Family Milestones Ministry

A Ministry of Spiritual Formation and Celebration for Children and Their Families.

The Children’s Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church has identified ten “milestones of faith” to mark significant ages and stages of a child’s spiritual journey. For each milestone, parents and children will have the opportunity to participate in an educational event and a family celebration. Parents will also be provided with written guides for use at home to support the learning that happens at church.

Celebrating Baptism

Following a child’s baptism the family will receive a special book and information about the Family Milestones Ministry.

Learning Together – Three Year Olds

August 27, 2017

Parents and children join for a special Celebration with a Bible presentation in the Sanctuary during Sunday School.

Confirmation – Eighth Grade

September 10, 2017 – February 25, 2018

A six-month program in which 8th graders engage with teachers, mentors, families, and peers to prepare to reaffirm their baptismal covenant, make a public profession of personal faith, and commit to live as disciples of Christ and responsible members of the community of faith.

Discovering God’s Word – Third & Fourth Grades

September 24 & 29, 2017

Each 3rd and 4th grader will receive a Bible as a gift from our congregation. Bibles will be presented during worship followed by a “Get to know your Bible” Lock-in on Friday.

Growing in God’s Plan – Fifth & Sixth Grades

January 26 & 27, 2018

Created By God Workshop – Friday, January 26 (5:30-9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, January 27 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Mandatory Parents Meeting – Sunday, January 21 (3:00-5:00 p.m.)

Exploring the Sacraments – First & Second Grades

January 28 & February 4, 2018

Parents and Children participate in an afternoon workshop on Sunday, January 28, and children are welcomed to the Lord’s Table at 11:00 a.m. worship on February 4.

Practicing Our Faith – Fourth & Fifth Grades

May 5, 2018

Overnight retreat at Ferncliff for 4th and 5th graders. Parents participate in opening hands-on activities.

Caring for Others – Second Grade

April 2018

A hands-on event for parents and children.

Praying Together – Four Year Olds

April 8 & 15, 2018

Parents and Children participate in a special activities during Sunday School hour to learn about different ways to pray.

Worshiping Together – Rising First Grade

August 20, 2018

Parents and Children participate in special activities to learn about our worship services.