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

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.

Children ages 3-5 will convene in the large classroom on the 4th floor.

Children in 5th grade and under will convene in Clarke Hall on the 3rd floor.

Child Care is also available during our 9 AM worship service and Choir rehearsal. Please contact Liz in the church office for more information:, 212-427-5421.


Day School


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 for the 2016 Winter/2017 Spring season!

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.


Summer Camp (PAYT)

Is your child interested in theater? Enroll them today in our exciting afterschool 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.

Age Groups:

10-13 year olds (6th-8th grade)

14-18 year olds (9th-12th grade)


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


For inquires regarding the Children’s Choir,  contact our Director of Children’s Choir:

Lauren Ishida: