Children’s Ministry

Inspiring children to know and follow God

Sunday Mornings at SAPC

SAPC is excited to jump back into Sunday School and our Fall programming. The SAPC Children’s Ministry Committee, in making decisions for Fall 2021, took into consideration the latest information. We recognize that we are representing a vulnerable population that cannot yet be vaccinated.

Nursery:  The nursery is open for Pre-K and under for all Sunday morning  activities. All staff will be masked. If weather does not permit outside play, we will use the youth center to allow for distanced indoor play. Five-year-old children and older will be required to wear a face mask, and it is strongly recommended for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Starting September 12: Sunday School at 9:30am and Worship at 10:30am

Sunday School: We will start with two classes, Pre-K through 1st-grade and 2nd- through 5th-Grade. Sunday School will include lessons, fellowship and outreach projects. There will be family Sunday School options available for each month. 

Worship: Children in the Sanctuary will be required to wear masks. During the Moment with Children, pieces of tape will be placed on the floor to provide adequate spacing among the children. The Kids Rug in the Sanctuary will be closed. Each week, Pre-K and younger will be invited to leave after the Moment with Children. Other age groups will be invited to leave on select weeks. 

The SAPC Children’s Committee will remain adaptable throughout this time. We will stay in contact and will with families via email and continue to evaluate and make adjustments as necessary. Thank you for being patient with us, and we hope to see you this Fall at SAPC!


Our core values lead us in our ministry:


We create a fun, engaging environment where every child is welcomed and loved.



We provide opportunities for our children to develop personal relationships with Jesus, our church community and beyond.



By our example and enthusiasm, we teach our children to love God and other people.





As God is faithful, we are unwavering in our commitment to help children grow in Jesus Christ.



We demonstrate how to serve a world in need.

Two boys in yellow t-shirts smiling by a front door

A Typical Sunday Morning

Come learn with us!

While Sunday morning look different as we navigate a COVID-19 world, our hope is to meet the many needs and comfort levels of our families with multiple options for engagement:

In Person

We will resume Sunday School each Sunday, starting September 12 at 9:30am. The nursery will be open for 3 and under, and the classes for Pre-k – 5th will be outside. 

Virtual Options

Each month we will provide a Family Sunday School pack with lessons and activities. In addition, we will have one Zoom the 2nd Sunday of each month. 

Volunteer with Our Children’s Ministry

Each Sunday, it takes a village to staff all of the worship and education opportunities we have for children ages birth–5th grade. We need volunteers for all ages of our children – from rocking our youngest church-goers to actively engaging with our school-aged children, teaching them Bible lessons.

There is a place for everyone. Let us know you’re interested by sending us a message below!

SAPC is such a wonderful church home and could not imagine being anywhere else! I grew up in a Presbyterian church in Henderson, NC and then went to NC State. While at State, I worked here, at SAPC, for two years in the youth ministry. I received a call one day to be the Interim DCM and that was 5 years ago. I have loved every minute here and cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Mary Catherine Lemmond

Director of Children’s Ministry

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