Children's Ministries

Join our robust Children's Ministries on Sunday mornings and our upcoming events for music, games, and Bible stories as we celebrate "The Adventure of Following Jesus!" 

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Nursery and Sunday School classes are available for Infants through 5th grade.

Nursery

In the nursery, care is provided for infants, creepers, wobblers, and toddlers. Infants generally begin attending at 12 weeks of age, or when the parent and/or physician feel it is appropriate for the infant to be left. No reservation is needed.

Children are placed in classes according to their age and development; therefore, nursery children may experience class adjustments as they develop throughout the year. Parents will be notified when a class change is necessary. Children who turned two years old after September 1 will remain in the nursery until the next program year.

If you would like your child to be included on the Sunday School Roster, please complete a registration form at the Ark Adventures Welcome Desk (all are invited) or click here to register.

8:30 AM WORSHIP HOUR

All Aboard Nursery
Room 118
12 weeks to 24 months

All Aboard Preschool
Room 104
Two years old to Pre-kindergarten

 

9:45 AND 11:15 AM WORSHIP HOURS

KANGAROOS
Kangaroos I (Infants) Room 110
Birth Dates: October 2017- Present

Kangaroos II Room 118
Birth Dates: June 2017– September 2017

BEARS (Creepers)
Bears I Room 117
Birth Dates: November 2016 – May 2017

Bears II Room 109
Birth Dates: June 2016 – October 2016

ELEPHANTS
Elephants I Room 108
Birth Dates: January 2016 – May 2016

PRESCHOOL WORSHIP HOUR 9:45 AND 11:15 AM

TURTLES
Turtles I Room 105
Birth Dates: March 2015 – August 2015

Turtles II Room 104
Birth Dates: September 2014 – February 2015

GIRAFFES
Giraffes I Room 112
Birth Dates: March 2014– August 2014

Giraffes II Room 113
Birth Dates: September 2013 – February 2014

ZEBRAS
Zebras I Room 114
Birth Dates: March 2013– August 2013

Zebras II Room 115
Birth Dates: February 2013 and Older

ELEPHANTS
Elephants II (Toddlers) Room 107
Birth Dates: September 2015 – December 2015

Preschool

Ark Adventures is our Sunday morning program for preschoolers, children who are 2 years old prior to September 1, through pre-Kindergarten. All preschool classes use a faith-based curriculum that focuses on building the character of God into the lives of our children. Our program is designed to accommodate children who attend Sunday School for multiple hours while their parents worship one hour and serve or attend a class during another. Our Biblical lesson provides the foundation for the entire morning, but different activities and formats are utilized during each hour.

Your preschooler is invited to join us every Sunday as we walk through the Bible and discover the love of Jesus Christ! During the 9:45 hour the children enjoy learning and participating in an interactive Bible story, including prayer and praising God. Followed with an age appropriate activity that complements the lesson and then they have a snack together.

At the 11:15 hour the children attend Preschool Praise Time as they gather together and experience the community of Christ. Through singing songs, a Bible Story, puppets, collecting offering, and play time, we are reminded that Jesus is the light of the world. This hour offers a second opportunity of enrichment in a new and exciting way.

Click here to register for the Sunday School Roster.

Delighted in You

Delighted in You is an MDPC Kids Original Series for young children. Through Storytelling, Treasure Hunt, a special guest, quiet life experiences and Scruffy, we’ll learn more about Jesus’s love for us.

Join us every other Wednesday for a new episode airing on MDPC Kid’s Ministries YouTube Channel at 6a.

 

8:30 AM WORSHIP HOUR

ALL ABOARD Preschool
Room 104
Two years old to Pre-kindergarten

9:45 AND 11:15 AM WORSHIP HOURS

TURTLES
Turtles I, Room 105
Birthdates: March 2019-August 2019

Turtles II, Room 104
Birthdates: September 2018-February 2019

GIRAFFES
Giraffes I, Room 112
Birthdates: March 2018-August 2018

Giraffes II, Room 113
Birthdates: September 2017-February 2018

ZEBRAS
Zebras I, Room 114
Birthdates: March 2017-August 2017

Zebras II, Room 115
Birthdates: February 2017 and Older

NURSERY 9:45 AND 11:15 AM WORSHIP HOURS

KANGAROOS
Kangaroos I (Infants), Room 110 (in 2021)
Birthdates: October 2019-Present

Kangaroos II (Creepers), Room 118
Birthdates: June 2021-September 2021

BEARS
Bears I (Wobblers), Room 117
Birthdates: November 2020-May 2021

Bears II (Toddlers), Room 109
Birthdates: June 2020-October 2020

ELEPHANTS
Elephants I (Toddlers), Room 108
Birthdates: January 2020-May 2020

Elephants II (Older Toddlers), Room 107
Birthdates: September 2019-December 2019

 
 
 

Elementary

The Galaxy is our Sunday School morning program for children in Kindergarten through the Fifth Grade at the 9:45 and 11:15 hours. In The Galaxy, we use a gospel-centered curriculum to teach the children about Who God is by studying His word and important stories throughout the Bible. Our goal is to help every child learn more about the Bible and its relevance to their lives. In starting this part of their faith journey early in elementary school, we pray that each child will experience God in a very real, tangible way.

Click here to register for the Sunday School roster.

THE ZONE

The Zone is our Elementary Game Room. This area will be open Sundays for supervised play beginning at 9:30 AM until 9:45 AM| 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM.

FIRST SERVICE HOUR: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Kid’s 1st-5th Grade will learn how to praise God through song and dance, engage in the art of visual storytelling through skits and dynamic teaching, and participate in epic games.

SECOND SERVICE HOUR: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Kid’s 1st-5th Grade will begin in their designated grade level classes for small group connection with their peers and teachers. They will receive the Bible lesson, valuable discussion and connecting craft or object lesson.

KINDERGARTEN ROOM 209: 9:45 AM AND 11:15 AM

Kids who are currently enrolled in Kindergarten are invited to attend Kindergarten Sunday School in Room 209. They will learn age-appropriate Bible lessons, sing worship songs, play, and create. This is the only age group in Elementary who can attend for two service hours.

Special Needs/Adoption

 

Kaleidoscope Special Needs Ministry

Our Ministry

Kaleidoscope Special Needs Ministry exists to serve families of children with special needs by providing individualized support, tailored to the unique needs of each child, so that every member of the family may enjoy worship, learning, and fellowship. To learn more about Kaleidoscope Special Needs Ministry or volunteer opportunities, contact Keri Mosk at .

Parents' Night Out

All children with special needs, ages 3-months to 14 years, are invited to join us for Parents Night/Day Out! This is an opportunity for parents to enjoy some time away while their kids are lovingly cared for by our well-trained staff and volunteers. Children will have fun with new friends as they learn of God’s love!

This program is intended for children with special needs, ages 3-months to 14 years. Siblings, ages 3-months to 12 years, are welcome.

For a schedule of events, please contact Keri Mosk at .

Safe Haven Foster Care/Adoption Support Ministry

Our Ministry

The Safe Haven Ministry exists to educate, encourage, and empower foster and adoptive families.

Support Group

The Safe Haven Support Group meets the second Monday evening of most months. Dinner and childcare are provided. Contact Keri Mosk at for more information.

Parents' Night Out

All foster and adoptive families are invited to join us for Parents Night/Day Out! This is an opportunity for parents to enjoy some time away while their kids are lovingly cared for by our well-trained staff and volunteers. Children will have fun with new friends as they learn of God’s love!
This program is intended for children, ages 3-months to 12 years, who are in foster care or have been adopted. Siblings, ages 3-months to 12 years, are welcome.
For a schedule of events, please contact Keri Mosk at .

 

Childcare Plus

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church provides care for infants and young children that contributes to their well-being, complements and strengthens the Christian nurturing they receive at home, and builds trust in people and the world. This care is provided to allow parents to participate in Worship and activities sponsored by church.

All church groups desiring to have childcare provided for an activity held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church must arrange for it through the Child Care Plus office, and must abide by the policies outlined and approved by the Session of MDPC. If a group desires to have childcare provided for an off-site church function, prior written permission must be received from the Director of Children’s Ministries programs.

Individuals belonging to groups for which childcare has been approved must make advance reservations for their children by contacting Mimi Wells, CCP Director, at or 713-490-9266.

Work with Our Children!

 

Internship Opportunities

Internship Description
MDPC Children’s Ministries is…
A loving, safe, creative and fun community
Guided by the Holy Spirit as we prayerfully study the ways of Christ
To engage and equip our children and families
To be compassionate in service and generous in BLESSing others

Purpose:

  • To provide an opportunity for learning, training and discernment for future vocational and volunteer ministry with children and families.
  • An opportunity to develop relationships with the MDPC children and families that impacts their faith development and church experiences.
  • To play an integral part in the planning and implanting of the summer programming for the Children of MDPC.
Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to SERVE in Children’s Ministries!

Childcare Protection Training

If you are a volunteer and need to complete the Child Protection Training, please click on the link below. PLEASE NOTE: your training is not complete until you take the test after you have watched the video. After you pass the test notification will be sent to MDPC regarding your completion of the training and the test.

Take the Child Protection Training Test

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Poysky.

Events

 

 

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