Kids

In-Person Children’s Worship 10am on Sunday morning

Dear parents and friends,

We are excited to have our children with us each Sunday morning for in-person children’s worship! For the safety of all our children and volunteers and in accordance with CDC guidelines, we will be implementing new health and safety measures and protocols in addition to our current child protection policies and procedures. You can read our detailed reopening guide here. As a brief overview, these are things that will look different than they have in the past:

  1. All children 3yo and over, staff, and volunteers must wear a mask at all times.
  2. Our Nursery (Room 11) will be open from 8:30 -12:00 for children ages 0-2.
  3. Children’s choir will begin at 8:45 and all children ages 3yrs – 5th grade can be checked in and dropped off at Room 8.
  4. Children’s Sunday School will begin at 9am for ages 3 yrs – 5th grade (see below image for room numbers).
  5. Children are welcome to join in the worship service at 10am, and then children aged 3yrs – 3rd grade may leave from the Sanctuary (masks encouraged and singing allowed) or Fellowship Hall (masks required and no singing) at 10:10 to go to Children’s Church following the Children’s Message.
  6. Children who are not picked up from Children’s Church by 11:15am will be taken to the nursery during Hospitality Hour from 11am-12pm.

Warmly,

The Children’s Ministry Team

More about Covenant Kids Ministry: The Presbyterian Church has a rich tradition of reformed theology that shapes our worship and our church vision. Rooted in our tradition is a history of children’s education that is transformative and full of grace.

Covenant Kids

“At Covenant we believe that every page of scripture shows how people are broken, but loved and how God is in control. As a congregation, our theological vision is one that emphasizes this principle teaching of salvation: that even when we were bad, we received the good reward of salvation through Jesus Christ. God does not require us to first behave and then receive this reward. Rather, Christ behaved on our behalf when we were still broken, so that we could receive eternal life and live lives of freedom and love in response to this promise.”

Sunday Mornings

Children’s Choir (8:45am -9:00am in Room 8)

Sunday School (9:00am – 9:45am during the school year)

Sunday school is a chance for our children to dive deep into God’s word. Following choir, children break into age-groups learn more about Jesus’ love for them and God’s redemptive plan for his people. We use the Gospel Story curriculum that will ensure that each child will learn about God’s grace throughout the arc of scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, over a three year period through fun engaging lessons. 

Pick up your child in the children’s wing following Sunday School at 9:45.

Service and Outreach

Our children have opportunities to engage throughout the year in outreach and service projects in our community and beyond. We will share upcoming events on this page!

Our Team

Covenant Director of Children and Outreach – Molly Kathryn Cornelius

We are so excited to have Molly Kathryn Cornelius serving as our Children’s Director!

The Children’s Discipleship Elders is Ashley Huttula. David Hunsicker provides leadership in this area.

Q&A about Covenant Kids

What safety protocols are in place at Covenant Kids?

Your child’s safety is a priority for our entire team. Team leaders have all completed teacher trainings and background checks and are volunteers who love kids. Our nursery team are a team hired and trained by our Nursery Director, Beth Vest, who previously ran our Covenant Weekday Preschool and who leads our littlest children with love and integrity.

When you arrive at Covenant, easily sign your child into our at our Covenant Kids check-in, our church-wide child safety sign in system. Our check – in stations are located outside of the Sanctuary, or in our Children’s Wing. You can pick your child up using the tag that is printed for you each morning to help our team ensure your child is safe and delivered back to you after a wonderful morning experience.

Is there childcare at Covenant events?

Is there childcare at Covenant events?

We often have childcare at covenant events. Check our event calendar or email Beth Vest (bethvest@comcast.net) or Molly Kathryn Cornelius (mollykathryn.cornelius@covhsv.org).

Are there any schools at Covenant?

Covenant Weekday Preschool is a wonderful school full of rich heritage that has been operating for 60 years. For questions email our Preschool Director Miranda Wilkinson (miranda.wilkinson@covhsv.org).

Can I serve in Covenant Kids?

We would love to have you partner with us in ministry! Email Molly Kathryn Cornelius (mollykathryn.cornelius@covhsv.org) to express your interest and learn about next steps.

Find out more about Covenant’s Safety policies here.