Kids are a big deal at McDonald Presbyterian and we are very proud of all that they are able to accomplish. It is a pleasure to watch our kids become students who really love Jesus and make great choices throughout their lives. Below you will find all of the ways that we invest in the kids of our community.
Each Sunday our children begin worshiping with their families and then early in the church service they are called forward for a special message planned just for them. Following this children's message, which we call Young Disciples time, kids ages 4 through third grade are then dismissed to Children's Church where they engage a lesson with music, video and crafts. When you arrive for church stop by the information table to check in your kids and they will receive a name tag that will be their pass to go down to Children's Church.
Our Sunday School is our primary ministry that invests deeply into the minds and hearts of our kids. We have four different classes with excellent teachers who utilize the Gospel Project Curriculum to teach the story of Jesus and his message of salvation. Students start off together in the Parlor of Trinity Center and then break out into their various classes. Click here to download an information sheet about our Sunday School program including check in and pick up procedures.
The summer of 2019 we will have our annual Vacation Bible School FREE to all kids ages 5 years and older. We will have FREE t-shirts again. We will also continue to raise money and toys for Operation Christmas Child. McDonald Presbyterian has been packing and sending shoeboxes for years and we are very lucky to join in with this fun.
Our week for June 2019 has not been set, but we know that we will be going on a Safari to Africa where we will ROAR! Kids will learn that while life is wild, God is good!
Each August we take a group to PNC Park to enjoy a Pittsburgh Pirates Game. We receive a block of 60 tickets and fill them up with families from our congregation. In 2018 we will be attending the Friday, August 17th game verses the Chicago Cubs.
Each Fall on the first Sunday of November our Sunday School children along with other members of the congregation meet to pack many shoe boxes full of gifts which are then dedicated during the worship service and then sent around the world.