children's ministries: Events & Opportunities

At San Marino Community Church we love children! Children are a beloved part of our spiritual community and have a special place in God’s heart. We seek to encourage children to connect to God and one another, making friends, growing in their faith, and discovering their unique role in God’s kingdom! To sign up for weekly emails featuring our latest events & gatherings, click here.

  • advent workshop

    Sunday, Dec. 5  | 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM  | Lower courtyard

    Come and celebrate the spirit of Advent with activities, crafts, music, and cookie decorating. This will be a fun afternoon for the whole family! $20/individual, $35/family. Please register.  


    Interested in providing an activity, hosting a table, or underwriting supplies for a particular craft? Please Sign up or contact Natalie Macmillan

  • A FAmily Event!  Christmas concert & tree lighting

    Join Us Sunday Evening, December 5!

    Our annual Christmas Concert begins at 4:00 PM in the Sanctuary with orchestra, Christmas carols and more, directed by Choral Director, Dr. Peter Green, followed by our Tree Lighting in the courtyard at 5:30 PM. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate & singing carols, led by Contemporary Worship Leader, Willow Stephens.


  • Christmas Eve Nativity Pageant

    Rehearsals start week of December 6!

    Christmas Eve Nativity Pageant!
    3rd - 6th graders are invited
    to participate as leads!
    This year’s IN-PERSON Nativity Pageant is on Christmas Eve at 4:00 P.M.! If your child is interested in participating, contact Mrs. Natalie at ChildrensMinistries@smccpby.com by December 6th. (Children 2nd grade and younger are welcome to participate by dressing as angels and shepherds. Costumes will be available the day of the pageant - arrive by 3:40 P.M.)

  • PRoviding Joy for families in need

    November 21, 28 & December 5

    Make a difference in the lives of low-income families with the Christmas Giving Tree. This ministry supports families through SMCC mission partner La Casa de San Gabriel. Visit the Giving Tree in the courtyard for ornaments representing presents for boys or girls and cash donations of any amount, used to provide grocery gift cards for Christmas dinners. Cash is the most needed item and can also be mailed to the church office with the memo “Giving Tree.” You may also SHOP ONLINE

  • children's spiritual formation

    sundays during worship  |  9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

    Interactive, engaging Sunday classes are at the heart of our ministry. To register please fill out a 2021-2022 Participation Form. (Note: If you are attending for the first time, feel free to pick up a form on Sunday at the information booth.)


    Infants, Toddlers, and 2-3 year olds: From 8:45 A.M. on, parents can check in their children at the Children’s Welcome Table and then bring them to their appropriate classroom in the Lower Courtyard. Children should be picked up from their classrooms immediately after the service.

     

    4 years old – 5th grade: Parents check in their children at the Children’s Welcome Table and then proceed into worship. From worship, children will be dismissed and escorted to the upstairs classrooms. After the service, children are picked up outside by the Children’s Welcome Table to decrease enclosed space gatherings in the upstairs hallways.

     

    **All children must wear masks and wash their hands before participating in activities.**

  • american girls & tree climbers

    Wednesdays  |  2:45 P.M.  |  upstairs classrooms

    Kids grades 1st through 5th are invited to connect in faith and fellowship in this interactive after-school program every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, in upstairs classrooms. Pick-up is at 4:45 P.M.


    Stay tuned for 2022 Schedule


    For further questions, contact childrensministries@smccpby.com.