Tidings Tidbits! Updates on DPC Children and Youth

Sunday School

Sundays, 9:30 to 10:15 am, Andrews Hall

In February children K-4th grade focused on what is their neighborhood, who is their neighbor, and how might they best love their neighbor. Since their earliest years of school, children are taught to treat others how they want to be treated. The origin of this saying is found in the Bible. Jesus commanded us to “love thy neighbor.” Our Sunday School kids not only learned the bible verse but also built a neighborhood. Thinking of what would make up a neighborhood, working together to construct it out of cardboard boxes and art supplies. As weeks progressed, they added mailboxes to send cards of healing through the mail, read books that retold the story of the good Samaritan and culminated in making their own enemy pie after reading the book, Enemy Pie.   

We’ve also started a new Sunday School class for kids in grades 5-7 led by Erin Rizk and Megan Craig which takes a deeper dive into familiar Bible stories.

Moral Leadership class moves forward with a look at the lives of people who inspire, challenge, and unite us – even in a time of deep divisions. Led Terry Herring and Kira Adelman.

Confirmation Class continues our youth explore the theme of “Big God, Big Questions,” as they lead toward May 8 – Confirmation Sunday!


It’s time to look up, there’s more to life that what’s on your screen. Go off road on the adventure of a lifetime and experience the greatness of God’s love. Explore colorful canyons of the southwest and hearing stories of rock-solid faith as we discover that God’s love is Monumental. From Monday through Thursday, July 11-14, 9:00 – 12:00 pm join in as we celebrate God’s greatness through art, games, storytelling, snack, mission, and songs. Special team projects, especially for older elementary, complement each station and rise up to their level.  Save the dates and stay tuned for details!

*We need volunteers as leaders and helpers in the stations and also as crew leaders. Adults and youth going into 7thgrade and up are invited to join this colossal team.  

Club 456 – Wednesdays from 5:30-7:15 for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

This semester for Club 456 went beyond our usual sharing dinner and games together. We also learned about some heroes of the Bible. Our experience was enhanced by trading cards for characters such as Moses, Elijah, Deborah, & Ruth with artwork designed by our own Evan Ernst. Our church staff even enjoyed looking over the artwork, and from looking at the character’s expressions and intensity of the colors, guessing who was who. “I liked drawing Daniel, because he was sitting next to a lion and big cats are cool!” said Evan. “The most important step in drawing is pencil first! Not marker first! Because then you’ll mess up and can’t delete it!”

Our Epic hero session ended with a hero ball recognizing our own attributes within ourselves that are super and we move onto experiencing prayer stations next and will end the year with “Best of CLUB 456” sessions when we invite prospective 3rd graders to be part of the program and end with a family picnic on May 4th

It’s not too late to join, Club 456 meets Wednesdays from 5:30 for dinner and 6:00-7:15! 

Youth Retreat – March 6!

All 7th-12th graders are invited on a half-day retreat as we search for “Hope in an Anxious World.” We’ll start at DPC at noon to discuss all we’ve been through during the last two years. We’ll reflect and unwind with rest, prayer, creativity and silliness. At 5:30 pm we’ll head to a park for dinner and a bonfire. Click Here for full details and Click Here to sign up! Youth Group also meets regularly on Sunday evenings. Come check us out!