Helping People To
Learn, Live, Love and Serve
"By the grace of Jesus Christ, we are called to worship God; to connect in community, to nurture in love and to serve in the world."
The Nurture Ministry helps all people learn, live, love and serve in the way of Jesus.
At Palms, we all are on a journey of faith. We want to live with and for God, and the Nurture Ministry offers opportunities to deepen, wrestle with, and engage our faith. Christian Education has long been a cornerstone of the church. However, it’s not about becoming “smarter” Christians, or even about Sunday school, but growing into disciples who live our faith on a daily basis.
Following Jesus is a journey of a lifetime, and so we have programs and events for all ages, on different days of the week, and at many different times. There are many ways to get involved in Nurture, but no one can do it alone. Join the Palms community as we learn, live, love and serve in the way of Jesus.
Nursery - 5th
Within the larger Oasis, you will find Palms Kids Oasis, nurturing children and families in the discovery of the love and joy of Jesus Christ throughout our community.
Can faith be made real to a child? Can a four-year-old minister to others? Can a third grader understand scripture? At Palms Presbyterian Church, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. The Kids Oasis Ministry Team focuses on creating a place of belonging, where children are called by name, where discipleship and a love of God and neighbor are nurtured. Beginning with birth and baptism, we take each child seriously, teaching them and loving them as a beloved member of the household of God
Godly Play is a secondary worship space for children ages 4 - 3rd grade. This is an imaginative method for presenting scripture and stories to children, a Montessori approach to discover and creatively play.
We will invite children to take part in the Children's Moment, and then be accompanied by a Shepherd. Children 4 and under will go to the Nursery, and children 7 and older will stay in worship with their parents. Parents can then pick up their children from Godly Play after the service.
**Important: Godly Play takes place at both services. There is no Godly Play the first Sunday of each month, due to it being Communion Sunday.**
4th and 5th Graders - The Bridge // This class uses an interactive, experiential curriculum to recreate the experience of 1st century life for Christians. The Bridge Sunday School is designed to prepare 4th and 5th graders for the style and topics they will experience as they move into Palms Youth program.
You are always welcome to contact our Director of Faith Formation & Nurture, Pastor Jenn with any questions, thoughts or ideas. We love hearing from you! If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a Palms Children/Youth volunteer, please be sure to click on the ready to volunteer link on the page and complete the required forms. Palms Presbyterian Church requires all volunteers working with children and youth to complete background screen check(s). To complete your background screen check(s), please select the "Volunteer Now" button.
Preschool Sunday School
Preschool Sunday school is for children ages three through four. Palms provides an exciting format where Bible stories are taught using a curriculum called Wee Believe. During Sunday School time, the preschoolers also participate in Cherub Choir practice where they learn to praise God through song. Join us in Rm. 209 on the second floor of the Education Building.
Children's Sunday School
Workshop Rotation is an educational program that incorporates storytelling, art, drama, puppets, cooking, and video workshops to present multi-learning style lessons from God's Word. Workshop Rotation children meet in the Rm. 211 on the second floor of the Education Building for Children’s Choir at 9:40 AM each Sunday.
Available for children ages birth through three, Palms has a fully staffed nursery on the lower level of the Education Building. The nursery is available during all services and during the Sunday School hour each week.
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