Education is very important at Park Avenue UMC. It is through education that we grow and mature as Christians. We aim to help children develop and become active and positive members of our church and throughout their lives. We offer a variety of programs to enrich your child’s education.
Sunday school begins during 11 AM worship. Children are asked to join the congregation in the sanctuary and come forward for the Children’s Message. Teachers and staff then escort them to Sunday school. Each child is placed in a grade appropriate group.
Child Care is also available during our 9 AM worship service and Choir rehearsals. Please contact Liz in the church office for more information: Liz@paumcnyc.org, 212-427-5421.
Children’s Choir & Handbell Choir
Under the direction of Lauren Ishida, PAUMC Director of Children’s Music, the Children’s Choir and Handbell Choir welcomes new members!
Children of all ages and faith backgrounds to join us each Sunday at 12:15, to learn:
- Songs & Hymns
- Spirituals & Classical Music
- Note Reading & Rhythm
- Healthy Vocal Production
And to perform in services and concerts throughout the year!
No previous experience required.
For inquires regarding the Children’s Choir, contact our Director of Children’s Choir Lauren Ishida: email@example.com
Park Avenue Youth Theater
Is your child interested in theater? Enroll them today in our exciting after-school program!
Students will work with professional directors to learn how to develop their own thoughts and perspectives of the world into a piece of original theater.
Ages 9-12 Thursdays 4:00pm-6:30pm
Ages 13-18 Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm
Annual Events for Children & Teens
- Fall Festival, October
- Children’s Christmas Eve Service, December
- Children’s Labyrinth Walk, Lent
- Easter Egg Hunt on the Roof
- Valentine’s Day Tea, February
- Summer Kickoff Carnival, April/May
To enroll your child in any of these programs, contact our Director of Programs for Children and Families:
Liz Sweeney: Liz@PAUMCNYC.ORG
Park Avenue Methodist Day School
Since 1953, PAMDS has remained true to a play-based model. This small gem of a non-sectarian school has a warm, welcoming community that has educated generations of families. Our mission is to create a lifelong love of learning through hands-on experience and critical thinking. PAMDS’ experienced and dedicated teachers provide individualized instruction while fostering teamwork and cooperative play. Children are encouraged to take risks, learn from mistakes, and problem solve in an environment of mutual respect and trust. Aside from reading and writing readiness, our goal is to send children off to kindergarten with self-confidence, creativity, independence, and compassion. Research has shown that play has a direct positive impact on cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development, which in our experience is the foundation for successful learning. Learn more at pamdayschool.org