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.

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 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 both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. Classes will take place outside as heat and rain permit.

Sunday School teachers are needed for the summer. 
Please sign up here.

Please allow your children to dress comfortably in play clothes and shoes! Children 3 years old and up will wear masks when indoors and all teachers will remain masked.

Where to go
  • Enter through the Welcome Center to access the Education wing. 
  • Childcare is available for infants through 3-years-old on the first floor of the Education Wing in rooms 101 and 102
  • Children ages 3-5 will meet in the 1st floor of the Education wing for Sunday School
  • Children in Kindergarten 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 room 207, the Power Up room.
  • We kindly ask that parents (not siblings) drop off and pick up children from child care and Sunday School


Wednesdays

Open Picnic Table, an informal Wednesday evening family gathering under Covenant's Magnolia tree, begins June 9 and runs through the summer. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy time together with friends every Wednesday between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This is a whole-family event; no childcare is offered. Popsicles will be provided.

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.

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 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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