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.
Sunday 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Our nursery is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Typically, it is available for children birth through 5 years old from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday mornings and is staffed by wonderful childcare professionals, as well as church members. Upon checking in, parents will sign their child(ren) in and provide a cell phone number that can be used if they are needed during the service.
Sunday 9:30 -10:30 AM
Godly Play is our Sunday School curriculum for children ages 3 through 5th grade. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are posting tapes of the Godly Play stories each week on our Youtube page. When we come back together, the children will meet from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings September - May in the Children's Assembly Room on the second floor. Godly Play is based on Biblical storytelling and allows children to enter into the story with wonder and awe, and to engage with the story through creative play. More information on the Godly Play program is available here.
Sunday 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
During the pandemic, this class is not meeting.
Worship 101 is offered each fall for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. We believe that children are an important part of our congregation and should be involved as much as possible in worship. This class helps children prepare for active participation in worship. Typically, it meets from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Children's Assembly room on the second floor and after the class concludes, children will join their parents in worship on the first Sunday of Advent, and the beginning of the new church year. Topics include: Why, Where & How Do We Worship? How Do We Get Ready for Worship? How Do We Hear God's Word? What is Baptism? What is Communion? What is Prayer? How Do We Thank God? Worship in Action.
For more information about children in worship, see our worship page.
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Wednesday Night Fellowship meets Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. We gather in the Fellowship Hall for a potluck dinner. At 6:00 p.m., children gather in the Children's Assembly room on the second floor for a Bible lesson and choir. This year we are using the Deep Blue Kids curriculum, "Loving God, Loving Neighbor." In choir, the children practice music to sing during church services. The adult class meets in the Fellowship Hall during this time. Nursery for children ages 3 and under is provided from 5:30 p.m.
Parents Night Out
Friday 5:30 -9:00 PM
Four times throughout the year, we hold a Parents Night Out on a Friday evening from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Parents are invited to drop the kids off at church for a fun evening of crafts, games, and movies. Dinner is provided, and the nursery is open for infants - 3 year old children. There is no charge, and you do not need to be a church member to participate. The dates for 2019-2020 are Fridays, September 20, November 15, January 17, and March 13.
We rejoice whenever our church family grows by birth or adoption! Our pastors are anxious to meet with families to share our understanding of the meaning and responsibilities of the sacrament of baptism and to make plans to welcome our newest members.
Safe Child Policy
Our church strives to make sure each child feels welcomed, loved, and safe in our building and in our programs. We are a "Safe Sanctuaries" church and all our staff and volunteers are background checked and participate in an annual child-safety training program. For more information on our Safe Child Policy, click here.
For more information on any of our children's ministry programs, or to find out how you can get involved, contact Amy Wilson, Christian Formation Associate.
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!
Join us for breakfast and informal discussion of Bible teachings and how they relate to your life. Meets in Fellowship Hall.
This class is not currently meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Danville Youth Connection
(6th -12th grade)
Middle school 4:30 PM
High school 6:00 PM
Currently, we are planning to alternate between in-person meetings and Zoom meetings for the fall. 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.
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.
Centre students who are looking to participate regularly in a church choir will find a place here at the The Presbyterian Church. We have always been open to student participation at any level. Additionally, we are committed to specialized ministry in the area of music for particularly gifted students.
Our choirs are directed by Dr. Zach Klobnak, Centre's College Organist and Instructor of Music.
Led by Rollin Tarter and Peggy Tudor, this five-week program will help us understand the issues facing those with mental illness and those who care for them and to find ways that we as a church can help support those people. The first four sessions will use the PC (USA) curriculum, Comfort My People, and will be made up of small group discussion sessions online. The fifth and final session will be a panel discussion of local mental health care professionals and other stakeholders. Pick up a study guide at the church office. Please reserve your place by calling Nicole McCusker at 659-236-6692.
Bible Study: Living Word
Sunday 9:30 AM
(This group is not currently meeting, due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
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.
Book Study: I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)
Monday 12:00 PM
(Meeting by Zoom beginning September 14th)
Led by Alice Davis, this group will discuss the book by Sarah Holland and Beth Silvers. (The pair met at Transylvania University in Lexington and went on to start a podcast called Pantsuit Politics.) The book explores how we can have civil and respectful conversations with each other despite differing political and social views through active, grace-filled listening and discovery of common values. To sign up or for questions, contact Alice Davis.
Prayer Group and Card Ministry
Sunday 9:30 AM
(currently by telephone)
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.
Wednesday 5:30 PM
(We are not currently meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
Bring a side or dessert to share and join us for dinner and fellowship at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6:00 p.m. by a rotating schedule of spiritual practices:
1st Wednesdays: Milestones Ministry— We will mark significant events in our lives (like getting a driver’s license or caring for aging parents or an ill spouse, among others), using a four-step process that includes scripture reading, reflection, prayer, and conversation, to discover how God is present in these important transitions as well as our everyday lives.
2nd Wednesdays: Service—We will bake cookies for Soup's On Us, our monthly lunch-making and lunch-delivery ministry which takes place each second Saturday of the month.
3rd Wednesdays: Lectio Divina—We will use an ancient practice of reading and meditating on the scriptures to deepen our relationship with God and increase our understanding of God’s word for our lives.
4th Wednesdays: Fellowship—An unstructured time for making new friends and reconnecting with old friends.
Bible Study: Exodus
Thursday 10:30 AM
(Currently meeting via Zoom beginning September 3rd)
Led by Jim Erwin and based on the book of Exodus, the group will explore
the development of the special relationship between God and the children of Israel. We will look at the events in the history of the people of Israel that took place between 1450 and 1200 B.C. that followed the Genesis account of Jacob (Israel) and his family journeying to Egypt. Contact Nicole McCusker at 859-236-6692 for the Zoom link.