NPC Children’s Ministries are committed to walking alongside families as they grow up together in Christ. We look forward to walking this winding and wonderful road with you!
Our aim is that children will connect with Christ as they hear about the love of Jesus and the Word of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit. At Sunday School, your child will make friends his or her own age and find a Sunday School class tailored to his or her age. Our dedicated volunteer teachers follow carefully selected curricula that are Biblically based and Christ-centered.
Children's Ministry Director
Welcome, Cate McCrory! Jill Meek will be leaving National after Vacation Bible School to go to Scotland with her husband, Craig, who will begin graduate studies there this fall. Cate McCrory has accepted our offer to join the staff, and will begin on July 1.
Children and Worship
We offer childcare all morning for children age 5 and under, and Sunday School from 9:30-10:30. During worship, we encourage children of all ages to join us. Pick up a kid bulletin and colored pencil on your way into worship so kids can follow along or doodle while listening. Consider sitting in the balcony or in the transepts so kids can see everything. The service is also live-streamed in the chapel, just down the hall from the sanctuary, if you need a place to move around but still see the service.
Summer Family Hour: Faith on the Big Screen
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Jones Hall
Parents, kids, and teens: come enjoy breakfast, and see how popular family-friendly films express truths about our faith. There will be optional childcare for ages 4 and under.
- June 11 – 25: Superheroes
- July 2 – 16: Disney
- July 23: Cheaper by the Dozen
- July 30: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
- August 6 – 20: Harry Potter
- August 27: Mission Trip Reports
- September 3: Labor Day breakfast potluck
Sundays, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
When you know that your children are safe and well cared for, you can relax and concentrate on worship. We have separate, developmentally-specific nurseries staffed by loving, experienced caregivers. Parents of infants are given a beeper. Both nurseries are located on the lower level of the main church building:
Crib Room (Babies 6 weeks - Crawling): Main Church ground floor, Room 16
Walker Room (Strong walkers up to 4 yrs.): Main Church ground floor, Room 7
Vacation Bible School
July 10-14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kids age 4 through 5th grade are invited to a week-long half day Bible camp. Each day includes Bible teaching, music, crafts, games and service projects. This year's theme is “Rome” as we learn from the Apostle Paul and the very first Christians.