We embrace children in our church community and have several Christian and enriching programs for them!
The purpose of our Children / Youth Ministry is to educate our children in God’s word and to live the word as an example for them to follow.
Children’s Time – Sunday morning worship at TPC (All children are welcome!)
During the 11:00 AM worship service at Tazewell Presbyterian Church, children come down front and join the pastor for a special children’s message before the regular sermon. At the end of the children’s message, a church volunteer takes the children downstairs for a Children’s Church lesson that usually builds on the message that the pastor shared. This includes a Bible story and craft time!
Adventure Time and TAG (The Adventure Gang) – Wednesdays after school from 3:30 – 5:00 PM
On Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, children and youth meet in the Tazewell Presbyterian Church fellowship hall where they share a snack and then break into two groups. Adventure Time is for students from Kindergarten through grade five (K-5).
The second group, called TAG (The Adventure Gang), is for middle school students grades 6-8. Each group has a Bible Story, a craft, and music time with our choir director. The Adventure Time Choir and the Middle School Choir sing during worship one Sunday a month.
Merge – Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Sunday evenings are an exciting time for our younger church members. Our children and youth can attend Merge which is a partnership among local churches that provides a combined weekly non-denominational worship service for students in grades K-12. This is held at Main Street United Methodist Church but may sometimes meet at other locations. This program usually starts with a game and uplifting praise music. Then the students are divided into two groups, K-5 and 6 -12. This allows for age specific lessons. Children come back together for another song and a closing prayer. Merge will teach within the framework of the Apostle’s Creed but will not undermine any churches distinctive doctrine.
VBS (Vacation Bible School) – Summer
Typically held near the end of June, VBS is Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Classes are grouped for Preschool – 5th grade while the Middle and High School youth assist as helpers.