Children’s Ministries

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them.”   — Jesus

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES


Following Jesus’ example, the Children’s Ministry programs at Prince of Peace are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for all to grow in the love and grace of God. We welcome and encourage all children to join us in worship, fellowship, education, and service.

We promise to help equip parents to teach their children. We will offer developmental information, ideas and resources to aid parents as they help their children grow.

Following Jesus’ example, the Children’s Ministry programs at Prince of Peace are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for all to grow in the love and grace of God. We welcome and encourage all children to join us in worship, fellowship, education, and service.

Children’s Ministry Programs

Bible Presentation Children's SermonsBibles are delivered to children when they turn 3 years old and when they enter 3rd grade.
Faith Formation Christian EducationBeginning at 3 years through adulthood, traditional classroom Christian education takes place on Sundays at 9:40 a.m., from September through May. Look for the maps in the upstairs hallway to see where your age group is meeting.
Communion Instruction Communion InstructionA formal class is held during Lent and private instruction may be requested of either Pastor at anytime. Children and their parents are invited to learn about communion and its meaning so that they may partake in the Lord’s Supper beginning with Holy Week services.
Nursery NurseryStaffed by paid, trained, and qualified attendants to provide: safety, security, and stability to our littlest members. This service is provided for all worship services for children under age 5.

Summer Programs

All Ages Summer Programs All Ages and Summer ProgramsSee our Programs: summer program page for details and how to sign up for all summer programs.
Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible SchoolThe VBS is a half-day, week-long program with a theme for Bible study, crafts, music, and Christian fellowship for children 3 years through entering 7th grade. See our programs: summer program page for details.
Family Camp Family CampSummer retreat for families at beautiful Camp Wappogasset.  Our summer program flyer contains dates and sign-up information.
Finding the Way Finding the WayAn activity-based program for youth who are entering the 5th through 9th grades.

Children’s Music and Worship

Children’s Sermons Children's SermonsAt each service, children are invited to come forward for sermons that speak directly to them.
Alleluia Choir Alleluia ChoirThis musical experience is for children aged preschool through 2nd grade. It meets on Sunday morning during the education hour. (Directors: Liz Ericksen & Laurel Cederberg)
Joyful Noise This musical experience is for children 3rd through 6th grade in school. Director Melissa Burke leads the class at 9:40 a.m., Sunday mornings. The group sings during the service once a month and special events.
Christmas Program Christmas ProgramWe present a Christmas Program annually during a Sunday morning service.

Other Ways the Children’s Ministry Supports Families

  • Celebrating children’s accomplishments
  • Providing hospital visits
  • Parenting concerns and support
  • Assisting children in grief situations
  • Assisting children in transition
  • Child care resource for church events

CYF News


Confirmation Questions

Confirmation Questions

“What are God’s dreams for the world?” This is a question that we posed to the 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students recently. The Confirmation students are studying the Biblical Narrative this year and spent the day at church on Good Friday. They assisted with the Good Friday Family Service, served as the clean-up crew for the grilled cheese lunch, and they got their hands dirty as they created a model of the empty tomb for Easter Sunday worship.

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Sunday Morning Faith Formation Time

Sunday Morning Faith Formation Time

Our new Faith Formation format includes a gathering time activity for all ages, followed by song and story, led by one of the pastors. Then preschoolers have more music, craft and game time while the elementary students have music with Children’s Music Director Melissa Burke and then an activity relating to the story that may be a game, art, scavenger hunt or other activity.

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Confirmation Reimagined

Confirmation Reimagined

Confirmation looks different this year! 7th and 8th graders meet for a 4-hour “mini retreat” one Sunday afternoon a month with Pastors Betsy and Peter and Cori our youth director. This more intensive time together includes a variety of activities and learning techniques – storytelling, digging into the Bible, drawing, skits, games, discussion time, highs and lows, quiet reflection, discussion, and sharing a meal together. Students are focusing on the biblical narrative with the goal of being able to “Tell our Story” on a deeper level and understand how faith applies to life.

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Ministry with People of All Ages

Ministry with People of All Ages

Pastor Betsy Hoium discusses intergenerational ministry, with all ages participating in Faith Formation, sharing in learning and teaching. Join Pastor Betsy Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9:40 a.m. for the Intergenerational Event during the regular Faith Formation time.

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Rally Day Sept. 16th

Rally Day Sept. 16th

Rally Day means the return of Sunday School Sept. 16th, and a big celebration hosted by the Children’s Ministry where all ages will have fun after the second service, at indoor and outdoor activities, especially inflatables and a mobile Ninja Warrior obstacle course.

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