children grow in their faith.
Children attend the 10:00AM Worship Service with their parents
and are dismissed following the Children's Message Time to attend Sunday School.
(6th, 7th & 8th Grades)
The Confirmation Class begins to prepare students for a more personal walk with Christ and his Word. The dedicated leaders of the Confirmation Class not only teach students about God's Word, but also provide instruction about the Presbyterian faith and engage students in projects designed to serve others. Upon completion of this class, students are invited to join Thomas Presbyterian Church.
This class meets in the Meeting House (next door to the Sanctuary building) at 9:00AM Sunday mornings.
Children and Youth Activities
Thomas Presbyterian Church also believes that children and youth grow in their faith as they participate in church-based activities that bring them together with Christian leaders and participants. Activities for children, youth and families include:
Annual Hot Dog Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt
Vacation Bible School
Wild World of Animals
Trunk or Treat at Halloween
Christmas Puppet Show
Children, Youth and their Families are always welcome
at special events like the Car Cruises and the Annual Pig Roast and Car Show
Thomas Presbyterian Church invites all children and youth to Sunday School, Worship and our events and activities where there is nothing more wonderful than hearing their squeals of delight and giggles or seeing smiles on their faces.You and your children and youth are always welcome at Thomas Presbyterian Church.
Thomas Presbyterian Church is proud to be a sponsor of a Boy Scout troop that meets weekly in the Felloship Hall of the Sanctuary building. This wonderful group of boys has been involved in many projects at the church. They often provide set-up and clean-up and help serve meals for events and programs at Thomas Church. Scouts have built the deck on the Meeting House and erected the Cross on the Hill behind the church as part of their requirements to earn special badges or ranks within the scout program. The Boy Scouts also participate in worship at Thomas Church on a Sunday designated Boy Scout Sunday where they serve as greeters and ushers, as Children Message leaders or special presenters.
is served the first Sunday of the month at 10:00AM
Children's Sunday School
for children ages pre-school through 5th grade
meets during the 10:00AM Worship Service
Youth Confirmation Class and
Adult Sunday School meet at 9:00AM
Childcare is provided during the Adult Sunday School hour and the Sunday Morning Church Service for newborns to 3yrs old