Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Children AT Covenant

a welcome and vital part of the community

Our children's ministry aims to give children a church home where they are called by name, discover discipleship, and grow in love of God and others.

Children's Summer Sunday School 
9:30am - 10:30am
June 4 - August 27

Children, 1st through 5th grade, are invited to worship with their families during the 9:30am service and then join us in room 207 in the Education Wing after the "Time with Young Disciples" for a fun and engaging combined Sunday School class.  Parents may pick up their children from room 207 after the 9:30am service.  Children crib through Kindergarten are invited to join us downstairs on the first floor from 9:30 to 10:30 for the Sunday School hour.  Childcare is also provided during the 11:00 service for children four and under on the first floor of the Education Building.

Sunday Evenings: Open Picnic Table

On Sunday evenings all families are invited to Open Picnic Table from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner and we provide the dessert. Each month we focus on a special way to practice being Jesus’ disciples:

June: Creating Community – Book club on Wonder
July: Serving Others – Family-friendly mission project
August: Praying Together – Learn special prayers to say and learn to pray with our whole bodies.

K-2nd grades will meet together from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and 3rd-5th grades will meet together from 6:15-7:00 p.m. Picnics are encouraged outside from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and all ages are welcome, as we will have fun games for little ones as well.
For more information email Grace Lindvall.

Volunteer to Help

This summer we invite you to help form our youngest disciples in the church as they grow in their faith and understanding of scripture. This is a great time for first time leaders to lead. A script will be provided with all supplies. Help us live into our baptismal promise to raise our children in the knowledge and love of God and help them know all Christ’s commands.   Contact Grace Lindvall to learn more. Sign up below to help.
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education

2023 Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is full.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email Sally Jackson.
Whether they’re preschool or elementary aged, kids will move to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere with this engaging, hands-on Vacation Bible School program. Children age 4 (by March 1, 2023) through 5th grade are encouraged to join us. Summer 2023 will inspire kids to:
DO What He Says, BELIEVE Who He Is, LOVE Who He Loves, SHARE What He Did, GO Where He Leads.
 Dates are Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 8:30 a.m. - noon

Adult and Youth volunteers make this event happen!  

Sign up here to help.

children's ministry overview

With special times on Sundays and Wednesdays, and through our weekday preschool, we share Christian values and themes in a variety of ways — through songs, drama, crafts and service. We also give parents tools and resources to help them guide their child’s spiritual development.
Children are welcome in all worship services, can attend age-appropriate Sunday School classes, and are encouraged to participate in other programs within the church. If you have any questions or would like to get connected, contact Dailyn Sailor


B.L.A.S.T (formally known as Young Scholars) enjoy learning bible stories, important scripture passages, and fun activities like making prayer bracelets.
Children's Ministry offers two time slots to enjoy Young Scholars for children in Kindergarten through 5th grades.
Children in 4th and 5th grades will meet at 5:45 p.m. and children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade will meet at 6:30 pm each Wednesday night in room 204 in the Education Wing during Open Table.  Enter through the Welcome Center.

Children's Annual Milestone Programs

Children are spiritual beings.  They come to us with a sense of curiosity, playfulness, imagination, and a connection to something larger than themselves.  Our charge both as parents and as the church is to sustain and deepen that connection.  Consequently, Covenant offers a series of worship and education opportunities designed to nurture children and families into a life of faith.

Child of the Covenant - Infants & Toddlers
A celebration of babies born and adopted into the Covenant family in the previous year, Child of the Covenant is an annual worship celebration and reception to connect our families to programs offered in the Children’s Ministry, Women’s Circles and other families with young children. The occasion includes a reception, fellowship and group photo.

Christmas and Easter Worship – Kindergarteners
Each year at Christmas and Easter, our kindergarteners lead the Children’s services with reenactments of the Christmas and Easter stories.

Ready, Set, Worship 
As they advance in grade level, children take part in faith formation milestones to learn about worship traditions.
Grade 1:  Children and families get ready, get set and learn to worship together by examining the Sacrament of Communion. The class finishes with their participation in World Communion Sunday.    
Grade 2: Children and families learn about the Sacrament of Baptism and are offered the opportunity to be baptized during worship.
Grade 3: Children participate in a “Bible Lock In” and are then presented with Bibles in worship.
Grade 4: Tour the Sanctuary and Bell Tower with an eye on the meaning of Sacred Spaces.
Grade 5: Children and families participate in a one-day workshop on the relationship between Faith and Sexuality. Adolescents and parents learn about body image and healthy attitudes toward God's gift of sexuality. Breakout discussion groups are led by trained facilitators. Fifth graders typically attend from 9 a.m. to noon followed by lunch and a movie break. Parents are invited from noon to 2 p.m. Parents and kids will join each other for the conclusion.

Meet Dailyn Sailor

Director of Children's Ministry

Dailyn is a graduate of Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science, Political Science, and a Master of Public Administration degree. She has been an educator for 10+ years. She has served as Site Coordinator for the 21st Century Program for Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, and recently as a 5th-grade teacher with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.


We are in need of parent support to keep our children's programs running smoothly. If you would like to help, please click below to email Dailyn Sailor for available opportunities. 

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