Children and Youth
Nursery and Sunday School Update
The nursery is available on Sundays at 8:45 am through worship on the 3rd floor for families with children up to 4 years old who choose to use it.
Children and Youth Sunday School
Our Children and Youth Sunday School meets Sundays at 9 am before the 10 am worship service.
Note: Sunday School will resume in the fall.
- The preschool class will meet in the 5th floor classroom on the H Street side.
- Kindergarten through 4th graders will meet in the 5th floor classroom on the NYAve side.
- The middle school class (5th-8th grade) will gather in the Children and Youth Room on the second floor.
- High schoolers will gather in Pastor Rachel's office on the second floor.
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
Children are welcome, including all their excitement and noises. There is dedicated children’s space in the back of the sanctuary with supplies and space for kids to wiggle. At each sanctuary entrance, there are brightly colored worship kits that children may borrow and use throughout worship at their seats. During worship, there is a children’s moment when children are invited forward to the front pew. After the children’s moment, on most Sundays, children may choose to go to Worship Play, returning after the sermon.
Our nursery is available at 8:45am through worship on the 3rd floor for families with children up to 4 years old who choose to use it. 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.