er welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.
He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” –Mark 9:36-37
Highland is a congregation that nurtures its members’ faith journeys from their earliest years. We are committed to transforming children’s lives by nurturing personal relationships with Jesus Christ and interacting with God’s Word. Through our loving dedication to Kids@Highland, we strive to lay the critical groundwork so that they may go forward to disciple and impact the world for Christ.
Nursery (located off the Narthex next to the Welcome Center)
Enjoy worship with the comfort of knowing your child is safe and loved! Whether you attend our 9:30 am Traditional Service or our 11 am Contemporary Service, Highland offers full nursery care for infants and toddlers under the age of 3.
Sunday School at 9:30 am
Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, Highland brings Jesus to life for children from the age of 3 through 5th grade. During this Sunday School hour wonderful, loving teachers introduce our kids to the word of God and further their faith journeys. Through these Christian education programs, it is our prayer that we nurture each and every child who enters our doors and help them grow in both their relationship with Jesus and with others.
All children must register each year for Sunday School. To register, visit the Children’s Ministry kiosk in the back of the Narthex.
Preschool, Kindergarten Class (Located next to the Nursery off the Narthex)
This year we are encouraging youngsters to drive deep into God’s works through the “Deep Blue” curriculum. This awe-inspiring resource includes adventure, stories, arts and crafts and active games.
Grades 1, 2, 4 and 5 – Rooms 101, 102 and 104
Children in these four grade levels are treated to monthly stories that feature storytelling, science, technology, games and more. This WoRM (WOrkshop Rotation Model) learning is introduced each month with a 15-minute time to sing, celebrate birthdays and launch the four-week topic.
Grade 3 – Room 103
Third grade is a very special year for Highland’s kids as they journey through the Bible from beginning to end. This is the year that closes with each child receiving their own Bible as part of a spring worship service. Through the gifts of a very special teacher, they learn the sequence of the Bible, its books and how it applies to their everyday lives.
The Pray-Ground Sundays at 11 am – Fellowship Hall
Children are invited to join their parents and grandparents for our family-friendly Contemporary Worship service. While kids are welcome to sit with their families, Highland has also created a special, sacred space for young worshippers in the back of Fellowship Hall. There, the “Pray-Ground” allows them to be a part of the larger congregation while participating in children’s time. Children receive a worship bag that includes activities that complement each week’s sermon.
Each week all children from Nursery through 5th grade must be signed in and out of the Nursery or Sunday School classroom by a parent or caregiver. Highland teachers and volunteers have all completed the requirements for Safe Church.
To review our Safe Church policies, click here.
To learn more about the children’s ministry of Kids@Highland, click here to download our Brochure
For an intimate look at the Kids@Highland ministry, click here to view the stories and photos on our Blog.
If you’re feeling called to help bring Jesus to Highland’s next generation, please visit the Kiosk any Sunday at the back of the Narthex or contact Laurie Juárez, our Director of Christian Ministry, at 717-569-2651 or lauriejuarez@HighlandPC.org.