Children & Family

Children and Families at John McMillan Presbyterian Church can participate in the All Church Retreat, Children’s Sunday School, Bibles for Children, Sacrament Classes, and Vacation Bible School. To read more about each of these opportunities, click the corresponding plus sign.
 

Kids Klub

Kids Klub is a high energy youth group for kids in grades 3 – 6. The kids come on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00pm for an exciting time of learning about God, a delicious dinner –provided by a dedicated kitchen crew and a fun time of recreation in Fellowship Hall. The annual hay ride at Trax farm is a favorite activitiy, along with a family Thanksgiving service/dinner to raise money to buy an animal through Heifer International. In the spring the kids work on a service project with Meals on Wheels and race around for the annual Easter egg hunt which highlights the life of Jesus.
Kids are encouraged to invite their friends to come along too. The youth group meets in the fall from October – December and then for a winter/spring Session that runs January – March.

All Church Retreat

 
All Church Retreat is held at Camp Crestfield , located near Slippery Rock, PA. We meet in February where we have “Snow Much Fun!” Watch our web site for announcements.

Children’s Sunday School

Kids of all ages are invited to attend Church School on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am – 10:30 am September -through the end of May.
 
Classes are available for Preschool through High School, with nursery care for little ones.
 
Our Church School curriculum is Bible-based material with hands on learning for the kids.
 
We are thankful for our dedicated team of teachers and helpers who bless the children in so many ways

Classrooms and Teachers

Room 6: Pre Kindergarten Teachers: Cheri Clark and Laura Waterstram
Room 9: K/1st Teachers: Rose Previs and Megan Lewis
Room 18: 2nd/5th Grade Teachers: Carol Cowser
Room 3: 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Teachers: Ken Clark
Room 8: High School Teachers: Zach Smith, Caitlin Smith
Children’s Ministry Team: 2015-2016
 
Church School Greeters:
Peg Graeser, Coordinator with JR & Nicole Harris, Emilee Little
 
Christian Education Committee Members:
Hugh Given
 
Elders:
Connie Smith, Toni Sulkowski, Barb Clark and Director of Discipleship Matt Fricker

Children’s Bibles

Bibles are given out to 4-5 year olds at the Preschool and to the third grade children.
 
This year the Bibles will be given to the third graders during worship in September.
 
The Adventure Bible takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God.
 
Here’s a Quick Guide Through the Features
Life in Bible Times–Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
Words to Treasure–Highlights great verses to memorize
Did You Know?–Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word and the life of faith
People in Bible Times–Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
Live It!–Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
Twenty full-color pages–games, a scavenger hunt, and other Bible fun, with a jungle safari theme
Book introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible
Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
Color map section to help locate places in the Bible
 
Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
 
Life in Bible Times–Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
Words to Treasure–Highlights great verses to memorize
Did You Know?–Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word and the life of faith
People in Bible Times–Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
Live It!–Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
Twenty full-color pages–games, a scavenger hunt, and other Bible fun, with a jungle safari theme
Book introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible
Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
Color map section to help locate places in the Bible
 
Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
 

Sacrament Class

This class, which generally meets in the spring, teaches children from Kindergarten through 6th grade, along with their parents, the meaning of communion and baptism.
The class meets for two weeks after church (12:15-1:00) and then the children participate in communion during worship the following week.
 
A sign up sheet will be in the Narthex or contact the church office.

Vacation Bible School

 
 
June 26-30, 2017 from 9:00am – 12:00 Noon. This year we will be traveling to Camp Kilimanjaro, where the kids will join us on an epic expedition through the Proverbs, where they will hear, see, touch, feel, and even smell the wisdom from God. Hands on service projects and many other activities will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other! Registration begins next Sunday, May 7th for children age 3 (with one year preschool experience) through completed 6th grade. Cost is $8.00 per child May 7-May 22; $15.00 May 22-June 15 and $25.00 after June 15. Volunteers are also needed. If you have completed 7th grade, you can help in the classroom or work with crafts, music or recreation. Contact: the John McMillan Church office with questions. (412-833-4704)