Northminster Kids

The Children’s Ministries’ Mission:
To teach and nurture children to grow in their faith in God.

Core values:

    • INCLUSIVE AND ACCEPTING: Strive to see our children and youth through the eyes of God, foster a welcoming atmosphere and embrace the individuality and uniqueness of all children of God.
    • LOVING: Create an environment where children and youth know the love of God and share that love with others.
    • SPIRITUALLY ENGAGING: Engage the children and youth to grow in their relationships with God, friends, and family.

Looking for a way to get plugged in to the life & ministry of Northminster?

Join us in Northminster Kids! There’s lots of opportunities available and it’s always a team approach! To volunteer or ask a question, click on the button to contact Jennifer Filpi,  Director of Children and Family Ministries.

Nursery

Northminster provides nursery services for infants through preschoolers so that adult caregivers can participate in the church services and church activities. Nursery care is available for all regular service times and other events as scheduled. The nursery is staffed with experienced childcare workers who provide a loving, caring environment. A brief lesson is provided each week and adult caregivers are provided additional resources to use at home.

Sunday School

For 3-year-olds through 5th graders, Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9:30 am.

In Summer 2024, we will be hold an Intergenerational Sunday School Class and will study parables.  Each class is a stand-alone lesson– not a part of a series. Come when you can!

For children, Northminster uses a team approach to teaching Sunday School. Our curriculum, Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living, uses music, art, science, movement, and cooking to explore God’s Word! We will explore a Biblical Practice for about 4-6 weeks as a church. We incorporate mission projects and gather for intergenerational Sunday School regularly. This Follow Me Sunday School class will resume in September 2024.

 

Sign your child or your children up for Sunday School.

Prayground

We invite children to use this space to worship God during our service. You will find children’s Bibles, coloring sheets, and various activities to help our children engage in worship. An adult facilitator will sit in this space during this time to help these children. We also invite parents and grandparents to sit near this space to help each child participate in worship.

You can pick-up a coloring sheet or sermon notes at church from the worship bag cart! 

First Sunday Gathering

A monthly gathering for kids & for parents. Gather each month for community & connection. Schedule: 6:00-7:30pm (6:00-6:30pm Dinner for all! & 6:30-7:30pm Activities)

  • Each month has a different theme! Friends are ALWAYS welcome!
  • Kids Gathering: Come spend some time with friends! Enjoy fellowship, fun, mission, and dinner together!
  • Parents Small Group: Honest Conversations with other parents about life, faith, kids, and parenting.

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise – A choir music program for students! Open to elementary age & middle schoolers. This group will learn music and grow in faith. They will prepare to sing in worship during the fall. Come make a Joyful Noise!

  • Meets Sundays following worship 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Sundays, January 7 – May 19 (does not meet on January 28, February 25, March 24, March 31, April 7, & May 12)
  • Location: Choir Room

Special Events for Kids and Families

  • Advent Workshop
  • Lent Workshop
  • Easter Eggstravaganza
  • Back-to-School Blessing
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat
  • Family Game Nights
  • Intergenerational Gatherings
  • Mission Projects
  • Parent’s Night Together
  • First Sundays: Northminster Kids

Northminster Day School (NDS)

Established in 1984, this education ministry is for preschool-aged children. Northminster Day School (NDS) is dedicated to providing children of our congregation and community with a Christian-based education through a variety of learning experiences that nurture the emotional, physical and spiritual development of a child. Classes are for children aged twelve-months-old to five-years-old.