Sunday Morning Children’s Activities

Children ages 3 and up are invited to take part in a Bible learning and worship experience each Sunday morning. Staff and volunteers use the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum, which takes us through the church year using the Revised Common Lectionary. These regular lessons are interspersed with other kinds of learning activities centered around the highlights of the church year such as Advent and Lent. Children begin in the worship service and after the Children’s Sermon (around 11:15 AM) move to nearby classrooms for their own age appropriate activities.


Sunday Morning Childcare (starting at 10:45 am)

We offer warm, loving, and professional childcare for infants and toddlers during worship services. Our nursery is located on the second floor of the Church House. For your child’s safety we offer a check-in/check-out system in our nursery.


Weeknight Children’s Activities

Throughout the year, parents and children are invited to participate in crafts, games, and other activities to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Black History month, Easter, and other holidays. During the month of July, families are invited to drop in for an open gym time and art activities on Wednesday evenings.


S.K.A.T.E.

Rutgers’ youth group is called S.K.A.T.E, which stands for Sanctuary for Kids of Acceptance, Trust, and Education. It is open to youth 13 years of age through seniors in high school and (usually) meets the first Friday of every month during the school year. Activities include: overnights at the church, out of the city retreats, service projects, and fun activities throughout the city.

We also offer a Sunday School class called S.K.A.T.E. Breakfast. Fellowship and breakfast happens from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, followed by a time of Christian Education during the worship hour. On Communion Sundays, youth come up together to worship with the congregation after their fellowship time.

For more information, contact our Executive Assistant, Janara Kellerman at jkellerman@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227 x201


Vacation Bible School

Every August, Rutgers Presbyterian Church invites children ages 4–11 to join us for a week (or two) of playtime, fun time, and Bible time. We most recently opened our hearts and minds to worship and play with the themes “Our Planet, Our Faith” and “To Mars and Beyond.” Information about dates, registration, and pricing and scholarships will be available in the first week of July.   All are welcome.

For more information, contact our Executive Assistant, Janara Kellerman at jkellerman@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227 x201.