For children age 3 through grade 5, we offer programs that build faith in the knowledge of God and the fellowship of God’s community. We offer an exciting, interactive Sunday School program along with mid-week enrichment activities.

This Week:

10:15 am There will be Children’s Church at the 10:15 a.m. service, and nursery care for children under age 3.

Mid-week Programs (Spirit & Little Spirit)

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  • Little Spirit: Children ages 3 years old through kindergarten are invited to meet on Mondays, 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Spirit: Children in grades 1 – 5 are invited to this midweek ministry on Tuesday, 3:45 – 5:30 p.m.

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Spirit Programs are…

A Time for Fellowship

Children gather at 3:45 p.m. in Westminster Hall to greet friends and enjoy a healthy snack.

A Time for Building Faith

Through Bible lessons and games, the curriculum is taught to equip children with a solid Christian foundation to help them make smart choices every day.

A Time for Singing Praises to God

Our children’s Spirit choirs provide an opportunity for children to find their singing voices and use them to praise God in worship! We have fun singing, learning basic music reading, playing instruments, learning Bible stories reflected in the weekly texts and preparing for worship leadership.

The children’s choirs sing in worship one Sunday each month, on Christmas Eve and offer two musicals throughout the year – one in December and one in May during the 10:15 a.m. worship service as the culmination of the choir year.

If interested in joining the Spirit programs, contact Jacqueline Obregon, Director of Children & Family Ministries, 908-766-1616 x14.

Sunday School & Children's Church

Building Faith at the Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge

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We believe the primary goal of Sunday School is to raise children in the knowledge of God and fellowship of God’s community. Faith needs Scripture to help it grow, because there is no comprehension and meaning without content. At the Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge, the Bible lies at the heart of all our programming.

Sunday School ~ 9:00 a.m.

Sunday School (age 3-grade 5) is a developmentally appropriate look at the stories of the Bible. A variety of learning techniques help children learn about their faith while having an enjoyable experience incorporating games, music and art. Registration for children ages 3 through Grade 5 is ongoing throughout the year. Parents bring children to their classrooms at 9:00 a.m. and pick them up at 9:45 a.m.

Classroom Assignments
Fireside Room: Children ages 3 – Kindergarten
Finley Room: Children in Grades 1-2
Calvin Hall: Children in Grades 3-5

Children’s Church ~ 10:15 a.m.

Children (age 3-grade 2) begin in worship in the Sanctuary with their families. After the Message for Children, children are invited to attend Children’s Church in the Chapel. This special worship service is designed just for them as it includes a Bible story, a hands-on learning activity and a snack. Parents may meet their children in Westminster Hall after the worship service.

To learn more about Sunday School and Children’s Church, contact Director of Ministries to Children and Their Families, Jacqueline Obregon, 908-766-1616 x14.

Nursery Care

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The nursery, located near the Sanctuary, is open on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services for infants and toddlers (ages 0-3). The church has a minimum of two caregivers in the nursery at all times. Because we want your worship experience to be as comfortable as possible, a silent paging system is available which ensures our ability to reach you at any time. The nursery features a diaper changing station and sink, and also serves as a private feeding room. Newcomers are always welcome. If you have any questions about the nursery, contact Pam Smith, 908-766-1616 x12.

Vacation Bible School

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VBS 2014 will be August 4-8!

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Vacation Bible School generally occurs the 1st full week in August, from 9 am – 12 noon, Monday – Friday

For children age 3 – grade 5
Don’t miss games, crafts, music, dancing!
Come learn about God’s amazing love for you!
Spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors!

Looking for VBS Volunteers

To share your time and talents, please contact Director of Children’s Ministries, Jacqueline Obregon. We need YOU, no matter your talents, skills, or particular availability! Childcare will be available for younger children of volunteers.

Treehouse Child Caring Center

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Founded in 1982 by the Education Council of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, the Tree House serves the community by offering loving full-day and half-day child care programs for children ages 2 to 5.

Mission:
As a mission of The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge, The Tree House strives to provide an environment rich in independent learning, while fostering character development, confidence, and a love of learning in every child. At The Tree House, children build their foundation for future learning by exploring their potential and the world in which they live.

Learning More:
To learn more about the Tree House or to schedule a tour, contact the Tree House Director, Jen Nowack, or visit the website.

The Tree House Childcare Center is located at:
One East Oak Street
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Phone: 908.221.1619
Director: Jen Nowack (director@thpreschool.com)
Website: www.thpreschool.com