Children

We partner with parents to connect children with Christ as they hear about the love of Jesus and the Word of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Want to stay up to date with all our children’s activities?

Questions?

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Hi, we are Jill Meek, Director of Children's Ministry and Melanie Lenhard, Associate Director of Children's Ministry.

If you have any questions or need help getting your child connected with us, I’d love to help! You can contact us at npckids@nationalpres.org  or 202.537.7535.

Children's Ministry Overview

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Kids of all ages have opportunities to grow in faith by hearing God’s word, worshiping God, serving others, and connecting with their church family. Make sure to subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter as this is the best way to keep up to date with our activities. Parents, we want to support you! Please visit our Parents page.

Kids in Worship

Children's Time & Children's Chapel

We love kids in worship! We provide blue worship bags for children to pick up and return just outside the Sanctuary. During worship, children are invited to the front for a children's message. After that, children in grades K-5 may exit to the Chapel for a special time of learning together during the sermon. Teachers will return children to their parents in the Sanctuary before the end of the service.

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Groups for Kids

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Nursery and Toddlers

Sundays, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm:

During our Sunday services and programming, our Nursery is available for all infants to new walkers, and our Toddler Room is available for all solid walkers up to 4 years old. Our Toddler & Nursery Rooms are staffed by a dedicated team of caregivers and are located on the second floor of the main church building.

To find them, take the elevator to the second floor. After exiting the elevator, turn left and walk past the central staircase. You will find a volunteer with a check-in station for the nursery before the door.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

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2-11 Years

Sundays, 9:55-10:45 am:

NPC Children offers Sunday School classes for ages 2 through 11 years.

Children ages 2 to 3 will have their Sunday school program in the Toddler Room in the main church building.

Classes for 4 years old through 5th grade are held in the Education Building (National Presbyterian School).

There are check-in stations in both buildings. Please check-in at a check-in station when you arrive, and pick-up children in classrooms, after Sunday School. During Sunday School, our awesome teaching teams lead our kids in learning about God through Bible stories, discussion, crafts, games, and more!

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

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Club 45

Club 45 is a place for 4th & 5th graders grow in faith and friendship. Club 45 usually meets twice per month, on Fridays, 7:00-8:00 pm at the Youth House for games and a devotional. It is also a great place to invite friends!

If you are interested in attending, please contact jmeek@nationalpres.org for more information and check our Events page for dates.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Vacation Bible School

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Next VBS Coming Summer 2023!

Kids ages 4 years - rising 5th graders are invited to join us for fun, friends and faith at NPC Vacation Bible School! We celebrate Jesus with fun songs, play games, make crafts, and have a great time. We also need youth and adult volunteers! Keep your eye out for more information, starting early in 2023.

Registration

Prior to your child's participation in our children's activities, we ask that you complete a brief registration.