Young Disciples

We seek to help the children in our care grow in their faith, guided by God’s love. Our children are active participants in the whole church, nurtured by the love and care of many faithful adult volunteers and staff.

Sunday School

Sunday School for children are offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Education Building and are led by a team of faithful adult volunteers.

During 11:00 a.m. worship, children are invited to the chancel steps for a brief Children’s Sermon. Children three-years-old through Kindergarten are then dismissed for Cherub Choir practice, led by our children’s choir director.

Wednesday BLAST Program

BLAST
Children are invited to attend BLAST, Shallowford’s weekly Bells and Bible Learning, and Singing Together, where they will grow their faith through a Bible story, games, and creative activity. 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 programming is offered September through May.
  • K, 1st & 2nd Grades, Trinity Choir Rehearsal
  • 3rd-5th Grades, Westminster Bell Choir Rehearsal
  • Dinner  – All Children
  • K, 1st & 2nd Grades – Elementary Bible & Play Activities
  • 3rd-5th Grades – Westminster Choir Rehearsal

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, Shallowford hosts Cokesbury’s week-long Vacation Bible School for children aged three (and potty trained) through rising 6th 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.

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 and is accredited by AdvancED.

Nursery Care

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.

Child Protection Resources

As we nurture, support, educate, and guide our children and youth, we are dedicated to protecting them from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at all times.