Children's Ministry

The Children’s ministry at Hanover Valley Presbyterian is called KIDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. It meets most every Sunday morning at 10 AM for all ages and is an active program that uses a variety of media and involves music, teaching, discussion, crafts, and projects. All you have to do is ask the kids themselves and they will tell you its fun and a place where friends are made. The classes are led by gifted and trained adults who love kids and their families. If you have any questions you are welcome to speak with any of them directly or to the Children’s Ministry Coordinator Susan Schwarz. Below are the age break downs and a brief general description of the Kids Under Construction classes.


Nursery care is provided during worship for children from birth through age four. During Sunday School the nursery is for children under the age of three. Our nursery staff will help your child know that the church is a place where little ones are cared for and accepted.

"Welcome to Hanover Valley’s childcare ministry. We recognize that your children are very precious to you and so we desire to provide the best loving care that we can for your children. We will provide a safe environment with reliable volunteers who will engage your children in creative play. For peace of mind, when you drop your children off in our nursery you will be given a pager so we can notify you quietly if necessary. Our volunteers are there to serve you so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We provide childcare for newborn infants up through 4 years of age during the worship service. During the Sunday school hour, we also provide childcare for infants through 2 years old." - Marty Kieffer, Childcare Coordinator


Beginnings lays the first layer of a foundation. The little ones learn the works of God in the Old Testament and of His wonderful gift to them in the New Testament stories about Jesus.


Explorers are forming a firm foundation to stand on. Unit studies on the Bible, prayer, worship, obedience and service give a more in-depth study of the Bible basics.


Discovers study the Word in its historical framework. From creation to the flood, Abraham to the exodus, the kinds of captivity, the life of Christ, the beginning Church. The children develop an understanding of how God make himself known to us in the different areas of revelation.

Middle School Youth Group


Hanover Valley Middle School youth group is for students currently in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. We strive to create a friendly, fun and Christ centered environment.

Look for our monthly Saturday night events.

Middle School Youth Sunday School is at 9:00am every Sunday.

Contact Anne Scott for more details.

Senior High Growth Group

Life is a journey and your teenage years are a critical chapter of that grand story. Hanover Valley’s youth ministry exists to help you in your life journey as we examine the claims of Jesus and how belonging to Him challenges and changes the way we view God, people, the world and ourselves. Students study God’s Word from the perspective of life issues such as friendships, justice and racism, preparing for college, music and culture, living beyond people pleasing, money and career, parents and authority. It focuses on building relationships, living authentically and dealing with the idols of the heart.


YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR 9th - 12th GRADERS at 9:00am every Sunday

For more information contact Drew Derreth.