Families with Young Children

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 elementary aged 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.

Take 5 Parenting Podcast

Second Pres. is dropping a podcast! Be on the lookout and subscribe for all the parenting tidbits. Episodes will drop on the 5th, 15th, and 25th with a meaningful five minutes to discuss family and faith. Just go to whatever app you use to listen to podcasts and subscribe. They are free.

Families With Young Children Summer Opportunities!

June 2 – August 19
Since our summer schedules can be kind of scattered and we may not make it to church as often, here are some things we’ve planned for you to do at home with your family to keep the faith alive and well over the summer! Visit the Families With Young Children Bulletin Board (across from the Library) for these materials and more info.

Flat Jesus

“Take me with you on vacation to the beach, the park and even the gas station. Snap a pic and include me too. Remember I am always with you!” Come get your own Flat Jesus today from the Families with Young Children bulletin board. Wherever you go, take a picture and post on Facebook & Instagram with the hashtag #JourneyWithJesus2019.

Reading & Reflecting

A summer book read for families! Keep the faith alive at home or on vacation this summer. Each week you attend church this summer, borrow a book to read with your family. Find the questions inside to guide your family in a faith based discussion at home or during your travels (perfect for a road trip)! Books will be available in the church office starting June 2.

Summer Bingo

Grab a Bingo card from the FWYC bulletin board, and all summer long try to spot the items or complete the tasks on the card. Once you get Bingo, bring it to Pastor Jen for a prize!

Connections Sunday School Class

Connections will break over the summer months. We will resume August 25.

Fall Kick-off Dates

August 14, 5:30 p.m.
dinner, parent meeting, childcare

August 18, 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School Kickoff
for all ages in the Great Hall

August 18, 4:00 p.m.
All-Church Kickoff Party
dinner, activities, entertainment for all ages

August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Choir First Rehearsal
PreK-4 through 5th grade

August 25, 9:30 a.m.
Playtime with Parents
playground social

September 5, 6:45 p.m.
Dads’ Trivia Night; Moms’ Night Out
childcare at the church

September 7, 9:00 a.m.
Extreme Ring
children’s handbell workshop, grades 3-5

September 11, 18 & 25, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays Together
dinner, education for all ages, no children’s choir

September 20, 6:00 p.m.
Spy Kids Kick-off and Lock-in
4th and 5th grades

September 29, 12:15 p.m.
All-Church Picnic at Ferncliff Camp
potluck fellowship and activities for all ages

Stay Connected

For up to date info and reminders for current happenings and events with Families with Young Children text spclr to 84576 or e-mail jenevans@secondpreslr.org.

Also, follow us on Facebook & Instagram to keep up with what we’ve got planned! @SPLRFamiliesWithYoungChildren