Christmas Pageant Details

Sunday December 3rd

1-3pm kids casting call & practice in small groups


Sunday December 9th

2-2:30pm practice songs/get costumes ready

2:30-4:30 kids practice pageant


Sunday December 10th

8:30am kids arrive in Sonshine Room to get dressed/make up/ sing

9:15am kids pageant

9:45am after pageant everyone returns to Sonshine room to disrobe, before going to Fellowship Hall for all church Craft Party and Brunch

December-January Sunday School Schedule

  Sunday November 26: regular Sunday School classes for pre-k thru 8th grade.

nursery/toddler room open at 8:45am

 

December 3: Sunday School only for pre-K; Communion Sunday.

nursery/toddler room open at 8:45am

 

December 10: All kids Christmas play at 9:15 service; (no Sunday School class),followed by all church craft party  & brunch in Fellowship Hall.

nursery/toddler room open at 8:45am

 

December 17: All age Sunday school together Christmas party for Jesus in Sonshine Room.

nursery/toddler room open at 8:45am

 

December 24: 10am church; (note time change)

no Sunday School for any age.

nursery/toddler room open at 9:45am

 

December 24: 5pm church; kids sermon with ornament distribution for kids-

nursery/toddler room open at 4:30pm. 

RSVP required.

 

December 24: 7pm church; busy boxes available during church.

nursery/toddler room open at 6:45pm.; RSVP required.

 

December 24: 11:30pm – jazz service church-

no childcare provided

 

December 31: regular church services; no Sunday School for any age.

nursery/toddler room open at 8:45am

 

January 7: pre-K Sunday School only- Communion Sunday

nursery/toddler room open at 8:45am

 

January 14: back to regular Sunday School  again

Nursery/toddler room open at 8:45am


Sunday School

Ojai Presbyterian Kids Ministry happens at the 9:15am service in the Sunday School Courtyard area. Classes are available for nursery-8th grade students. 



Sunday School Schedule:


Every Sunday: Children 0-4 may be checked in as early as 9am. The check in sheet is hanging on their nursery or toddler room door. They should be picked up and checked out on the clipboard after the 9:15 service.


1st Sunday of every month (Communion Sunday): all children 5 years old (entering Kindergarten) and older do not have Sunday School. These children stay in church with their families the entire church service. We have busy boxes available for busy little hands to use during the service and to be returned at the end of the service. These white busy boxes are at the back of the church on a labeled shelf. 

On this Sunday, pre-k kids will have a special craft with Sunday School teachers and will be dismissed during the 9:15 service. 


Every Sunday except the 1st Sunday of the month (Communion Sunday): Children 4 years old and older attend church with their families until the all-kid dismissal to Sunday School (about 15 minutes into the 9:15 service). Parents should check in their kids at the table in front of the church before the 9:15 service. Parents may escort their children to Sunday School  at the dismissal or they can go with Sunday School Staff. 


After the 9:15 church service, please remember to pick your child up at their Sunday School classroom and sign them out using the sheet on their classroom door.  


Questions? Contact Brittany Dutter our Director of Children's Ministry

OPC Children's Ministry Faq's

It's my first time at Ojai Presbyterian Church! What do I do when I arrive?

Please stop by the church welcome center in front of church and they will assist you to the Sunday School child check in area. Look for our bright blue t-shirts worn by the Children's Ministries team around church! They can assist you at any time! Sunday School is only offered at 9:15am. After completing the registration card at the Sunday School check in table at 9am, you and your child will have your picture taken for our secure check in/out process. Parents can leave to go attend church while your child attends JAM (kids worship music time), followed by Sunday School. When church is dismissed please come back to the Sunday School Courtyard and pick up your child from their classroom before checking them out with our secure check out at the sign up table. 

Where are classes located?

Our nursery thru 4th grade Sunday School classrooms are all located in our Sunday School Courtyard down the kitchen hallway (please follow the signs). There is one entrance/exit for child check out!

Is there a security system in place?

Yes, there are a number of systems and policies in place to ensure safety for all children. When you check in your child we always make sure your picture in sin our database along with your child's picture; and only allow those people with pictures in our database to check children out!

Is it safe to leave my child with your volunteers?

All of our Children's Ministry volunteers have had a background check and complete training. We strive to have the safest possible environment in all classrooms. 

What if my child needs me during the church service?

If for any reason your child needs you during the service if you provide us with your cell phone number at registration we can page you via text messaging.

What if my child is sick or was sick recently?

Parents will be requested to refrain from bringing their child to Sunday School if their child has a temperature or has had a temperature within the last 24hours, has a rash, or diarrhea.

What if my child is upset at drop off?

If a child was upset when being dropped off we encourage the parents to go to church. We let the parents know that if the child is crying or upset for other 10 to 15 minutes we will text you with the phone number you left on the sign in sheet.

Will my child's photo be taken?

In order to keep current, or Children's Ministry is now using many avenues of social media. This enables us to post pictures of all the great things that happen Sunday morning at Ojai Presbyterian Church and at special events. Please be advised that your child's picture may be used on a social media site. Children will not be tagged or identified on these sites. If you do not want your child's picture posted to any social media site please contact Brittany Dutter


How can I serve in Children's Ministries at Ojai Presbyterian Church?

There are many opportunities for serving at Ojai Presbyterian Church. Please contact Brittany Dutter for opportunities.