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.

Announcements and Updates

Ready, Set, Worship - Baptism

The Children’s Ministry program at Covenant offers a special series for second graders and their parents called “Ready, Set, Worship: Baptism” . We will meet on Sunday, February 13th and Sunday, February 20th at 9:30 in the Chapel as we learn about the Sacrament of Baptism in the Presbyterian Church. Contact Dailyn Sailor if you have any questions.
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Vacation Bible School  

Save the date!  VBS is back this summer.  Join us Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 12th as we discover little things we can do today that can change the world around us!  Registration information coming soon!  

Join the Children's Choir

January marks the beginning of a new season in our Children's Choir. Contact Heather Potter  for more information or sign your child up today by clicking on this link!  

Teachers Needed

Interested in teaching Sunday School (Early Childhood ages 2-K) or leading a Small Group (Elementary grades 1-5) this school year?

We are currently seeking volunteers to rotate leadership for each age group. With 4 teams of two adults the commitment is only once a month for 9 months. Lessons, materials and support are provided. This is a great way to meet other families at Covenant!

We also need volunteers for Power Up! A fun, active fifteen minute program for all Elementary School students that takes place during the Sunday School hour! We need you! All resources supplied!
For more information, please contact Dailyn Sailor.

Young Scholars 

Young Scholars begin again Wednesday night, January 12th.  We will be exploring "Things Jesus Said and Did" through a 12 part series.  4th and 5th graders meet in room EW 204 from 5:45 pm - 6:30.  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade in room EW 204 from 6:45 pm - 7:30.  

Dates to Remember

  • 2nd Grade "Ready, Set, Worship" - Baptism: February13th and 20th, 2022 (New Date!)
  • 5th grade "Faith and Sexuality" Workshop: April 23, 2022  (New Date!)
  • 4th grade "Sacred Spaces" tour (Spring, tbd)

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.


Wednesdays

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 pm 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. Masks are required.

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 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.

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 Dailyn Sailor for available opportunities. 

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