Children and Youth

Children and Worship

Children are an essential part of the life of the church. They are welcomed and encouraged to participate in worship.

Worship bags and children's bulletins are provided for enhancing the young worshiper's participation. 

Following the "Gathering of the Children" during worship, younger children (ages 3-first grade) are escorted to the lower level of the Sanctuary Building.  There they continue their age appropriate worship with Bible stories, crafts and prayer.

Nursery care is also available during Sunday School and worship for infants and toddlers.  The nursery is located on the second floor of the Education Building and is available from 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

For more Children and Youth information please contact Dr. Helen DeBevoise.

Please see the PDF file below Worshipping with Children for additional information regarding children's worship at Park Lake.

Worshipping With Children 


Joyful Noise Kids Praise Children's Choir

Please see Music in Main Menu for more information.


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS is held for a week each summer for children ages 4 through 5th grade. This year's theme is "Workshop of Wonders" to be held the week of July 7 - 11, 2014.


Youth are an essential part of the life of the church. 

Youth ages 6th through 8th grade participate in our Middle School Youth Group led by Alice Fortunato. 

Youth ages 9th through 12th grade participate in our Senior High School Youth Group led by Erin Cook.


Youth Connect each week:

Come every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. to the Middle and Senior High School Youth Rooms on the third floor of the Education Building for sharing and study.  All are welcome!


Come every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. to Struble Hall of the Education Building.  Dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Fun and fellowship from 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome!


Youth Mission work:

Each summer the Middle and Senior High School Youth groups participate in separate mission trips. 


Two main fundraisers for their mission trips are:

  *  Thanksgiving Lunch provided after worship for the congregation and friends in November. 

 * Easter Morning Breakfast provided after the Sunrise Easter Service.


The Youth Groups also participate in various mission activities throughout the year including gleaning, serving a meal at Fresh Start at the Christian Service Center and other activities.


Youth Sunday:

Each Spring the Middle and Senior High School Youth lead the congregation in worship providing the Scripture readings, the prayers, and the sermon.


Children & Youth Christmas Pageant:

The last Sunday of Advent, the children and youth lead the congregation in worship by presenting a Christmas Pageant reinacting the birth of our Savior.


Consent/Release Form for children and youth event participation:

<< Click Here - PLPC_CONSENT_RELEASE.pdf >>

This form will cover everything for one year from signature date.

Please update with a new form for any changes that occur during the year.

Form will need to be notarized - Phyllis Cornell and Erin Cook are both notaries.


We have so much great stuff happening!  Hope you’ll plan to come to as much as you can!