Children

 Welcome to Sandia Presbyterian Church, where we explore God’s Word in new and exciting ways.  Even in the midst of a pandemic, we are discovering ways to still bring God's Word to children.  

We aim to provide an environment in which children are safe, are taught at an age-appropriate level, and are encouraged to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. There are lots of children here at SPC, and we strive to have each one feel welcomed and wanted, with a warm sense of belonging to their church family.

Contact Krista Peterson, Director of Children's Ministry, with any questions.

Sunday Programs

 During this Pandemic, we are limiting the programs we have for children.  However, we do have Children's Church available for both services, and for all ages on Sunday mornings.  Children from 3 years old through 5th Grade can go to the worship service with their family.  They will be dismissed to go to Children's Church during the service.

For Babies-2's, there is a caring nursery available in the children's hall.  

We'd love to know you're coming so that we can be fully prepared.  Send an email to  to let us know you'll be here Sunday.

What Precautions are We Taking?  

Children should bring and plan to wear their mask during all programs.

Hand Sanitizer will be used before entering children's church and during children's church as needed. 

Children's Church takes place in the Sunrise Chapel.  This is a large area with lots of room for airflow.   

Social Distancing is being enforced as much as possible with children.  

Individual supplies are being provided and materials are not shared.

At Home Lessons

If you are not comfortable currently bringing children to church, there are Sunday School lessons being emailed out each week that can be done at home.  These include video, discussion questions and application activities. If you are not receiving these, contact Krista Peterson, to get on the email list.  Also, check junk mail as these come from MailChimp. 

Children's Ministry Sunday Schedule
  • 9:00 Service - Classroom for Babies-2's
  • 9:00 Service - Children's Message in the Sanctuary, then the children will be escorted to Children's Church for all 3's-5th Graders
  • 11:00 Service - Classroom for Babies-2's 
  • 11:00 Service - Children's Message in the Gym, then the children will be escorted to Sunday School

Children’s Worship Bags with coloring pages or activities are available in all services though children are only in the service for ten to fifteen minutes.  The bags are refilled earlier in the week and supplies are not shared and they haven't been touched by anyone else for 48+ hours.  

Weekday Programs

Kids Club

Tuesday Afternoons from 4:00-5:30, children from Pre-K through 5th Grade can come to church for some outdoor recreation.  Bring your bikes, scooters or any type of wheels and we play in the back parking lot.  Come inside for devotional, snack and some games.  

Moms Connection

During this Pandemic, the Mom's Connection has not been meeting.  Check back for more information about this great program to help Mom's have an opportunity to connect.  It usually takes place on Wednesday mornings with opportunities for childcare, Bible study and Connection among Mom's.

Sandia Preschool

Sandia Presbyterian Preschool is a 5-Star traditional Christian preschool which serves young children as they grow and develop. We provide an individualized environment where children are guided with love and compassion and are offered numerous learning opportunities through functional play.

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Children's Ministry Events

Staff

Christy Lutz
Weekday Preschool Director

office: (505) 856-5040 x126

Krista Peterson
Director of Children's Ministries

office: (505) 856-5040 x128

Nancy Nerderman
Administrative Assistant Children's Ministries

office: (505) 856-5040 x120