Children’s Ministry at ORPC


Jesus welcomed children into his ministry at every turn, so we at ORPC try to do the same. There are a number of opportunities spread throughout the year for children to worship, grow, and connect with each other, with the church, and with God. Children will always have a home at ORPC.


Children In Worship

Nursery and Toddler

Childcare is offered during our 10:00 a.m. worship service through 2nd Hour Classes. With the help of paid nursery staff and volunteers, the infants and toddlers at ORPC have a safe and loving environment while parents enjoy worship and Sunday school.


Children’s Worship 

Children's Worship is offered for children ages 4 through 2nd grade. Children begin in the worship service with their families and are then invited to go to Children’s worship where they explore their faith through Bible stories, prayer, and experience. Based on Montessori principles, Children’s worship invites children to grow in Christian faith through story, play, and wonder.

Worship Tables

Children are also always welcome to stay in the Sanctuary service. Inside the Sanctuary, there are tables set on the right hand side for children or families who want to stay together in the Sanctuary worship. At these tables, there are coloring materials, modeling dough, and numerous quiet, fidget toys. 



Kirk Club

    SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

    Kirk Club (Kirk is a common Presbyterian word, coming from Scottish roots, meaning "Church") is a new group that is starting in the fall for 3rd-5th graders at the church. It will meet in the Fellowship House once a month (usually the first Sunday -- September is the exception because of Labor Day) for an hour after church, 11:15-12:15. Kirk Club will consist of community building and faith formation -- after all, we have to play together before we can pray together. We'll snack, play games, do activities, and have meaningful conversation about faith. See the schedule below:

    • September 11th: Kirk Club Kick Off!

    • October 2nd: Snack on World Communion Sunday

    • November 6th: The ART of Thanksgiving

    • December 4th: Kirk Club Christmas Party!


PassportKIDS Eagle Eye 2023

June 14th-17th, 2023

PassportKIDS is a new conference ORPC will be attending for children and youth who have completed 3rd through 6th grade. Situated at a conference center in Lynchburg, VA (very close by), PassportKIDS includes worship geared towards children, interactive Bible study, and LOTS of awesome camp activities. Our church stays in a lodge with just our group. The theme will be announced soon, but you can start registration here.


MASSANETTA 2023
June 22th-25th, 2023
Massanetta Middle School Conference is a hands-on, faith filled experience in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Completed fifth graders from Kirk Club will be eligible to join other middle schoolers from ORPC’s youth group and from across the country gather to participate in keynote, recreation, music, and small “Encounter Groups” led by an outstanding group of high school and adult leaders. The theme this year will be released in September, but you can start registration here.

Special Events

October Children’s Small Groups

ORPC will engage in a limited-time four week small group ministry in October! For four Sundays in October (10/9, 10/16, 10/23, & 10/30), small groups will gather around the church campus for an hour after worship (11:15am-12:15pm). Each small group has an awesome topical theme and way to engage in scripture, so you can find a way to connect no matter your interests! There will be adult education and children’s ministry  small groups, but youth are eligible to sign up for one of four small groups (descriptions in the link). Sign up here for the small group you want to join!

  • Games & God (PreK-5th grade) – games small group

  • Jesus’ Cookbook (3rd-8th grade) – cooking small group

Trunk or Treat

October 23rd, 6-8pm

Children from the congregation and the community are invited to join us for ORPC’s annual Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. Not only will there be lots of candy for kids, there will be games, treats, and special performances!

Christmas Eve Pageant

December 24th, 4pm

Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? Probably, but we want as many things to be on your radar as possible! Come on Christmas Eve to ORCP’s early, family service. There is NO rehearsal for the Christmas story – just show up and kids will get a costume and a role in the telling of Jesus’ birth!


Children’s Staff Person:

Chris Morgan (he/him)

Questions about children’s ministry at ORPC? Thinking about joining our group? Email Chris here or at chris.orpc@gmail.com.

Chris would love to meet your family. You can schedule a meeting with Chris to visit your front porch (he promises donuts or cookies) or for any other reason. Sign up here to connect.

Interested in receiving the monthly children’s ministry newsletter on the first of each month in your inbox? Join the listserv here.

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