Children
 
Note: Sunday School Classes are on Recess until September
 
    Nursery and Preschool (both available on Sundays)  
 


Nursery | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Infants and children through 3 years old

are invited to our Nursery, well-staffed by professional childcare providers. Please find our Nursery in Room 106 of the Education Building along the Sunday School Classroom hallway on the first floor. An usher or a greeter will be happy to direct you there.


The Nursery is available during both services
for infants and children.

 

 


Preschool – Godly Play Class | 9:30 a.m.

Our Preschool (age 3 - Kindergarten) class uses a curriculum called "Godly Play", developed by Jerome Berryman in Houston and used in reformed churches all over the world. Godly Play encourages children to use the language of Christianity to express what they innately know about God.

 

   




All Children
learn about God and
creation, play with friends, and enjoy
a snack. while parents remain on campus to worship, learn, and socialize. Our well-trained staff make sure that each child feels that this is a special and sacred place for them to be.

    Elementary (classes are held on Sundays)  
 


Lower Elementary

First Graders – Third Graders | 9:30 a.m.
St. Philip uses the “Grace & Gratitude" curriculum
for Lower Elementary. Engaging lessons emphasize the importance of God’s grace and the ways in which we can share our gratitude through faith and in our daily lives.  Living lives full of hospitality, generosity, kindness and love are central parts of this fun and exciting curriculum.

   



Upper Elementary

Fourth Graders – Fifth Graders | 9:30 a.m.
Upper Elementary class uses the “Feasting on the Word" curriculum. Based on the lectionary, students learn what the text meant to the audience at the time and discover what meaning it holds for them today.

 

 
    Music (classes are held on Sundays)  
 

First Graders – Fifth Graders | 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School begins with music in Room 105.
  Our Children's Music Associate teaches
the children to use music as a way to give
thanks and praise to God.

 

Children join their teachers
in their classrooms at 10:00 a.m.

    Sunday Worship and Children’s Chapel
All children are invited to sit with their families during 8:30a.m. and 11a.m. worship.
During the worship hour, there is a time just for children with the pastors. Worship bags as well as Children’s Bulletins
are available in the Narthex for children who wish to remain in church.
 
 

When children participate
in and lead worship they feel they are a special and beloved part of their faith community and they begin to develop their own sense of what it means to be a child of God.

 

Opportunities abound for children and youth
to take active roles in the life of worship at St. Philip as acolytes, liturgists and choir members. Please ask a pastor about these opportunities!

  Infants and children through three years
of age are invited to play in the Nursery
at any time during both services!

 

1st and 3rd
(and an occasional 5th)
Sundays of each month
| 11:00 a.m.
During 11:00 a.m. worship, children of pre-K age (age 4 as of September 1) through first grade are encouraged to worship with their families/parents in church. The first two pews on the lectern side of the sanctuary are stocked with Children’s Bibles, books, Children’s Bulletins and colored pencils. Families are welcomed to sit there with their children! Also, there are worship bags located in the Narthex.


 


2nd and 4th Sunday of each month | 11:00 a.m.

On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, children/parents worship with their families
at the beginning of the 11:00 a.m. service. Following the conversation with children, those
in pre-K through first grade are invited to attend Children's Chapel with our Ministry Associate and a parent helper.

Parents, please meet your children at those
pews following the postlude.
 


Children's Chapel

In the Children's Chapel, our young disciples learn the whos, whats , wheres, whens and whys of worship in the chapel, while also praying, seeing and hearing God's word at an age-appropriate level. Children return to join the congregation in the first few pews on the lectern side of the church for the last hymn.

 
 
   

St. Philip is a member of the Presbyterian Church - USA
4807 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056 - Ph. (713) 622-4807