Families & Children

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God instituted the family to help us understand the intimate relationships that exists between our heavenly Father and his children, and among us as brothers and sisters in Christ. We desire to be a church that strengthens and actively supports our families. By doing so, we honor God, uphold his creative order, and understand more deeply his love for his people.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to capture the minds and imaginations of our children so they EXALT Jesus in worship, to EMPOWER families to talk about faith in the home and our young people to live for Christ, and to EMBRACE one another as family.

EXALT  EMPOWER  EMBRACE

Worshipping Together

What practice in our lives do we most want our children to imitate than our worship of God?

Far from a distraction, the presence of children in our corporate gatherings adds authenticity to our  worship, and so we encourage children from age 3 years old and up to be present in the sanctuary for at least the beginning of our services. Children ages 3–6 to six may remain in the sanctuary for the entire service or are invited to attend our kid-friendly Children’s Church services that mirror elements of the sanctuary service.

Sunday Mornings and Evenings

We offer special settings for families with children of all ages, and for teenagers.

  • Nursery care during all services [8:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM], and during AM Christian Education classes
  • Private nursing room with live streaming of the service
  • Children’s Church after the scripture reading at all three services
  • Cherub Choir during the 8:30 AM Children’s Church
  • Children’s Choir during the 8:30 AM service
  • Christian Education classes, broken down by age groups, between the AM services
  • Excellent training and supervision for volunteers
  • Support for children with disabilities
  • Accommodations for children with severe allergies

If your children are in Grades 7 to 12,  please visit our Youth Ministry page.

Being together

We seek to create times for families and children to get together, have fun and share their lives beyond Sundays.

Friday Night Live!

Friday nights during the school year are special as children gather in fellowship groups from 7:00–9:00 PM. This gives parents some much-needed date time as a couple. No sign-ups or registration necessary—just come as you are!


Fellowship Groups:

  • Friday Night Nursery: Ages 0–3
  • LTL Kids: Ages 3–6
  • Friday Night Kids: Grades 1–3
  • Tweens: Grades 4–6
  • Friday Night Youth: Grades 7–12

Park Street Metro-North Playgroup

Families with children up through elementary school aged meet 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at various homes, usually in neighborhoods north of Boston; contact Joanna.

Volunteer Opportunities Abound

We happily serve more than 275 families and seek volunteers to train for all programs.

Contact:

More Family Ministries

Union Ministry

Union is a Christ-focused ministry for Park Street Church’s many young married and engaged couples. Union offers small groups, large group events and combined small group activities. For more information contact the Union team.

Tweens

Designed for children, who are in those "in between years," to encourage their growth in the Lord and friendships. Our Sunday AM and PM gatherings are for children in Grades 5 and 6. On Friday nights, our Tweens ministry expands to Grades 4 to 6. In addition to regular Friday night and Sunday morning meetings, Tweens ministry offers summer camp and seasonal outings. For more information, contact Oscar Avalos.

Things we look forward to each year

Kidsweek

A week-long summer program held in mid-July at Park Street Church for children ages three and up utilizing a fun theme and providing dynamic singing, teaching, crafts and recreational activities that help kids explore faith in Christ.

All-Church Camp

An unforgettable treat for the summer's end for the Park Street family. All-Church Camp offers five days and four nights of sheer relaxation, recreation, and spiritual celebration at a retreat center, with a special track for families with young children!

Couples Retreat

Spring-time retreat for married couples with directed discussion and unstructured fun, two nights away with plenty of time to to spend with other couples and alone with your spouse.

Affiliated Schooling

  • Park Street School (Preschool & Elementary)  at 67 Brimmer St., Beacon Hill; find out more at their website.
  • Boston Trinity Academy [Grades 6 to 12] Hyde Park.
  • Homeschool Group provides support, encouragment and econverstaions. To join the mailing list contact Hilary Stanton or Sara Robinson.
For more information contact: Adam Herndon

Upcoming Ministry Events

  • Youth Group

    Families & Children • Recurring Event

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    Details

    Grades 7–12! 

    Location: Youth Room (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Jun 12 2020 except Fri Oct 18 2019, Fri Nov 29 2019, Fri Dec 27 2019, Fri Jan 03 2020.

    • Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Talking with your kids about sex and other things.

    Families & Children • Recurring Event

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    Details

    Join us for a three week seminar from 7:15pm to 9:00pm on Oct 25, Nov 8, and Nov 15. Frederica Jones will be sharing insights from her book TALK: Teaching Adults to Lead Their Kids - Talking to Your Children About Sex and Other Things. Sex and sexual topics can be one of the most difficult things to discuss with your kids. Come hear insights from Freddie as she shares from scripture and her experience raising her own children.  Please RSVP to [email protected]

    Location: Granary Room -PSC (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Friday 3 times except Fri Nov 01 2019.

    • Time: 7:15 - 9:00PM
  • Children's Clothing Swap

    Children's Clothing Swap

    Families & Children

    November 10

    Details

    Please donate your gently used children’s clothing and accessories sizes 0–12 years. Please separate your clothing by size, label and bag, and leave in the Toddler 2 room (donation drop off begins FRI, OCT 25). Please no ripped clothing or stains. No toys. Books are welcome.

    Volunteers needed to set up on FRI, NOV 8(6:30 PM)Email Stephanie if you can help!

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    • Starts: November 10, 2019 / 9:45AM
    • Ends: November 10, 2019 / 9:45AM
  • Separation Anxiety Seminar

    Separation Anxiety Seminar

    Families & Children

    November 10

    Details

    Do you have a child struggling with separation anxiety? If so, please join us on Sunday, November 10th for a seminar led by Leslie Bodkin. She will help you learn strategies to ease the anxiety. If you have more questions, please email Leslie.

    LOCATION: Infant Room, Building 1, 2nd floor

    TIME: 9:45-10:45

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    • Starts: November 10, 2019 / 9:45AM
    • Ends: November 10, 2019 / 10:45AM