We believe everyone matters and that includes our youngest members, especially in worship. The experiences of family remind us that we are all God’s children, every single one of us. Highland Park strives to be a place for families to connect with one another and for children and parents to learn about God together. We hope your family will find support and friendship here at Highland Park. If you have specific questions about the Children’s Ministry, please contact Abby Byrd, Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
During the time of the pandemic
Our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Abby Byrd is reading and sharing “Story Time with Abby” each week on Facebook as a way to stay connected with our children and families while we are apart. We look forward to resuming our socially-distant outdoor activities together when it’s safe to begin outdoor services again. Abby is also looking for a day in June to do an outdoor VBS-like day for the children to come to the church, still remain socially-distanced from one another but have a fun time together.
On Sundays during regular operation:
Sunday School begins at 9:00 a.m. for all ages. Our pre-elementary children gather in the Nursery wing and school-age children gather in the first floor Multi-Purpose room, Rm. 134. The school-age children begin with Opening Assembly and then continue with a lesson through age-appropriate activities.
The school-age children are invited to the 10:55 a.m. church service, where our older kids assist with carrying elements like the Christ Candle or Gospel Book, and we ask 3rd graders and older to stay in worship with the adults. Following the Children’s Time, children younger than 3rd grade are dismissed to the first floor Nursery wing.
Activities throughout the year:
Summertime Children’s Camp & Vacation Bible School
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Abby Byrd has been working with children all of her life and is excited she gets to continue her passion for children and teaching through The Church at Highland Park. She took on the position of Children and Family Life in 2019 and has loved every bit of it. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Tarleton University in 2015, and has worked with students Pre-K through 6th grade over the years. Abby is married to Joe, and they have 3 children together who keep them busy and constantly remind her why working with children is both challenging and greatly rewarding. As Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Abby facilitates the children’s Sunday Schools, teaching Children’s sermons in Worship, and organizing events for Highland Park children and their families. Her goal for Children and Family Life at The Church at Highland Park is to make sure every family has a place and a community they can turn to for whatever they might need.