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

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

Confirmation – Eighth Grade

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

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

Created By God Workshop

Exploring the Sacraments – First & Second Grades

Parents and Children participate in an afternoon workshop and children are welcomed to the Lord’s Table in worship.

Practicing Our Faith – Fourth & Fifth Grades

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

Caring for Others – Second Grade

A hands-on event for parents and children.

Praying Together – Four Year Olds

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

Worshiping Together – Rising First Grade

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