Children and Youth
Nursery and Sunday School Update
We are still building our nursery staff, so the nursery will be closed for the 4:00pm Christmas Eve service, on Sunday 12/26 and Sunday 1/2. We hope to be able to re-open the nursery on Sunday, Jan. 9. We will keep you updated.
Sunday School for children and youth has ended for 2021. We will resume weekly classes onsite at 9:00am on Sunday 1/9. We don't currently have plans to offer Sunday School online. We will keep you updated if this changes.
Children and Youth Sunday School
Our Children and Youth Sunday School meets Sundays at 9 am before the 10 am worship service. All gatherings are currently on Zoom. Contact Pastor Rachel for more information.
Confirmation is the process by which young people are given the opportunity to fully join the community of faith. With a team of teachers and paired with mentors, confirmands learn more about our congregation and denomination, the confessions of the church, church organization and polity, Bible study, and experiential learning relating to faith practices.
The Confirmation program this year will start in September. Pastor Rachel and Hillary Webster are looking forward to teaching and leading this program throughout the year along with a group of adult mentors. All 8th grade, 9th grade, and older youth are welcome to join this group.
If you, or a youth you know, is interested in participating in Confirmation in the future, contact Pastor Rachel.
Children in Worship
We are currently worshipping virtually, meeting at 10 am every Sunday via Zoom. Children are warmly welcomed into worship, which includes a special time with children.
When we re-open our church building, we look forward to welcoming infants and toddlers back to our nursery, staffed by trained, certified professional caregivers each Sunday from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
Child Protection Policy
Since 2003, the Session of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church has had in place a policy to ensure the safety of the children under our care.