We love children at DPC, and believe we learn from them as much as they learn from us! We have wonderful classes for all ages.
Our Nursery, located on the first floor, is staffed from 9:30 am until the end of worship service by loving, paid caregivers. Children ages 3-5 years will participate in a Bible lesson that may include art, song and story.
Our elementary-age children have Sunday School on the second floor at 9:45. Their curriculum is Feasting on the Word, which is a scripture-based curriculum that uses a variety of activities in each lesson. Youth participate in Sunday School in a variety of ways, depending on their interests. Older children and youth have opportunities to lead in worship.
During some seasons of the church year, children and youth have Sunday School with adults, creating an intergenerational setting. This approach to Christian education is always fun and nurturing for all.
Special events for young people include an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, summer camp opportunities, Cottage Dinner gathering on Good Friday, end of year celebration in May, confirmation for rising 7th graders, leading worship for Children’s Sabbath, and mission projects.
The “JuveNiles” youth choir meets for practice each Sunday at 9am in the choir room. In rehearsals, children practice music to sing in worship and learn singing techniques, breath support, and reading music, all through games and other fun activities. Students in rising Kindergarten and up are invited to join this group led by the church choir director and organist, William Taylor.
If you have any questions about the children’s program, contact Suzie Lane, the Children’s Education Director.