Childrens ministries
(PreK-8th Grade)

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” — Mt 19:14

Seasonal programs (Sep-May)

  • Sunday School (11-11:45 AM)
  • Cadets (2nd/4th Wed, 6PM)
  • GEMS (2nd/4th Wed, 6PM)

Special Events

  • Cadet Campout (June 2019, date TBD)
  • Vacation Bible School (June 2019)

Sunday School & Catechism

11-11:45 AM, Sep-May

Following snack, a bell signals the start of classes. Pre-K to 1st grade are to dropped off and picked at their classrooms by their own parents or guardians at the end of class. All other classes will be dismissed on their own. See the bulletin insert or ask a Greeter for your child’s class location.

Mid-Week Programs

CADETS (boys,  ages 9-14)

Similar to Boy Scouts, Cadets is a nationwide ministry that introduces boys to practical skills, service projects, and outdoors activities, but with an emphasis on Reformed faith and discipleship. More info.

GEMS (girls, ages 8-12)

A nationwide ministry designed to promote learning and relationships among girls. We meet the second and fourth Wednesday evening, September-May. More info.

Vacation Bible School (Co-Ed, PreK-8th Gr.)

A week-long program of activities and lessons geared toward understanding the Gospel and applying one's faith to life.

2019 Dates TBD (usually one week in mid-June)

If you are interested in helping with VBS, please email



Mid-Week Programs

CADETS (boys,  ages 9-14)

Cadets meets at the church every second and fourth Wednesday evening, September-May. Check the Calendar for meeting dates!

What & Why:
Simply put, boys need the discipleship of their fathers and other Christian men. Through the Calvinist Cadet Program the fathers/men in our congregation have the distinct privilege to build up these “future men.” The goal of the cadet ministry is to help boys grow in four main areas:

Devotional, Mental, Physical and Social.

These goals will be achieved through Bible study lessons, Christian service projects, outdoor activities and working on merit badges. There is no better use of  our time than to invest in the future of the church.

Get involved: 
We strongly encourage all boys (ages 9-14) to be involved, along with any men that feel they could share their talents with our boys.
Pray about your role in the lives of these young men.
Pray for this new avenue here at PURC and that it would impact these young men for God’s glory!

View more info on the dedicated Cadets Page.

GEMS (girls, ages 8-12)

Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior

GEMS is a nationwide ministry designed to promote learning and relationships among girls approximately ages 8 to 12 years old. We meet the second and fourth Wednesday evening, September-May. Check out the PURC Calendar for meeting dates.


Vacation Bible School

Dates TBD (usually one week in mid-June)

 If you are would like to volunteer, please email