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.

Announcements and Updates

Sunday School at Covenant

Sunday School is a joyous opportunity to help foster Christian Education for our children. Teaching Sunday School is a great way to reengage with our church family after the pandemic where many of us were forced to love each other from a distance. It is also a wonderful way to meet new families and build relationships for the future.  In order to continue this cherished tradition, we need your help!  Please consider signing up for one or more Sundays to teach Sunday School.  It's easy, fun and we supply all of the curriculum and supplies.  This is a beautiful way to build that Christian “village” right here at Covenant.   If you have any questions, please email Dailyn Sailor.   To lock in your dates for Fall of 2022, click the appropriate grade level below and thank you for your committment to this program and to the Children of Covenant.  

Crib/Toddler Room
2/3- year old
4-year old
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th/5th Grade Girls
4th/5th Grade Boys

2022-2023 Children's Ministry Milestone Dates

Mark your calendars now for these important Milestone dates in the life of the Children's Ministry at Covenant.
1st Grade "Ready, Set, Worship"- Communion: Sept 11, 18, 25, and Oct 2 at 9:30 a.m.
2nd Grade "Ready, Set, Worship" - Baptism: October 16 & 23, 2022 at 9:30 am.
3rd grade "Bibles": November 13, 2022, 11:00 am worship service
Kindergarten Nativity Play - December 24, 2022 Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.
5th grade "Faith and Sexuality" Workshop: February 11, 2023 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
4th grade "Sacred Spaces" March 5, 2023 Time TBD
Kindergarten Easter Play- April 8th,2023 10:00 a.m.

Summer Sunday School Teachers Needed

Our Summer Sunday School schedule begins on Sunday, June 5th.  During the summer, we will combine Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students for Sunday School during the 9:30 Sanctuary service.  Child care will be provided for children Crib through Fours.   Child care will be available for all ages during the11:00 Sanctuary service.  
 All curriculum and supplies are provided!  If you would like to help teach summer Sunday School, please sign up here!

Donate School Supplies

VBS campers will kick off our back-to-school supply drive that will fill backpacks for the students at Highland Renaissance Academy and The Mezzanine in August.  But there is always time to donate to this endeavor!   Please bring any of the following items to the Welcome Center or check out our Amazon list below!
Washable markers (Crayola 12 count), Crayons (Crayola 24 count box), School glue (4 oz bottle)' School glue (sticks)' Scissors (5” blunt tip), Composition notebook, wide rule, Pocket folders' Pencils (12 pack, pre sharpened)' Notebook paper (wide ruled), Copy paper, Expo markers

Then join us on Sunday, August 28 for the Blessing of the Backpacks, a Covenant time honored tradition!  Children of all ages are invited to join us as we pack backpacks with new school supplies for our friends at Highland Renaissance Academy  during the Sunday School hour and then bring our own new backpacks to the front of the Sanctuary during the service for a special blessing for the new school year.

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

Sunday School 

As we return to in-person worship in the Sanctuary we also are returning to in-person Sunday School.  Sunday School and childcare will be offered at the 9:30 a.m. service.
Where to go
  • Enter through the Welcome Center to access the Education wing. 
  • Childcare is available for infants through 2-years-old on the first floor of the Education Wing. 
  • Children ages 3-Kindergarten classrooms are on the 1st floor of the Education wing. 
  • Children in 1st grade through 5th grade will go to worship in the Sanctuary through the children’s sermon, then follow the shepherd to Sunday School. They can be picked up after the service on the 2nd floor of the Education wing in their classrooms.
  • We kindly ask that parents (not siblings) drop off and pick up children from child care and Sunday School.


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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