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Children and Youth Faith Formation


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Children and Youth Faith Formation


 

Educating our children and youth is something we take very seriously at Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church. We want them to learn the basics of the Christian faith and the Bible while having fun, too. We also want our children to be an active part of our faith community and feel at home. At Faith Des Peres, our kids and youth are a part of our faith community, not segmented.  We value them and their participation. Sunday School  meets throughout the normal school year. Please call the church office if you have any questions.

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All Children and Youth

Disciples Gathering for Kindergarten through 6th grade takes place the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.  On the first Sundays of the month children attend worship and take part in Feeding the Flock.  On the 3rd Sunday of the month children meet with their PALS at 9:30am in the Gathering Space and attend worship after that.

Nursery care for children is offered every Sunday, but children are always welcome in worship!

Childcare for children ages 4 and under is offered in a safe and fun setting. We have a professional, trained caregiver who has gone through a criminal background check prior to serving in any area dealing with children.  


Elementary Children

Our children spend the first 10-15 minutes in worship with us. Then they attend Disciples Gathering on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for a time of learning just for them.  We use the Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum that irresistibly captures the imagination of kids by bringing the Bible to life! Kids walk away from class excitedly retelling the stories they just learned and eagerly awaiting what's next.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation class is offered for youth in 7th and 8th grades who are ready to confirm the promises their parents made at their baptisms and become voting members of the church.  Confirmation class covers a wide range of subjects including: God, Jesus Christ, Discipleship, and what it means to be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

 


PALS program

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The Faith Des Peres Pals program is an opportunity for children, youth and adults in the congregation to develop meaningful relationships across generations.  It is also an opportunity for children, youth and adults to live into our mission to “reflect and live God’s love, accept and affirm all and inspire passion to do God’s work.”  The Pals program is for children and youth who are entering Kindergarten-Senior in high school.  Any adult may be a Pal. 

Experiences the adult and child/youth may have include:

  • Spending time together and talking together, particularly on “Pals Sunday”.
  •  Sit together in a Sunday worship service on Pals Sunday.
  •  Participate in a mission project together, such as Food Outreach or Go Sunday.
  • Discuss aspects of your faith in your daily life.

To find out more about our programs for adults, click here. 

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Adult Faith Formation


Adult Faith Formation


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Adults

Faith Des Peres is an active community of young and old alike. We have many church  activities and groups , such as: 

  • Faith Formation Classes 
  • PALS
  • Presbyterian Women Bible Study
  • Monthly Lunch Gathering
  • Game Night and Chili Cook-Off
  • Trout Lodge Weekend
  • Fall Bonfire
  • Adult Choir
  • Community Groups such as AA, GA, Tai Chi, Music Together
  • Various Retreats & Events

To learn about events coming up, check out our blog. You can also join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30am to find out more about getting connected! To find out more about our programs for children and youth, click here.