Children & Youth
We are dedicated to providing compassionate, safe and fun care for children in our congregation.
Children & Youth Opportunities
Spring 2023 Church School
Spring finds us celebrating and learning about many special days such as, Palm Sunday, Easter, Earth Day, Mothers’ Day, and Pentecost. This Gather Round curriculum centers around the theme of God’ Light and Love shining through us and calling us to share that Love with others.
Our youth are exploring and discussing questions centered around justice, grace, and gratitude as we pilot a new curriculum: Faith Questions.
We believe we are called as a church to receive, nurture, and treasure each child as a gift from God. Our nursery is a safe, clean, and inviting room for parents and children. We have experienced staff members who are CPR certified and background checked. We welcome babies through age 3 into our nursery room, located close to the Sanctuary.
My husband and I have been members for nearly 45 years and have seen the beloved children of the church grow in their faith as they learn they are loved by all in such a safe place.
- C. Cobb
At Parkway UCC, we celebrate baptism for people of all ages. Baptism is open to members and non-members. The Sacrament of Baptism symbolizes the love by which God reaches out to us even when we are very young. Whenever we baptize an infant, child, teenager, or adult, we are declaring that God loves that person and we offer ourselves as one of the instruments of that love in her/his life.
Confirmation provides the opportunity for youth to affirm the baptism vows that were made for them when they were younger. It's their time to claim the faith for themselves as they take responsibility for following, serving, and loving Christ. Weekly confirmation classes offer the opportunity for our older youth to ask questions, explore faith, and discover beliefs. Our confirmation program also includes opportunities to learn about other world faiths, as we understand the importance of peaceful coexistence—showing the same love that Jesus often spoke of in his ministry.
Music & Choir
Parkway offers a variety of music opportunities for children and youth. Some of our groups include Voices of Grade, Children's Choir, Hand Chime Ensemble, and the First Sunday Choir. Browse all music opportunities ›
Other Opportunities Throughout the Year:
- Christmas Pageant
- Journey to Bethlehem
- Special Easter morning ending with an Egg Hunt