We believe that children “catch” the faith by being part of a faith community and “learn” the faith at home and at church through Christian Education.

Children’s Christian Education at Abiding Presence happens on Sunday mornings in Sunday School. Sunday School begins with “Liftoff” in the Fellowship Hall at 9:50 a.m. and includes songs, puppets, prayers and dismissal to classes. From 10:00-10:50 a.m. preschool through Senior High youth are in age appropriate classrooms. Adults have the chance to gather during this time in Bailey Hall for The Abiding Table. You can register for Sunday School and other children and youth opportunities here.

During the week, we have several opportunities for children and families to learn. Infant and preschool age children can participate with a parent/caregiver in: 

During the summer, we offer a week of Vacation Bible School for kids in elementary school! Tap here or contact Sara Dyson for more information or to volunteer (for older kids/youth and adults).

As part of our Wednesday Night Gathering during the program (school) year, we have three youth group experiences. Youth group provides children and teens the chance to grow in their relationship with God and peers at church during the week.

  • Preschool (7:15-7:45 p.m. after choir rehearsal)

  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade (6:45-7:15 p.m. before choir rehearsal)

  • 6th Grade Pre-Confirmation (6:45-7:15 p.m.)

Our 4th-5th-6th Grade youth group also meets for special activities on a regular basis such as bowling, dinner and laser tag. We put a special emphasis on forming community within this group in the years leading up to confirmation.

Sunday School Registration for 2018-19 School Year: Please fill out the Children & Youth Registration at Google Forms. Add additional children by checking "yes" at the bottom to move to the additional sections. You will receive a confirmation email when complete. Contact Sara Dyson, Children and Family Minister, if you have any questions.