226 East Graham St.
PO Box 1444
Shelby, NC 28151-1444

Phone: 704-487-8503
Fax: 704-487-8504

Children Ministries

Families of children who have completed K-5th grade: get excited!
All are welcome! To register your child, fill out this form by July 17: 
Questions? Contact Carol Ann Lavery Hoard @ 704-487-8503 or [email protected]



Here at Shelby Presbyterian Church, children are welcomed and valued as the future of the church, so we continually work to improve and add programs and services that appeal to and educate our youngest members. Many of these activities are administered by our Director of Christian Education. If you would like to schedule a meeting with her, or request that she accompany and introduce your family at your initial visit to any of programs, please call the church office to make arrangements.

Ongoing Programs for Children (Toddlers-5th Grade):

  • Infants and toddlers (birth-age 4) - Nursery care during both worship services and Sunday School is provided in Room 102 on the office hall. Tricia Butler and Holly Conner oversee the care of children in the nursery.
  • Ages 3 through Grade 6 - Sunday School classes
  • Grade 2 - First Communion instruction in preparation to receive this sacrament on World Communion Sunday
  • Grade 5 - Catechism instruction (Dates TBA)
  • Grades 1 through 12 - One child rings trinity chime at the conclusion of the 11:00 service each Sunday
  • Grades K through 5 - Prayer of Dedication offered by a child during both Sunday services
  • Grades K through 5 - Children’s Sabbath and Christmas Eve Family Worship services led by children
  • Ages 5 through Grade 3 - Kids for Christ during Sunday morning worship on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month
  • Age 3 yrs-Grade 5 - Sunday School Music Makers meet for the last 15 minutes of Sunday School and are led by Anne Langley. SSMM is an opportunity for our SPC children to make a joyful noise to the Lord! Led by Anne Langley, the children will play rhythm instruments, learn to ring color bells, and sing fun, lively, and spiritually inspiring songs!  Throughout the year, they share their talents during Sunday morning worship and Wednesday night programs as well at our church retreat at Montreat.  Psalm 150:4 encourages us to “Praise Him with tambourines and dancing.  Praise him with stringed instruments and flutes.”  Ephesians 5:19 compels us to “Speak to each other with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.  Sing and make music to the Lord in your hearts.”  Every Sunday our children do just that!

Annual Events Focusing on Children:

  • Summer Kids Camp during 10:00 combined worship service
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fall Festival
  • Friendly Beasts puppet show during Christmas Eve Service