Shallowford’s Children’s Ministry is a 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. Our children are active participants in the whole church, nurtured by the love and care of many faithful adult volunteers and staff.

Sundays

Sunday School classes 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. Classes are divided by age:

  • Toddlers & Two-Year-Olds
  • Three-Year-Olds & PreKindergarten
  • Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

During 11:00 a.m. worship, children are invited to the chancel steps for a brief Children’s Sermon. Children ages 3 through K are then dismissed for Cherub Choir practice, led by our children’s choir director.

BLAST

BLAST Program

Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Children are invited to attend Shallowford’s weekly BLAST Program (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!

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.
Adventure Island VBS

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.

Childcare

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 & Safety

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.