For Parents

Pera Wagner

Classes and Groups

Parent Gathering
Sundays, 10–10:30 a.m., Elson Parlor
Stop by for a brief time of study and friendship with other parents before picking children up from Sunday School.
Deeply RooTED: Talks for Christian Parents
January 8-29, Elson Parlor, 10-10:30 a.m. (optional extended time: 10:30-10:50 a.m.)
Join us for talks specifically for parents, covering topics such as sports, secular culture, family time, and church community. Find insight into keeping your children rooted in faith as they experience youth and adolescence.
  • Jan. 8: Kristin Franke, Faithfully Rooted on the Field – or At Play
  • Jan. 15: Dave and Amy Thompson, Faithfully Rooted in “This City”
  • Jan. 22: Gabe and Kristy Chikes, Faithfully Rooted in the Family
  • Jan. 29: Jill Meek and Donna Marsh, Faithfully Rooted “in the Pew”
Parent Small Group
Every third Sunday, 5-6 p.m., Agencies Building Room 101 (January 22, February 26, March 19, May 21)
Children's activities will take place in the Agencies Building Lower Level. There will be a potluck from 6-6:30 in the Agencies Building Multipurpose Room. RSVP: please email Bethany Velasco.
High School Youth Parent Small Group
Every third Sunday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Agencies Building Multipurpose Room (January 22, February 26, March 19, May 21)
There will be a potluck from 6-6:30 in the Agencies Building Multipurpose Room. 



Family Service Event
Save the date: Sunday, March 12

Great Day of Service
Save the date: Saturday, May 13


Baptism is the sign and seal of being born into the Body of Jesus Christ. As a sign, it points to something else beyond the water — new life from God. As a seal, it is a sacrament commanded by our Lord Jesus. 
In the Presbyterian church, infants and children may be baptized, or a person may choose to be baptized for the first time as an adult.   The New Testament reports predominantly adult baptisms, but does indicate that families also received the sacrament, e.g., the Philippian jailer and family in Acts 16. In Peter’s Pentecost sermon, he indicated that the new covenant “is for you and your children.”
National Presbyterian Church Baptism
Baptism always happens during a full Sunday worship service, because it involves the whole covenant community.  An ordained minister of the church places water on the person’s head and baptizes him or her, “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
If you are interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, a pastor will meet with you to discuss this commitment; please contact Betty Conn.  
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