Want to sign up to volunteer in the nursery?
Please visit the nursery check-in desk this Sunday and pick up a sign-up form & background check form.
Nursery Vision Statement
The TCPC Family Ministry exists for the glory of Christ, by partnering with parents in the discipleship of children to become corporate worshippers who love Jesus for a lifetime.
The hope of the TCPC Nursery Ministry is that every parent feels welcomed and supported, and every child begins to learn that they are created by God, loved by Him, and belong to our church body. We make every effort to keep our nursery a safe and loving environment for both the parents and children.
Our newly built nursery wing, has 5 rooms, an indoor playroom and an outdoor playground. This wing is locked and secured throughout the morning to ensure the only people who have access to your children are our workers, volunteers and you as a parent.
Each room is staffed with a regular weekly worker, who is there every Sunday to greet and care for your child. These ladies are passionate about children’s ministry and are loving toward the children in their room. They desire to build a relationship with you as the parent, so that you feel comfortable leaving your child in their hands.
Each room also has volunteers. All of our volunteers are background checked and trained before serving in the nursery. We have a rotating list of volunteers, so the children are gaining a full vision of the church body, the different members, and how they serve and love them.
All of our rooms follow the same curriculum plan, so there is unity in what each of the children are being taught. Within this curriculum we have a “Big Truth” where they are taught the importance of God’s Word through one big truth every month. The big truth comes from the Bible Story that they hear, every week for a month. The children also learn a song that helps them memorize Scripture, and a specific prayer is prayed over each child in the nursery. If you want to see samples of our curriculum, our nursery director would be thrilled to show you.
Sleeping/Nursing Room: this room is dimly lit and has 3 cribs and two rocking chairs for the convenience of mothers. We also have available a sound machine and a monitor.
Infant Room: birth-beginning to crawl
Crawlers (Orange) Room: crawlers-new walkers
Toddlers (Purple) Room: walkers-23 months
Twos (Green) Room: two year olds
Threes (Blue) Room: three year olds (must be potty trained)
*If you turn 4 AFTER August 1, you may remain in the nursery for the remainder of the year. We have a graduation for all of our 4 year olds into the Children’s Ministry, in the fall.
Indoor Playroom: each class gets a turn to play in the room during our colder months and rainy days.
Outdoor Playground: an age appropriate playground is available for each room to use on Sunday mornings for children to run, play and get their energy out.
New to the Nursery?
If this is your first time visiting the nursery, we would love to give you a tour on Sunday morning! If you are planning on dropping your child off, we have a check-in process that we will walk you through. The nursery is located to the right of the sanctuary, off of the Sunday School hallway. The nursery director, or a coordinator will be at the front desk ready to answer any of your questions, or check your child into the nursery through our secure check-in system.
You can also fill out the form below to get the process started before you even get here: TCPC Nursery Registration Form
In the nursery, we recognize that you, as the parent, is first and foremost the child’s first discipler, and we are just thrilled to come alongside of you in leading your child to Christ. To help partner with you, we love to give you resources. Available outside of the nursery wing is a resource wall, where you will find the Monthly Curriculum that your child will be learning. We also like to provide the parent with articles, activities, encouragement and many more things on this wall. We also send out monthly newsletters; if you would like to be added please email the nursery director. We would also love for you to keep up with the nursery via Instagram or our Facebook Group.
If you have any further questions or comments, please email Leeann Raleigh, our Nursery Director, at email@example.com. She would love to hear from you!
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School is an essential part of our children’s ministry. Gifted and committed adults give instruction to our children about God and His plan to redeem people through Jesus. All classes involve age appropriate activities including singing, doing crafts, studying the Bible, and praying together.
Sunday school for all ages is offered during the Sunday school hour, between the Sunday services from 10:20 am until 11:05 am. It is divided according to age and/or school grade. Below you will find the curricula used for each class.
Please contact Jennifer Matocha for more info.
August & September Curriculum
PRE-SCHOOL (ROOM 126) AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN (ROOM 109/111)
God Created All Things
The children learn that the Lord our Creator is gracious and merciful to his covenant people—forgiving them, saving them, and keeping them. With God’s blessing, the child who participates in these lessons will begin to develop a biblical self-image. He or she will begin to know: I am a child created in God’s image. My purpose is to glorify my Creator.
KINDERGARTEN (ROOM 105/107)
Beginning Kids Quest Catechism
Using accounts from the Bible and God’s work will help the children understand God’s character and abstract theological truths. Music, games, art, written activities, and a lot of repetition reinforce the teaching and help the children memorize the answers to the catechism questions.
They discover that God made every one of us just as he wanted us to be, and that he wants us to love and obey him.
Through listening to Bible stories, they see that each Person of the Godhead is fully God and has particular work to do in the world, especially in the redemption of sinners.
A recurring theme is God’s love and care, which are supremely expressed in his provision of redemption through Jesus Christ.
Our ultimate goal for each student to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and grow to love and trust him with all his or her heart, soul, mind and strength.
1ST GRADE (ROOM 119) AND 2ND GRADE (ROOM 121)
Younger Elementary children are starting to develop relationships with people outside the family circle, but home is of central importance. This semester’s curriculum is an excellent vehicle for teaching them what it means to live in God’s family. The children will be challenged them to trust and obey the loving heavenly Father, who has called them to belong to His family and has revealed who He is through His Word.
3RD GRADE (ROOM 123), 4TH & 5TH GRADE BOYS (ROOM 125), AND 4TH & 5TH GRADE GIRLS (ROOM 124)
This Fall the children will be learning about Worshiping God. As students learn to “feed” on God’s Word, they will discover a deepening treasure that will last a lifetime. As the children study God’s Word together this semester they will have a wonderful opportunity to help them discover and understand what worship is, and lead them in worshiping our great covenant God.
6TH GRADE (ROOM 127)
The children will be in a year long study about Biblical Doctrines. They will discover that the Bible is our only complete, God-given guide to truth. The children will be using the curriculum from James W. Beeke: Bible Doctrine for Older Children.