Children's Christian Education

Sunday Classes and Nursery Care

A loving and nurturing environment is provided at IPC for children and their families to learn and grow in their faith and to become active participants in the church community.

The Children's Ministry at IPC includes all children from 6 weeks of age through sixth grade. Listed below is an overview of the classes and events available for children at IPC.

Nursery/Worship Care

  • When: Sundays, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Where: Room G25 for 8:45 am service, Room G25 for six-week-olds through one-year-olds during 11 am service, Room G05 for two-year-olds during 11 am service, Room G08 for three through five-year-olds during 11 am service

    Also available Sundays from 4:30 pm until after 5 pm Service in Highland Hall.

Sundays

  • Two Year Old Sunday School

    Description: Learn about biblical stories from Wee Children at Church PC(USA) curriculum in age-appropriate ways to learn about the love and grace of God.
    When: Sundays, 10- 10:50 am
    Where: Room G05
    Contact: Stacy Pulliam

  • Description: Pray, sing, and share scripture using a Montessori (or hands-on) approach to exploring and learning about the Presbyterian Faith. Level I lays foundation for building a relationship with God; Level II focuses on living in Christ's love. Level III builds on this foundation of love as we explore how God calls us to be in a relationship with him.
    When: Sundays 10- 10:50 am
    Where: Room 109 for 3-year-olds - 5K, Room 108 for 1st- 3rd Grade, Room 107 for 4th- 6th Grade
    Contact: Kay Roller

  • Description: Gather for fellowship over donuts and to sing
    When: Sundays in Fall, 8:15- 10 am

    Where: Room 113

    Contact: Beth Middleton, (205) 933-3675 or bmiddleton13@gmail.com
    Curb drop-off and sibling care is available for parents who would like to drop off early, attend early service or prepare for Sunday school.

Wednesday Nights (September- March)

  • Description: Learn and practice living in the community of God for kindergarten and elementary children.
    When: Wednesdays, 6:15- 7:15 pm
    Where: IPC, First Floor
    Contact: Stacy Pulliam

  • Description: All children are invited to sing in spring musical.
    When: Wednesdays starting January 9, 5:45- 7:15 pm. Performance is Sunday, March 17.
    Where: IPC, First Floor
    Contact: Beth Middleton

SHINE

Description: Participate in fellowship, crafts, recreation and devotions.
When: Fall and Spring
Where: Ground Floor
Contact: Stacy Pulliam

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

  • Description: Come to know God's love over four days through arts, games and songs and daily worship. Open to children who have completed 3K- 5K. Registration required.
    When: June
    Where: IPC Day School
    Contact: Stacy Pulliam

Bible Times Marketplace (BTMP)

  • Description: Learn about "Jacob's Story," "Moses," "The Adventures of David," "Stories of Jesus," or "Journey with Paul." Join a "tribe" and talk about stories related to theme, as well as participate in crafts, outdoor chapel, swimming, singing and drama for a week. Open to campers who have completed grades 1-5 and to tribal assistants who have completed grades 6-12. Meet and greet with parents Friday afternoon
    When: June
    Where: Children's Fresh Air Farm
    Contact: Cindy Coulter

Volunteer Screening Form

Each IPC volunteer who works with IPC children and youth must complete the following Volunteer Screening form. It allows a criminal background check to ensure the church provides protective care for all our children and youth.