Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Children of the 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.

Summer zoom camp welcomes boys in grades 3-5

Camp will explore sports, science and nature
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for boys in grades 3-5
A four-week Zoom camp led by Kevin Harper will focus on sports, fitness, science and nature, offering a way to enjoy time with friends while learning how God is present in the fun parts of our lives. To keep our time via Zoom safe, we are asking participants to register. We'll respond with the Zoom link.

Support Covenant's children's ministry

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 Kim Lee for available opportunities. 

christian values & Spiritual development

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 Church 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 Kim Lee, director of children's ministries, at 704-804-7593.

Sundays

During the school year, Sunday School is offered in the Education Wing for preschool and elementary-aged children at 9:30 a.m.
Child care (children younger than preschool) is offered on the First Floor from 8:30 a.m. -12 noon. Elementary-aged children may go to the Kindergarten room (EW120) during 11 a.m. worship. Parents, not siblings, are responsible for drop-off and pick-up of children from child care and Sunday School.  

Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. – Education Wing
Ages 2-5/K on Education Wing 1st Floor
Grades 1-5 on Education Wing 2nd Floor
Grade 1 (Ready, Set, Worship) - FH201
Grade 2 - EW 203
Grade 3 - EW 202
Grades 4 & 5 (Boys Group) - EW 204b
Grades 4 & 5 (Girls Group) - EW 204a

11 a.m. Worship and Childcare
Childcare, snack, music and story time (1st floor).
Children are encouraged to attend worship. Parents may opt to take children to worship then escort them to the Education Wing for child care following the Time with Young Disciples.

Wednesdays

Wednesday Evenings – Open Table @ Covenant
Dinner from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Childcare for infants-K is available from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Young Scholars active Bible class for grades 1-5 meets from 6:30-7:30 in EW218. Drop off in the Welcome Center.
Music & Movement: Ages 4-5 are invited for high-energy Bible story with music at 6:30 p.m. Drop off in Welcome Center.
Make childcare and dinner reservations here.

Children’s Choirs (Grades K-5)
Rehearsals are 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. in EW201 (Angelus Choir, K-2nd grade) and EW315 (Choristers Choir, 3rd to 5th grade).

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. This is also the year they learn the Lord’s Prayer.

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 an over night “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 pizza and a movie break. Parents are invited from noon to 2 p.m. Parents and kids will join each other for the conclusion.

Vacation Bible School 2020 - CANCELLED
Typically in August from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A week of fun and fellowship for children age 4 (as of August 31, 2020) to rising 5th graders.
Open to the community!
Cost of registration is $50 per child, $100 family maximum
Children love to engage in their faith in a playful and creative atmosphere like VBS, we are working to create an environment of creative fun where children can explore their faith safely and comfortably. More information to come.

Fall Family Retreat
Escape to the mountains for a retreat at Camp Grier with hiking, mountain biking and zip-lining across Lake Refuge. On Saturday night, we gather for s'mores and campfire singing. Middle and high school youth have their own programs 

Meet Kim Lee

Director of Children's Ministries 

Kim grew up attending Covenant with her family and has many fond memories of her time in the church. She and her husband, Rick, have an adult son, Cameron, and two beloved golden retrievers, Norton and Tilly.

A lifelong educator, Kim began her career as a Weekday School Teacher at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church. She designs children's worship programs, parenting workshops and curricula for Sunday School classes, book studies, lectures and events.

Kim earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary in 2011.

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