The children’s ministry at Hanover Valley is comprised of a number of weekly activities. Our Sunday School ministry is called Kids Under Construction and our mid-week children's ministry is called Hanover Valley Kids. In addition to these activities, our church hosts an annual kids camp called Kids Fest at Codorus State Park. Each of these activities is designed to focus students on the person and work of Jesus Christ and their personal need for forgiveness that is only found in Him.
These ministries 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 our Youth and Family Director, Noah Trask.
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.
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 asked to leave a cell phone number 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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (Sunday School will resume 9/3/23)
Our children’s Sunday school meets from 9:00-9:45am on the second story of our building. Grades PreK-5th will meet together for a gospel-centered lesson from Scripture before separating to participate in age appropriate learning activities. Sunday School will meet on the upper level of the church in one of the larger classrooms.
HANOVER VALLEY KIDS (meeting will resume 8/13/23)
Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm HVPC will begin hosting a mid-week children's ministry for students in 1st - 5th grade! Each week children will enjoy a time of activities, learning, and relationships. All are welcome! Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child plans to attend so we have an idea of how many students to expect for our first evening! This group will meet at HVPC's building (rear entrance - 133 N Railroad St. Hanover, PA 17331 - parking is available in the gravel lot next to the church).
In the event of inclement weather, we will follow Southwestern School District for cancellations.
Our youth ministry currently meets from 6:00-8:00pm on Sunday evenings. During the summer months our meeting location will change from week to week. Please contact Noah Trask (email@example.com) for more details!
The middle and high school years are always a tumultuous time full of growth, joy, heartache, and a search for significance. Our desire at Hanover Valley is to meet students where they are with the message of the gospel: that God loves and saves sinners. We believe that every teenager in the Hanover community needs the good news of Jesus and that He will transform their lives for the better. As a result, we are committed to being a church that cares for those who are already within our church and for those who are not. In order to do this we focus on four major areas: Christ, Community, Contribution and Consistency.
Christ: Above all else we desire for our youth to have lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything we do revolves around the gospel, so we take the Bible and growth seriously. We don’t want our students to simply gain knowledge, but to gain an understanding of the transforming, all consuming nature of the love of Jesus.
Community: God created every person to be in community, so we are committed to being a community that welcomes every person to enter into a relationship with Jesus. To do this, we desire to build relationships with those inside and outside of the church.
Contribution: We believe that everyone has something unique to contribute to the church and to our community, and our desire is to cultivate the use of these gifts that are in every individual for use in ministering to those around them.
Consistency: Our life is made up of innumerable decisions that form us into who we are. We believe that it is important for us to be consistent in the the things that give us life, and we recognize that it is through Christ and Community that our lives are transformed, so we desire to be consistent in following Jesus Christ and gathering together.