Your children are very important to us at The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles! The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God. At The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, we want to partner with you, the parent, to train your children for God's purposes. As children learn from the Bible and experience God's love both at home and at church, the message of God's love for them is reinforced, giving each child an opportunity to move into the future with a solid faith foundation. Thank you for the privilege of partnering with us to help your child develop a love of Jesus Christ! We believe the programs and curriculum in our classes and ministries are truly good for your family.

If you have questions about what we offer here for children and youth, please feel free to contact the church office 

Early Childhood and Nursery

Nursery Care in our attractive facility is always available during worship for our littlest ones, birth through age 3. Families are welcome to bring their children into the safe hands of our Child Care Professional, Lori Sheriff, or you may bring them into the sanctuary for worship. Either way that you choose as a parent, the congregation is delighted with the children’s company and with the energy that they bring to the house of the Lord.
“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Matthew 10: 14

Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) 7th to 12th Grade

We respond to God's call through the Holy Spirit to be connected to each other, the church, and the world so that our lives proclaim with joy that Jesus Christ is Lord! Our youth group and Sunday School Class is built on the five intentions of the Presbyterian Youth Ministry:
• To call young people to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
• To respond to the needs and the interests of young people.
• To work together, youth and adults, in partnership.
• To be connected to the whole church, community, and the world.
• To include all young people, reaching out and inviting them to belong to the community of faith.

Confirmation Class

There is no specific age at which a youth should or is able to join a Confirmation Class. It is our custom to encourage youth in the 9th grade to participate in the Class. Any youth who have not participated in a Confirmation Class either at our church or at a previous church are also invited to participate.
The Confirmation Class it is the process by which students publicly profess their faith before the Congregation and become individual members of The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles. Confirmands meet regularly for fellowship and study. They study the Bible, the sacraments, the church, the Trinity, worship, church history, and Reformed & Presbyterian Theology.

Schedules for Confirmation Classes are unique to a given Class. If you are interested in participating in a future confirmation experience, please contact the church office.

Want to Get Involved?

The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles vision is that every believer is a minister. A great way to get involved is by serving in Children's Ministry. We are always looking for people to join us in blessing children each week as a volunteer. If you would like to serve, contact the church office to begin the process of becoming a volunteer. 

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Our Church

The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles is the oldest congregation in the village. It was organized July 20, 1801, by the Rev. Aaron Bascom, who ...

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Presbyterian Church (USA)97 East Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152 / Directions
Phone: (315) 685-5048 / Email Us
Worship @ 9:30am every Sunday