The mission for Families with Young Children Ministry is to nurture the faith of the whole family through fellowship, outreach, and study opportunities. Our ministry focuses on families with young children, particularly families with infants through 5th grade kids.
While we are able to grow spiritually through worship and Christian Education classes at Second Presbyterian, this ministry gives families a chance to get to know other families in the same stage of life and walk in faith together, as well as get to know one another on a social level. They say “it takes a village” to raise a child, so let’s work on building that village here together.
Our programing changes frequently, and there is always something going on! Visit our Facebook or Instagram @SPLRFamiliesWithYoungChildren pages for current happenings, or opt to receive the eConnect, our bi-weekly email by contacting Sharon Howard. You can also TEXT spclr to 84576 to receive text reminders when we have events. See below of a sampling of what we’ve usually got going on!
Connections Adult Sunday School Class
Connections is a laid back, discussion based Sunday school class for adults to discuss life, family, parenting, current events, and everything in the middle. We discuss, learn, and grow together as we seek to live more faithfully. None of us are “experts” but we all have stories to share as we discuss our lives in the larger narrative of God’s story. The class meets at 9:50 a.m. in Room 62.
You can expect family meetups, service projects, Sunday Dinners, preschool playdates, picnics, hikes, Bingo, craft and game nights (to name a few), and seemingly a new surprise every month.
Moms Night Out
We all need mom friends! Once a month, moms meet up to hang out, vent our frustrations, share our struggles, or just catch up and enjoy some non-work, non-kid interaction. Location varies each month and include grabbing a bite around town, craft and game nights, backyard campfires and more.
Dads Night Out
Dads need community, too! Once a month, guys meet up to catch up with each other and solve the world’s problems. They’ve historically met at Mellow Mushroom for Trivia. Venues may change and include backyards and restaurants depending on current conditions and comfort levels. To be added to the list for current plans, contact Dania Edwards.
‘Family helps Family’ Offerings
This group of offerings may consist of parenting workshops, book clubs, bible studies, prayer group, Zoom calls throughout the pandemic and other means of ongoing support that we give parents and families as they seek to grow in faith together and as we grow together as a community of faith.
Also, follow us on Facebook & Instagram to keep up with what we’ve got planned! @SPLRFamiliesWithYoungChildren