Highland Kids:
Birth-6th Grade

What We're About

We want to come alongside you to teach your children to know and love Jesus. Find out more about our Early Childhood, Elementary, and 5th and 6th Grade Ministries below. Tips and resources for your family are being shared on our Early Childhood, Elementary, and 5th & 6th Grade Ministry Instagram accounts.

Early Childhood
Birth-K

The Early Childhood ministry will grow your child’s understanding of God’s love through their interactions with caregivers, Bible stories, songs, and age-appropriate activities.

Sunday Mornings 

Sunday Classes are available in person at 9:30 or 11:00 am as well as online through EC Live. Both formats include worship, Biblically-based teaching, and activities that help bring the Bible stories to life in a developmentally fun and appropriate way. 

Note: We hope and plan to be able to meet attendance needs, but to maintain a physically and spiritually safe and enjoyable environment in our classrooms for the children and teachers, we will still maintain room capacity maximums.

New to HP Pres? Check out our What to Expect FAQ that will hopefully help you as you and your family join us for the first time.

Mid-Week

Ministry Child Care is available for children ages 2-months through prek-4, to support parents while they attend certain Bible Studies and Ministry Events. Online reservations are needed at least 1 week prior to the event. (Ministries utilizing Ministry Child Care support will inform participants that it is available.)

Keep your eyes on our Early Childhood Instagram page where you will find a variety of ways for your family to learn and explore God’s truth together.

Serve With Us

Volunteer to use your gifts to impact the next generation. 

Sign up to Serve

Elementary Ministry
1st-4th Grade

The Elementary ministry is a place that teaches kids God's love in a way that helps their faith become real and their own.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday classes are available in person at 9:30 am. Our team has created special lessons that includes worship songs to sing along with, engaging & inspiring lessons, and activities for the kids. We hope to connect with kids and families on a weekly basis as we move forward during this unique time.

(Note: No registration required for 1st–6th grades)

Mid–Week

Join us starting Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6-7:30 pm as Highland Kids kicks off Wednesday night Bible studies for 1-4 grades. Come hear about Jesus, play fun games, and spend time with friends. Dinner will be provided.

Come To The Table

Come to the Table is a class for grades 1-6 and their parents from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday, Oct. 3. Immediately following the class, you will be able to attend the 11 am worship service in the Sanctuary where your family will be invited to come forward to take the Lord’s Supper together. The children will receive age-appropriate instructions on “What is the Lord’s Supper anyway?”

Register Here

Third Grade Bible Sunday

Every year, HP Pres is proud to present a Bible to each 3rd grader. We want to invite you and your child to participate this year on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 9:30-10:30 am. All 3rd graders and their parents will come together at 9:30 am in Elliot Hall for refreshments and a time of learning about the Bible.

Register Here

Serve With Us

Volunteer to use your gifts to impact the next generation. 

Sign up to Serve

5th-6th Grade
Ministry

The 5th & 6th Grade ministry is uniquely designed for 10–12 year olds, to help kids develop, mature, and grow their faith and have fun doing it. 

Sunday Mornings 

Sunday classes are available in person at 9:30 am. Our team has created special lessons that includes worship songs to sing along with, engaging & inspiring lessons, and activities for the kids. We hope to connect with kids and families on a weekly basis as we move forward during this unique time.

(Note: No registration required for 1st–6th grades)

Mid Week

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 8 we will meet from 6-7:30 pm in the Bell Center and gym. High-energy nights full of skits, big group games, teaching, and community groups included.

Serve With Us

Volunteer to use your gifts to impact the next generation. 

Sign up to Serve

Advent Fest

Advent Fest

Advent Fest is back on December 1st from 6-7:30. Join us for a night of family fun to kick off the Advent season. Bring your neighbors and friends! This event is designed for Highland Kids Ministry families, but all families are welcome. Bounce houses, face paintings, photo booths, cake walks, balloon animals and other festive activities included.

 

Everything Else About Highland Kids...

Can I serve in Highland Kids?

We're saving a place for you and your gifts! Sign Up to see how God can use you in our Highland Kids ministry. 

Is child care available for ministry events?

Yes, complimentary child care is available for some of our ministry events. A ministry event offering child care will announce its availability on their promotions. To use ministry child care, online reservations {link to current reservations page} are needed. 

Do Highland Kids go on mission trips?

Yes! Age appropriate mission trips take place around our city, our state, and the world. Learn more at hppres.org/mission-trips

Do you have an indoor play space?

Yes, our indoor play space, The Woods, is open to children 4 and younger and their adults during the week. Visit the Woods webpage for current days and hours.

Are there Kids' Choirs at HP Pres?

Yes! If your child is interested in being a part of our Kids Choir, visit our Serve page or contact Kitty Johnson for more information. 

Does HP Pres host any schools?

Yes. Both the Highland Park Presbyterian Day School and the Hillier School meet on campus at Highland Park Pres.

Who works in the Highland Kids Ministry?

Get to know our staff team on our Staff page.

Questions?

Ask Charley

Charley Hellmuth

 

Minister of Families, Highland Kids, and Highland Students