The goal of educational ministry at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church is to provide a sacred space in which all ages may be spiritually nurtured and experience the love of God in a community of faith. There are several opportunities for children, youth and adults to engage in faith development. Please contact Tiffany Zents, Interim Director of Christian Education (631-9707 or email@example.com) for more information or to inquire about our programs. For VBS details and registration, see below.
Sunday Morning Worship and Family Moment - Summer Schedule
During each Sunday Worship 10:30 AM service we invite children (through grade six) and their parents to come forward to the chancel stairs to share a Family Moment message designed for them. During the months of September through May, kids then leave the service with their teachers to engage with each other in learning more about our Faith tradition through scripture narrative and creative expression.
May 19 is our last Sunday for our regular children’s program. Beginning on Memorial Day weekend, children will remain most Sundays with their families in worship throughout the months of June, July and August. Parents are welcome to pick a Worship Resource Bag (Brown for Elementary, blue for Preschool) for their children with activities for them during the service. Also, there will be some special opportunities throughout the summer for children during some worship services that will be announced. For more information or to sign up for e-announcements, please call or email Tiffany Zents at 631-9707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRPC sponsors a youth ministry with teenagers in grades 6th-12th. From September through May the group usually gathers every other Sunday evening (6:30-8:00 PM) for a time of activities, faith discussion, service outreach and prayer. Special events during the year include lock-ins, mission trips, service projects, recreational outings, and others. During Sunday morning services, we encourage youth to worship with their families, and they are also encouraged to be assistant leaders in children’s ministry programs.
Adult Faith Formation Opportunities
Each Sunday morning the Kemper Class gathers from 9:15 -10:15 AM for scripture study and discussion. The class is currently focus is Luke: A Gentile’s Version of Christ’s Ministry, facilitated by Fred Barnett. All are welcome to grab some coffee and join the conversation!
Horizon Bible Study – meets Monthly on the first Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM. This study uses the Horizon's Bible Study resource, and is open to anyone (not just women) who would like to study scripture in-depth.
Seasonal Opportunities/Events Sponsored by the Christian Education Committee
Palm Parade on Palm Sunday
Children of all ages welcome worshippers on Palm Sunday with their spirited Palm Parade around the sanctuary.
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter morning all ages of children gather toward the end of the Sunday school hour for an annual Easter Egg hunt around the church grounds.
Vacation Bible School – “KINGOM ROCK” will take place for five evenings, July 14 – July 18, from 6:15 –8:30 pm.
Each July we sponsor a wonderful Vacation Bible School program for 3's-completed 5th graders. This evening program runs from Sunday-Thursday, and begins with a potluck dinner on opening night. It is an great mix of crafts, music, bible story adventures, recreation, and snacks. All children are welcome!! To register, pick up forms at the church, or download the form here: (Elementary Forms, Pre-School Forms)and return it to Christian Education office. For more details please contact Tiffany Zents (631-9707 or email@example.com).
On the second Sunday of December (5:00-7:00 PM), we gather for a fellowship time of craft making, pizza, and carol singing. It is a festive, multi-generational event with young families in mind. We hope you and your family and friends will join us for this community Advent tradition at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church!