Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services. If you’d like your children to stay with you throughout the whole service, we welcome them wholeheartedly. Wiggles and whispers are part of what it is to be a child. If your child needs to stretch during worship, we have a quiet room at the back of the sanctuary with a window into the service and sound piped in. Return to worship whenever you are ready.
If you’d prefer to worship without your children present, we have a fully staffed and fun-filled nursery for our youngest children (ages 0-3) downstairs just off the Lower Hall. You can worship knowing that your child(ren) are happy and safe in their own programme.
Sunday School (ages 3-9)
Children are part of our worshipping community. Children aged 3-9 start the service with us in the sanctuary and then, after the Children’s Story, go down to the hall for Sunday School. They meet for worship and whole group learning, then break into smaller groups for age-related activities. Please pick up your child(ren) after the service.
We Believe (ages 10-16)
Children and youth ages 10 and up meet with the associate minister in the minister’s office on Sunday mornings after the sermon.
Friday Night Youth
We have five groups for children and youth. The younger groups meet on Friday nights from September to April, 6:00-8:00 p.m., and the high school group meets 8:00-9.30 p.m. We start and end the evening with worship, then break into age-based groups.
- HPC CHICKLETTES (girls ages 5-8)
This group’s programme includes devotions, games, crafts and snack. The girls work together on projects that develop their own gifts and abilities while serving others.
- HPC BRAVE BOYS (boys ages 5+)
This group enjoys active learning, snacks, games and numerous projects.
- HPC GOD’S GIRLS (girls ages 9-12)
The programme for the older girls includes Christian study of themes pertinent to growing young girls, crafts, snack and games.
- HPC JUNIORS (for middle school age)
This group for middle school coeds includes bible study, snack and games.
- HPC YOUTH (for high school age)
This programme for high school coeds includes bible study, snack and games as well as occasional out-trips.
Family and Youth Ministries
Throughout the year we hold various family and youth events:
FAMILY FUN NIGHTS – for all ages, held once every three months, Fridays 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.