Welcome to Shallowford Children’s ministry! We are delighted to have you join our safe, nurturing environment for children from newborn through 5th grade. We seek to help the children in our care grow in their faith, guided by God’s love. At Shallowford, our children are active participants in the whole church, nurtured by the love and care of many faithful adult volunteers and staff. There is always something happening for both parents and children.
Wednesday BLAST Program
All children are welcome to attend our weekly BLAST Program (Bells and Bible Learning, and Singing Together) Wednesday evenings from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Children will grow their faith through a Bible story video, discussion, and creative activity. There will be plenty of fun, fellowship, and recreation. For many of our children who are involved in a children’s choir, Wednesday evenings consist of fun, fellowship, and choir practice, of course!
BLAST Bible Adventures Schedule
Bible Adventures I (Grades 3-5) meets from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 303.
Bible Adventures II (Grades 1-2) meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 303.
BLAST Choir Schedule
Trinity Choir (Grades 1-2) meets from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Joyful Noise room.
Westminster Choir (Grades 3–5) meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Joyful Noise room, 3rd floor, Education building.
Westminster Bell Choir (Grades 3-5) meets Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Sunday school classes are typically divided by age: Toddlers & Two-Year-Olds, Three-Year-Olds & PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Sunday school is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and is led by a team of faithful adult volunteers.
God’s love for our children is reflected in the care and nurture the children receive in our infant and toddler nurseries. A team of professional caregivers and trained volunteers care for children in the nursery suite located adjacent to the sanctuary. Childcare is available on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages three and younger.
Shallowford Presbyterian School
Serving preschool through grade school, Shallowford Presbyterian School (SPS) provides a loving, safe environment in which each child feels special and important. For over 50 years, SPS has nurtured thousands of children, many of whom have returned to enroll their own children.
Shallowford Presbyterian School is accredited by AdvancED.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer, Shallowford hosts Cokesbury’s week-long Vacation Bible School for children age three (and potty trained) through rising 5th graders. The children learn about God, our world, and one another. We also look for volunteers to help us. For those of you 12 and older, you can be involved, too! Whatever your gifts and availability, we would love to have your help. Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020. Registration will be open in February 2020.