Welcome to our Children's Page!
BPC has opened its doors to In House Sunday Worship at 9:30am which means that we will have Sunday school as well. I want to start by thanking everyone who responded to the survey regarding how you and your family would feel most comfortable coming back to Sunday school. We are very excited and feel very confident that we can provide a safe and purposeful experience for your family.
We will be set up under the tree as long as whether permits. If we do need to go in the parlors for any reason, all children and adults will be required to wash their hands upon first entry. Teachers will all be wearing masks and we ask that your children wear masks as well. Hand sanitizer will be available as well as disposable masks if you may need one. Each child will have a bag of materials just for them, labeled and left at the church (you don’t need to remember to bring anything!)
As for the nursery, all toys will be put away as it would be very difficult to sanitize everything in the nursery each week so please bring something to entertain your little ones. I will also have a package of materials for each little one in our nursery as well.
On Sunday the 13th, CE will be providing “coffee hour”. It will be individual and packaged. We do hope to see everyone on Sunday but completely understand if your family is still not comfortable yet.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. You can either email me or feel free to call/text 516-658-7116.
Looking to find out about Sunday School?
Sunday School is offered during the school year (September-June) for children aged 4 and up and begins at 10:30 am during the worship service. Families come to worship and the children participate in the Children's Message and then depart with their teachers to The Parlors. The Sunday School program is designed by our Session's Christian Education Ministry for a range of ages and attention spans, all children are free to participate in the church service and/or attend Sunday School or enjoy the Nursery/Childcare Room (infant- age 3). Sunday Church School resumes each fall the Sunday following Labor Day with registration and an opportunity for the children and parents to meet our Christian Education Ministry members, teachers, assistants, and staff. Christian Education Director Emily Otto focuses the curriculum on connecting each week’s Bible story and values to live by to our children’s lives today. This connection will be made each week in ways our children and parents will be able to reinforce at home.
The Nursery Room is designed for children from infants through 3 years old. Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church has supervised nursery care available during Sunday morning worship services. Emily and her assistants provide a safe and welcoming environment for our young children.
Children's Sunday School Choir
The Sunday School Choir is part of the kids' Sunday morning time together. Organist & Choir Director Thomas White joins with the children and their teachers for a time of singing. The children sing once a month and on special occasions/holidays.
The Christian Education Committee plans many special events throughout the year for our children and their family and friends to enjoy. All are welcome to celebrate with us!
In the Fall
Opening Day of Sunday School: The Sunday after Labor Day Weekend. The CE Ministry welcomes families with children for the opening day of Sunday School arriving at 10:30 am for Worship and the Commissioning of Sunday School Teachers and Christian Education Director -- Emily Otto. Following Sunday Worship, please join us for a BBQ Lunch in celebration.
Harvest Hayride and Farm Fun at the Halsey Farm
Fundraiser for the Giving Tree Project
In the Winter
Christmas Pageant: takes place on Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm
Giving Tree Project: This project works with the Bridgehampton School District to provide Christmas gifts for families in our community.
In the Spring
Spring Mission Project: Each year the Sunday School selects an organization to support.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt: occurs the Saturday before Easter Sunday
Youth Sunday: Last day of Sunday School before the summer
If you have any questions about youth programming, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at (631) 537- 0863.
Frequently Asked Questions ...
What happens during Sunday School?
Following the Children's Message, children age 4 and above go with their teachers to The Parlors next door to the main church where they'll enjoy a weekly Bible story, fun worksheets, craft items, and a time of singing together.
Who are the Sunday School teachers?
Our teachers and assistants are members of the congregation led by Christian Education Director Emily Otto. Many generations of families outside of our congregation have also had the pleasure of spending time in our children's education events and chances are you may know them yourself since many are also teachers in local schools!
Tell Me More about the Nursery/Childcare Room?
During worship, arts & crafts materials and, periodically, worksheets are available in the Nursery for parents or care-providers. While the Nursery/Childcare Room is not currently staffed Sunday mornings, parents are invited to stay with their infants & toddlers-perhaps taking turns on succeeding Sundays. The worship service is "piped" through a speaker. The room is located through the right front door of the sanctuary.