Sunday Morning Programs
Our Sunday School Programs for Children and Youth
The State College Presbyterian Church wants to partner with parents to nurture your child's faith! At SCPC we have many programs for children -- for preschool ages on up. Click on the sub-menus to the right to learn more about opportunities for children. If you don't see what you are looking for, just ask! (contact Deannine Shipman, Director of Education and Program, 814-238-2422). Our mid-week ministries are listed on additional pages.
Sunday School Classes
Each Sunday we offer classes for Preschoolers through High School students. We are presently using the PCUSA curriculum "Growing in Grace & Gratitude" with Pre Schoolers, and for our children up through Grade 5. Children, youth, and teachers are always on a faith adventure as they learn about the Bible and our faith traditions in the Presbyterian Church. Together they will read Bible stories based on Scripture that reveal God's grace.
For more information on our curriculum: growinggracegratitude.org
Our middle school and high school students study varied topics of faith issues, the Bible, and the Presbyterian Church. They are also using PCUSA curriculum for youth which is called Follow Me. This curriculum is centered around Biblical practices for Faithful Living.
Children/Youth must be the age of the class listed by September1st (or in that grade) to be in that class. Any questions or concerns may be addressed to Patt Campolongo (SS Superintendent), or to Deannine Shipman (Director of Education and Program).
Children who go to a program such as Creative Movement and Music, or Children and Worship (see below) will go to their program following the Children's Message during the 9:00 am worship service, and finish when worship is over at 10:00 am.
Children, Worship, & Song
A Special Program for Children ages 3-5 and 1st and 2nd grade is available following the Children's Message during the worship service.
Any questions or concerns may be addressed to Patt Campolongo (Sunday School Superintendent), or to Deannine Shipman (Director of Education and Program - 814 238-2422).
Those children who are already age 3 and up through 2nd Graders are welcome to come to the program entitled, Children, Worship & Song. This program is a combination of our past Creative Movement & Music and Children and Worship programs. The leaders are combining and sharing the leadership for what should be a wonderful learning experience for all ages.
There will be stories using the Godly Play method, with biblical figures, and even a desert box and interactive storytelling AND on alternate Sundays there will be more focus on movement, games and music. This program is held during the 9:00 am worship service - beginning just after the children’s message. Your child is also welcome to stay in worship with you.
This special program will be held in Room 11, which is on the lower level. Around 10 am, the Sunday morning PATHWAYS teachers will come get the children for Exploration Hour in the PATHWAYS class upstairs in Room 210.
While some parents may choose to escort their children all the way to the doors of Room 11, you do not have to do that if your child is willing to go with Ms. Deannine down the stairs after the children’s message. The children will be met at the door of Room 11 by their leaders. Our Sunday morning leaders are: Jenny Van Hook, Wesley Astaire, Wendy Huffard, Katie Woodruff, and Ellen Rom. (substitutes: Alanna Leicht and Elizabeth Richardson).
Click for details about all of the NORMAL Sunday morning programs for children and youth:
Some programs are currently on hold during COVID
Infants and Toddlers
Children, Worship & Song
Sunday School for Threes and Fours
Sunday School for Kindergarten
Sunday School for Elementary Age
Sunday School for Middle School Age
Sunday School for High School Age
Sunday School Registration Form
Parents are to stay in the building during Sunday School and are welcome to attend Adult Education Classes at 10:15 am or visit in the Social Hall.
State College Presbyterian Church
132 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Program Year Sunday Worship ~
In the Sanctuary at 9:00 am, followed by our
- face masks are optional
Live-Streamed Worship ~ An email is sent out on Saturdays (to those on our mailing list) with a link to our live-stream of the worship service on YouTube at 9:00 am on Sundays. If you would like to join our mailing list, please click here
Summer Sunday Worship ~
- face masks are optional
Stay and Play Preschool
Church Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm