Welcome to “Faithworks,” our Church for children! We are glad that you
are interested in finding out more about our faith formation of all ages.
High Mountain Presbyterian Church (HMPC) welcomes families of all kinds, and
people of all ages, to join us as we grow together in God’s love.
Every Sunday, teachers, childcare workers, and young students gather
together for a time of fun sharing, games and hands-on activities. At our time
together we learn about the Bible, about Jesus, about God’s love, mercy,
justice and peace for all and how we can be God’s instruments of that peace.
Every Sunday children and youth meet
for opening worship before going to classes. Parents are welcome to keep young
children with them during worship or bring them to Faithworks for any or all
of the worship time. Our worship service includes a “Time of conversation with Children,” and
times when youth assist in worship and share greeting and ushering duties with other
adult volunteers. If you are looking for a church family, you may want to consider to join our community of faith. We hope you visit !with us sometime!
“Faith Works” Schedule for 2015-20156
September - June: 10:20 am -
11:00 am Church School
Pre-school Classes (Ages 3
through 5 years old): 2nd
Elementary School Classes (Ages
6 to 8 years old): 2nd
Middle School Class (Ages 9
to 14 years old): 2nd floor rooms
These informal classes are a great opportunity for children and youth to learn and grow in their faith. They include a Bible story, playtime, craft and a snack, under the nurturing care of our teachers and childcare workers. These classes provide wonderful opportunities for children to continue growing in their faith.
February/March/April/May: Middle School Retreat
and Confirmation Class, open to Grades 7 through 12
Last week of June: Mission trip
Third week of August: Vacation
Second Sunday of September: Church school kickoff.
Third Sunday of October: Children,
Youth and Family Sunday
October 30: Halloween Party
Second Sunday of December: Family Christmas service
(Please call the church office for additional information)
We made it! This past Sunday we had the opportunity once again to remember, sing
and tell our version (Faithworks’) of the Christmas Story “What a Night!”. A BIG
thank you to all the kids, youth, adult leaders, friends and families who prayed
for, attended and participated in the program.
Vacation Bible Camp "Discovery"
Thanks to a group of
hard-working, dedicated volunteers and staff, our second Vacation Bible Camp
was another success. Using a curriculum entitled, “Camp Discovery,” Jesus
is at work in us and through us we remembered and enjoyed three wonderful
stories from the Bible. During our time together we learned from the story of
David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:1-51 to “Be strong and courageous because God is
with us wherever we go” (Joshua 1:9). Then from the story of Deborah in
Judges 4:1-16, we learned that “God gives us wisdom, knowledge and
understanding” (Proverbs 2:6), and the last day we knew from the story of
Jesus and Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52 that “Faith is a Gift of God” (Ephesians
2:8). Also, everyone learned new songs; engaged in a series of themed crafts
activities, had yoga time, ate yummy snacks; and gathered for “Tree-mendous
Opening & Closing” celebration. Thank you for serving with
your time and talents at Camp Discovery Vacation Bible Camp.
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY- CLASS 2015
On the Day of Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday, seven young people were presented by the session during worship service for the reaffirming of the baptismal covenant into which they were baptized. They professed publicly their faith to assume grater responsibility in the life of the church, and God's mission in the world. Everybody was rejoiced!!
Petting Zoo and Egg Hunt, 2015
This past Palm Sunday the church hosted a petting farm for everyone to enjoy. Along with the chickens bunnies, ducks, lambs and a rooster for everyone to touch, we had an extra special surprise, a donkey at the beginning of our Palm Sunday parade! We also had an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages. We had so much fun!! Here are some pics for you to enjoy.