At Prince of Peace, we offer several options for young children to explore God’s word, make faith friends, and learn more about their church community. Classes kick off in September with Rally Day and end in May with a celebration to start the summer. Each option takes place during our 10a worship service.
Children’s Church is for preschool through 2nd grade
Children begin and end worship with their families but spend the sermon hearing an age-appropriate Bible story and enjoying a craft/activity.
Sunday School is for 3rd grade through 6th grade
Students also leave the sanctuary during the sermon and participate in a lesson focused on that day’s Gospel. Activities include Bible reading, discussion, prayer, and a game or two of Hangman.
Class leaders for both programs are dedicated church members. We’re always looking to add to our teaching team! If you’re interested please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. All of our teachers and any volunteers working with our youth have completed safe church training and background checks.
We don’t charge a fee for either program but encourage you to visit our Support Us tab for other ways to contribute.
During the seasons of Lent and Advent, we host special programs for students and their families to participate in:
Lenten Fair: Held on Palm Sunday before our worship service. Students make Easter baskets for shut-ins, play games, and hear the Easter Story.
Christmas Program: Held on the second Sunday in December during our worship service. The children and youth perform a play that tells the story of Christ’s birth and sing traditional Christmas carols with the congregation.
First Communion (3rd grade and older)
We offer communion in 3rd grade for children who want to experience how God comes to us in the bread and wine at the Lord’s table. Training begins with regular worship attendance and formally takes place with three one-hour classes on Sundays after church. Both children and parent(s)/sponsor(s) attend the sessions. Once classes are complete, the children will make their First Communion at a Sunday service and be celebrated by the congregation.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 27 - July 1, 2022
Our VBS program is a favorite annual event at Prince of Peace! It’s a fun and exciting week of learning and exploration through games, activities, singing, and stories. Our theme this year is Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor. Kids will take on the role of brave Knights and begin their quest each session, exploring Bible stories and discovering different pieces of protective armor and how it works in their own lives as they follow and serve God.
After a high-energy Opening Assembly time, the Knights make their way to the Bible Story Station. Students will complete their Quest by making their own art projects, singing songs, and exploring the science in the armor of God. Please note: Dinner will NOT be served this year, but we are offering a nightly snack.
Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor
Time: 6:00pm until 7:30pm
Cost: $5 per child, $15 per family
Ages: 4yrs thru 5th grade