Children's Sunday School
    Nursery and Preschool (both available on Sundays)  

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

Infants and children through 4 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 | 9:45 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 multiple senses and 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)  

Grades 1 - 5 | 9:45 a.m.
Rm. 105

St. Philip uses the “Follow Me" curriculum. 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. 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.


    St. Philip Children's Choir (held on Sundays)  

All children age 5 and up | 9:45 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Sunday School begins with music. We meet weekly in the Children's Choir Room Church Administration (Office) Building. Our Children's Music Associate, Cecy Duarte, Associate for Children’s Music, teaches children to use music as a way to give thanks and praise to God.
  Why Children Should Sing in a Choir
Countless studies have shown that kids who sing in choir or play a musical instrument do better in school. Children who sing in choir also tend to develop better verbal and communication skills. Singing is great exercise for body, mind and spirit. Plus we have a lot of fun!


Rehearsals and Singing in Worship

Rehearsals consist of vocal training, music learning, and teamwork. When children first join a choir, it takes time for them to become accustomed to singing together and understanding what is involved in being in a choir. Rehearsals are essential, as they allow us time to work with the children to develop their musical skills in a highly engaging setting so they are ready to sing well for services.


Sunday Worship and Children’s Chapel
All children are invited to sit with their families during 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 bookshelf outside the sanctuary is 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 Pastor Omar 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.

    VBS | Vacation Bilble Saturday  

There are also many opportunities for education, fellowship and mission for children at St. Philip.


We have day-long seasonal Vacation Bible Saturday programs during Advent, Lent and the Summer.



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