We offer a variety of classes for all ages from nursery to our senior adults. Most of these classes happen during our church school hour at 9:30am each Sunday online, but there are plenty of educational opportunities throughout the week for you to take part in.
A nursery is provided during the church school hour as well as each Sunday morning worship service. When your child reaches the next age, you may move him/her up to the next class if you wish.
Our preschool children are together during church school, and for this age range, we use the PCUSA curriculum: Growing in God’s Love, A Bible Story curriculum.
Our elementary-aged children take part in the Workshop Rotation Model called "The Crossway.” This model provides an an adventure in Biblical learning by offering an in-depth study of stories that highlight different learning styles. The curriculum follows a five-year scope and sequence that focuses on Bible stories. The children study a new story every month and visit a different classroom each week. Children also memorize a verse each month that is associated with the story they are learning. The rooms we utilize include: Acts, Thou Art, Temple, Moved By the Spirit, Fourth Café, Sounds Divine, and Mission Possible.
In April of 2007, the session of Fourth Presbyterian Church approved a statement of Policy on Child Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse. Fourth Presbyterian is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, nurturing environment during events which are sponsored or co-sponsored by the church for all of its members, especially children and youth under the age of eighteen.
To that end, anyone who volunteers with children or youth more than five hours per year must agree to this policy and agree to a background screening. One-time training sessions are available for congregation members and can be arranged for individuals as needed.
Parents of young children, please join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the Mildred Crymes room beginning Feb. 26. We'll casually gather with coffee and other light refreshments to have fellowship with one another and discuss topics such as raising children of faith, developing the spiritual life of children and other relevant topics that the group is interested in.