Children’s Ministry
Our dedicated Children's Ministry staff and volunteers teach GOD'S WORD through Bible messages, songs, crafts, games, music/songs, prayer, and other age-appropriate activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age children. Each month the children will focus on a particular theme where they will be engaged in the teachings surrounding that theme. It is our goal, by teaching different aspects of one monthly theme each week, the children will gain a strong understanding of God's love through pivotal Bible lessons. These lessons are based on "The Gospel Project" and "Worship, Word & Way." We welcome your children to any of these opportunities.

Sunday mornings:
Sunday School: 9:00 – 10:00am
Snacks: 10:00- 10:20am
Junior Church: Occurs after "A Time for God's Children" message, during the 10:30am Sunday church service.

The classrooms are as follows:
"The Ark" for babies, toddlers & preschoolers
"The Garden" for our elementary-age kiddos

For more information about the Children's Ministry, please contact Sara Robinson, Children's Ministry Director at

Sunday School & Junior Church*
Lessons for "The Garden". For K - 5th graders - 9-10am.
The God Who Changes Us
Who changes us?
The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.

Bible Verse
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

April 22
Children of God
When we trust in Jesus, God gives us the Holy Spirit and makes us His children.
Romans 8:12-39

April 29
A Transformed Mind
God wants us to show friendship and love to one another.
Romans 12:1-18; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Philippians 1:3-7

May 6
The Fruit of the Spirit
The Holy Spirit changes the way we think and act to be more like Jesus.
Galatians 5:16-26
Sunday school provided at 9:00am. Nursery care provided for babies – 3 years olds. Junior Church will not be offered; instead we encourage children to participate in worship with their families.

May 13
The Armor of God
God gives us what we need to stand strong against evil.
Ephesians 6:10-19

May 20
A Cheerful Giver
God is generous to us, so we can be generous to others.
2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15

May 27
Heros of Faith
The Bible tells us about people who lived by faith.
Hebrews 11:1 – 12:2

Junior Church in “The Garden”
April 2018 - For K - 5th graders

The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. AMEN.

We will be teaching the kids about the Apostles Creed, breaking it down in meaningful, interactive ways, learning different portions of it week by week.

This Creed shares the meaning behind our Christian faith and is often said in church services.

Our goal is that the kids will truly understand the words they are saying and take this to heart, having the ability to
1) define their faith,
2) defend their faith, and
3) declare their faith.

Lessons for “The Ark”. For babies – 4 year olds.
Lesson plans from Little Lambs

Jesus’ Work
The kids will learn that Jesus can do amazing things because he is the Son of God.
“Lord, I will praise you with all my heart.” Psalm 9:1

March 4
Jesus Heals a Man Who Couldn’t Walk (Jesus Does Amazing Things)
Luke 5:17-26

March 11
Jesus Feeds a Big Crowd (Jesus Does Amazing Things)
John 6: 1-14

March 18
Jesus Calms the Sea (Jesus Does Amazing Things)
Mark 4:35-41

March 25, April 1 & 8 (will focus on Lent & Easter lessons)

April 15
The Good Shepherd (Jesus Teaches Us About Love)
John 10:11-17; Luke 15:3-7

April 22
The Runaway Son (Jesus Teaches Us About Love)
Luke 15:11-32

April 29
Jesus Heals a Little Boy (Jesus Does Amazing Things)
John 4:43-53

*Lesson topics are provided on the bulletin boards near the Children's Ministry classrooms and also on the church website, All Children's Ministry staff have completed background checks and certifications in CPR and First Aid.

Children's Music Ministry
Singing and handbell ringing opportunities are taught in preparation of special events throughout the year. This allows the children to further express their love for Jesus and God, our Creator, through music.

Children's Pew Packs
Canvas bags are filled with Christian stories, coloring books, and quiet activities, which can be borrowed during the worship service. They're available at the Sanctuary entrances.
8:55am: Fellowship Hall Prayer Time
9-10am: Sunday School for All Ages
10:30-11:30am: Worship for All Ages
11:30am: Fellowship
7:30-8:30am: Men's Ministry
June 4-8 - 9am-12pm
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2: World Day of Prayer
3: Presbytery Meeting, New Hope, Orlando
4: 3rd Sunday in Lent/Communion
4: Fellowship & Education Ministry - 12pm
6: Operations Ministry at 7pm
11: 4th Sunday in Lent - Daylight Savings Begins
11: Worship Service at 10:30am
11: Annual Meeting at 11:30am
11: Fellowship Time in Fellowship Hall at 11:30am
11: Called Session Meeting at 11:30am
13: Women’s Ministry, Faith Circle in Chapel at 10:30am
13: Personnel Meeting from 7-8:30pm
14: Meet & Eat at Rubio’s - join us between 6 & 7:30pm
18: 5th Sunday in Lent
18: Worship Service at 10:30am
18: Ordination & Installation of 2018 Officers
20: Bridge Builders Ministry in Chapel - 10-11:30am
21: Youth Group at Gaffney’s - 5:30-7:30pm
24: Family Game Night - Soup & Bread - 5-8pm
25-31: Holy Week
25: Palm Sunday
25: Fellowship Meal in Fellowship Hall at 11:30am
25: Session Meeting at 12:30pm
25: Deacon's Meeting at 12:30pm
29: Maundy Thursday
Service in Sanctuary at 7pm
30: Good Friday
Service in Sanctuary at 12pm
Sponsored by POD (Presbyterians of Downtown)

"Bridge Builders"
"A Time to Sew"
Ministries sponsored by the Fellowship & Education Committee
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Ryan J. Gaffney, Pastor
118 East Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804