“We believe our children are gifts to us from God. A part of our mission is to help them discover their own God-given talents and experience the joy of being a part of a warm and loving Christian community.”

New Hope Presbyterian Church is a very child-friendly and child-oriented congregation. We encourage children to fully participate in the Sunday services. Children’s Worship activities and crayons are available during worship service that coordinate to the sermon’s message and scripture.

At New Hope we strive to:

  • Make each child feel welcome, comfortable, and important.
  • Offer a variety of relevant, hands on ways to understand the Bible and how it  applies to everyday life.
  • Nurture faith and spiritual development.
  • Provide an opportunity for creative learning, personal development, worship, and prayer.


Lead Sunday School
All of the materials are provided, it's fun; bond with your classroom kids and get to know their families; learn more about the Bible.

Join the Children's Ministry Team
Help shape the direction for this ministry.  Help our little ones grow into faithful followers of Christ.

Volunteer for Vacation Bible School
Very rewarding and fun to help guide the children through the adventures of VBS.

Donate Supplies
For the Children's Ministry here at New Hope to be used for Sunday School or other special events such as VBS.

To volunteer or if you have questions, contact Susan Kinney. 

An age and topic resource shelf is available in the hallway near the education wing. We also provide quarterly New Hope kids happenings via email to introduce the monthly curriculum themes and helpful parent cues. To sign up to receive these emails contact Susan Kinney.


After our children’s message during our worship service, our friendly children’s ministry team will greet you and check-in your children to the nursery or into their Sunday school class. Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for some basic personal information. (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone.)


Keeping your kids safe and secure is our top priority. All of our New Hope Sunday school Leaders are screened with an interview and federal background check. All rooms have two volunteers present at all times. The Children’s Ministry Director will monitor the exits and hallways.

Age-Appropriate Ministry

Whatever your children’s ages, we have biblical teaching, music, games and activities that fit their own unique needs. Our curriculum is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.

  • Vacation Bible School - 1st full week of June each summer
  • Trunk or Treat - October
  • Bible Presentation & Bible 101 Class - November for 3rd graders
  • Mission Projects - Veterans Day cards, Fountains of Hope,  Food Drives, Senior Smiles, Clothing Drives, etc.
  • Family Christmas Night - 1st Sunday in December
  • Sacrament Training - Late Winter for 4th graders
  • Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Morning


Available for children 2 and under


We are hard at work preparing our Fall Sunday School program! This session will run from October 1st to November 5th with a special kickoff celebration on Sunday, September 24th. Class will be every Sunday from 9:00-9:45, and we will be using a new curriculum series that combines a short video with hands-on activities and lessons. Contact Susan Kinney for more details!

Regular Sunday School programming will still take place during our 10:00am Worship Service.


Preschool Curriculum (ages 3 - 1st grade) uses First Look through Orange.

We want your kids to grow up understanding that:

  • God Made them.
  • God Loves them.
  • Jesus Wants To Be Their Friend Forever.

Elementary & Preteen Curriculum (2nd - 4th grade) uses 252 Kids through Orange.

We want your kids to grow up:

  • Making wiser choices
  • Building stronger relationships
  • Developing a deeper faith

*Orange Curriculum combines child development and theology to create a comprehensive children's ministry curriculum and strategy for every phase of a kid’s life to influence their faith from birth to graduation.

ANGEL CHOIR *on summer break will resume in the fall

If your child(ren) like to sing and are in kindergarten through 4th grade, join us in Angel Choir! Rehearsals are from after church until 11:30am Sunday mornings. We meet in the choir room at the top of the stairs. For more information, contact Martha Thieme at

We are really casual, so don't worry if you know your child(ren) might miss a rehearsal or two (or more). We're all about having fun while we learn about Jesus through song.