For children age 3 through grade 5, we offer programs that build faith in the knowledge of God and the fellowship of God’s community. We offer an exciting, interactive Sunday School program along with mid-week enrichment activities.

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Sunday School

Building Faith at the Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge

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We believe the primary goal of Sunday School is to raise children in the knowledge of God and fellowship of God’s community. Faith needs Scripture to help it grow, because there is no comprehension and meaning without content. At the Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge, the Bible lies at the heart of all our programming.

Sunday School ~ 10:15 a.m.

Children (age 3-grade 5) begin in worship in the Sanctuary with their families. After the Message for Children, children are invited to attend our Sunday School. They will move to the chapel as a group for a Bible story, hymns, and a prayer. Then they will be separated into groups by grade for the morning’s lesson.

A variety of learning techniques help children learn about their faith while having an enjoyable experience incorporating games, music and art. Parents may meet their children in Westminster Hall after the worship service.

To learn more about Sunday School, contact Director of Children & Family Ministries to Children, Jacqueline Obregon, 908-766-1616 x14.

Mid-week Programs (Children's Music & Connect!)

Connect!

Connect to friends and learn new skills in a faith filled environment!

Connect is a new program that meets in Westminster Hall, where children engage in a program designed to build faith, foster community, and of course have fun! Every 4 weeks a new theme is introduced. Children can register for just 1 thematic unit or attend them all!

(A small fee may be collected for materials, depending on the unit.) We look forward to seeing you!

The first unit is “Culinary Fun!”
While learning to cook favorite recipes like pizza, chocolate cake, and salads, children explore calories, fats and sugars to learn about making healthy choices. Children will also engage in food challenges and games!

Connect 1-2
1st – 2nd graders
Meets Thursday, 4:15-5:30 pm
September 21 – October 12

Connect 3-4-5
3rd – 5th graders
Meets Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30 pm
September 19-October 10

Materials fee for 4 weeks: $15

Click to sign up for Connect!

Children’s Music

  • Little Voices- Ages 3 to Kindergarten: Class time-Tuesdays 4:15-4:45 P.M.
    The Little Voices Choir enables young children to explore music, biblical text and movement through informal activities based on a rich curriculum of Christian songs, hymns, musical games, and stories.The choir will participate throughout the church year in the first part of worship to share their music with the congregation.
  • Joyful Noise Choir – Grades 1 & 2: Rehearsal time-Tuesdays 4:45-5:30 P.M.
    The objective of the Joyful Noise choir is to increase the children’s enjoyment of Christian music and to encourage a lifelong appreciation for music through all aspects of the program, which is pedagogically sound as well as fun and engaging. The Joyful Noise Choir will sing in worship to share sincere and reverent music to the Lord.
  • Jubilee Choir – Grades 3-5: Rehearsal time Sundays 11:15 A.M.-Noon.The Jubilee Choir will focus on the inherent musical potential God has gifted to each child by developing musical skills; including expressive, tuneful singing, artful movement, instrument playing, and notational literacy for the purpose of participating in worship through music.

Click to Sign Up for Children’s Music!

 

If interested in joining the Children’s Music programs, contact Beth Donley, Director of Children’s Music Ministries, 908-500-1789.

Nursery Care

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The nursery, located near the Sanctuary, is open on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services for children age 2 years and younger. The church has a minimum of two caregivers in the nursery at all times. Because we want your worship experience to be as comfortable as possible, a silent paging system is available which ensures our ability to reach you at any time. The nursery features a diaper changing station and sink, and also serves as a private feeding room. Newcomers are always welcome. If you have any questions about the nursery, contact Jackie Obregon.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be July 31–August 5, from 9 am – 12 noon, Monday – Friday.

For children age 3 – 5th grade

Cost is $40 per child or $80 per family

 Click to Register! 

Don’t miss games, crafts, music, dancing!
Come learn about God’s amazing love for you!
Spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors!

Would you like to help out during VBS?

To share your time and talents, please contact Director of Children & Family Ministries, Jacqueline Obregon. We need YOU, no matter your talents, skills, or particular availability! Childcare will be available for younger children of volunteers.

Treehouse Child Caring Center

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Founded in 1982 by the Education Council of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, the Tree House serves the community by offering loving full-day and half-day child care programs for children ages 2 to 5.

Mission:
As a mission of The Presbyterian Church of Basking Ridge, The Tree House strives to provide an environment rich in independent learning, while fostering character development, confidence, and a love of learning in every child. At The Tree House, children build their foundation for future learning by exploring their potential and the world in which they live.

Learning More:
To learn more about the Tree House or to schedule a tour, contact the Tree House Director, Jen Nowack, or visit the website.

The Tree House Childcare Center is located at:
One East Oak Street
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Phone: 908.221.1619
Director: Jen Nowack (director@thpreschool.com)
Website: www.thpreschool.com