Our ministry with children is guided by the understanding that all children are a gift of God. We share in affirming that all children are:
Created by God and created good;
All children are a gift to the whole human community;
All children have a real faith and gifts for ministry;
All children have the right to be children;
And all children are not just tomorrow, but they are today.
For more information about children's faith formation, or to find out how you can be involved, contact Amy Wilson, Director of Children and Family Ministries.
Godly Play is our Sunday School program for children ages 3 years old through 5th grade. It is based on an interpretation of Montessori religious education and is an imaginative approach to working with children, an approach that supports, challenges, nourishes and guides their spiritual quest. Our storytellers capture the attention and imagination of every child around the circle as they share stories from the Bible and encourage the children to reflect on them.
Godly Play meets on Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Godly Play suite on the second floor.
The mission of DYC is to provide a Christ-centered place for 6th-12th graders to talk, play, pray, serve, support, and grow as disciples with the guidance and care of adults who love them, empowering all for ministry.
Danville Youth Connection is a shared ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Danville, Trinity Episcopal Church, First Christian Church. DYC is a great place to find true friendships, exciting events, and important lessons about life’s challenges. Most importantly, it’s a safe place to connect with a real God who is passionately seeking us!
Contact Sean Gladding to get involved!
Join us for light breakfast refreshments and informal discussion of Bible teachings and how they relate to your life. Meets in Fellowship Hall.
Danville Youth Connection
(6th -12th grade)
We meet most Sunday nights during the academic year at one of the three partnership churches. We begin with a meal at 5:30 pm followed by reflection and games. Contact Sean Gladding for more information!
Local Mission Opportunities
Our youth participate in Soups On Us and Salvation Army Bell-Ringing with the wider church family, and complete their own projects–from canned food drives to Spring and Fall clean-up days!
Christmas Project with Phelps, KY: The DYC youth go to Phelps, KY to bring gifts for those who are in need and connect with their families by playing games, talking, and reading the story about the Birth of Christ to the kids. We partner with Peters Creek Church youth, as well. DYC Youth go shopping a week before they leave for the Christmas mission trip.
Summer Mission Trip: The DYC youth go to Mountain T.O.P. in Tennessee every summer in June. It is an amazing, life-changing experience! More information about the project can be found here: http://www.mountain-top.org
Super Bowl Party
Ski Trip /Snow-Tubing Trip
Kings Island Trip
College can be a bubble, seeing only 20 somethings and staying in the same four block space. Join us for worship, service, and meals while connecting with the greater community, a breadth of ages, interests, and faith journeys.
Contact Sean Gladding to get involved.
There are numerous opportunities for college students to serve at The Presbyterian Church – we are always looking for help with Soup's on Us, our second Saturday of the month lunch preparation and delivery ministry; Parents' Night Out, our quarterly Friday night opportunity for parents to bring their children to church for pizza and movie while they have some time to themselves; childcare during Sunday worship and Wednesday Night Fellowship; youth group, and our music ministry.
Contact Amy Wilson to get involved.
Bible Study: Living Word
Sunday 9:30 AM
Facilitated by Mark Tibbles, Living Word is a lectionary-based Bible study. Discussion revolves around themes found in scripture and how those themes can be applied to life, faith, and spiritual journeys.
Currently meeting in the chapel.
Sunday at 9:30 AM
Led by Bill Garriott and currently reading Transforming Congregational Culture, by Tony Robinson, a retired UCC pastor in Seattle, Washington. Robinson is a frequent contributor to The Christian Century, a blogger, speaker and consultant.
Many recent books have attempted to address the "crisis" in the mainline church. Anthony Robinson here makes a significant -- and in many ways unique -- contribution to this discussion by bringing his personal insights as a pastor to bear on the issue of renewing congregational life.
Writing from 25 years of experience in four congregations of differing size, location, and ethnic makeup, Robinson prescribes concrete changes in the practice of ministry that have been tried, tested, and lived out to great success. At the heart of his framework for church renewal is what he calls "cultural change." According to Robinson, technical or programmatic change is not sufficient to address the needs of the day. He argues for changing the very culture of mainline congregations, which involves recognizing and fostering their particular gifts and genius rather than trying to remake them into something they are not. His fruitful strategies for renewal touch every aspect of congregational life, from personal spiritual formation to church leadership.
Prayer Group and Card Ministry
Monday 10:00 AM
Together we send cards to and pray for people who are experiencing difficulties, grieving the loss of a loved one, or celebrating a significant event.
Currently meeting at the church in room 122.
Wednesday 5:15 PM
Join us for dinner and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall at 5:15 p.m., followed at 6:00 p.m. by the study of Tony Robinson's Transforming Congregational Culture, also being studied on Sunday mornings and described above.
Thursday 10:30 AM
Led by Jim Erwin in the Library of the church. Currently the group is discussing the book of Ezra.