Our mission is to help children to know God’s love for themselves and share His love with others. The Presbyterian Church of Barrington’s Children’s Ministry Programs provide children and families opportunities to grow in their faith through programming based in Biblical teachings, fellowship and service.
The Milestones Ministry recognizes important steps in the life of faith:
- To provide children with information and experiences as they grow in faith
- To equip parents to be involved in the Christian Education of their children
- To recognize and celebrate milestone events with the congregation
- To assist the congregation in fulfilling the vows made at baptism to “help you know and follow Jesus Christ.
Our newly renovated Sunday School classrooms provide a fun and creative atmosphere for learning about and exploring of the Bible. Children enjoy lessons in a variety of specialized rooms including our art room, movie room, game room, science room and children’s library.
We offer weekly classes for ages 4 years to 6th grade on Sunday mornings during the 10:00 am worship service. Children 4 years to 2nd grade use the Sparks Rotation curriculum. They explore Bible stories through art, cooking, science, video, Bible skills and games lessons. While children in grades 3rd through 6th use the Picture the Bible curriculum. Each week the students read a new Bible story and discuss how it pertains to our current time. They work their way through the Bible from Creation to Pentecost.
PCB Kids (formerly Sunday Night Live)
A monthly program on Friday evenings for children 3 years to 5th grade. It is a fun place for the children to grow in their faith as they learn Bible stories and meet new friends. Activities include games, arts and crafts, music, story time and dinner.
Vacation Bible School
Summer Vacation Bible School is a week long day camp program offered in July. The children enjoy Bible lessons, arts and crafts, games, fun snacks and much more while contributing to mission projects that help the community they live in and around the world.
Christmas Vacation Bible School is a one day program in December. The children learn about the true meaning of Christmas through crafts, games and music.
PCB Children’s Library and Reading Club
All books in the library are available to be checked out. We encourage the children to take books home or enjoy them in the library.
Thank you to everyone who donated books for the library. We appreciate all the support given to this project.
Join the PCB Reading Club and receive a prize from the library treasure chest for every 10 books or 100 minutes that you read or are read to.
Reading Club cards are available in the library. Cards may be taken home or left in the Reading Club card drawer for kids to fill out when at church.
The PCB nursery is available to families during the 10:00 worship service. The nursery provides safe and nurturing care for children 0 to 3 years.