Children's Events

Did you have a great time at our December Family Fun Night? We sure did! Check out our December Family Fun Night photo album on our Facebook page, and make sure you join us on May 1 for our last Family Fun Night before we break for summer.

See below for a 2018-2019 calendar listing of activities and events.

Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 14

All children through 5th grade are invited to participate in our Easter Celebration. There’ll be snacking, singing, playing, and of course, hunting for those colorful, candy-filled Easter eggs! Below is the day’s schedule. For more information, email You can register online here or sign up on the PDO bulletin board.
10:30 – Rehearsal and snacks
11:00 – Palm parade and sing-a-long
11:20 – Playtime
Noon – Easter Egg Hunt

Stronghold Summer Camps for Children, their Parents, and Grandparents

Stronghold Summer Camp is where many friendships and memories are born. The goal of Camp Stronghold is to provide a safe, nurturing, Christian experience for youth as a caring community in a natural environment. Stronghold Summer Camps offer youth opportunities to grow in their relationships with God and one another and to increase their understanding and appreciation for the nature world around them.

Stronghold is a ministry of the Presbytery of Blackhawk, Presbyterian Church (USA). But you don’t have to be Presbyterian to attend the camp. People of different faiths or no faith have fun at Camp Stronghold. We hope you’ll join us!

Family Camp – July 26 – 28

Thinking about a fun family trip? Join Children’s Ministry Director Ms. Jill and her family this summer at Stronghold Family Summer Camp!

  • $150/$70 each adult
  • $100/$55 children age 3 and up (ask about toddlers and infants. They can come too!)
  • $75/$40 each additional child

Click on these links to register for Family Camp:

Grandparents Camp – June 7 – 9

Stronghold also has a great bonding experience for grandparents and their grandkids!

  • $150/$175/$200 each grandparent
  • $100/$125/$150 first grandchild
  • $75/$75/$100 each additional grandchild

Click on these links to register for Grandparents Camp:

For more information, email or click on this link for more information about Stronghold and their summer camp programs.

To request a brochure, call Stronghold at 815.732.6111 or visit them at

Support our Children and Families Recycling Mission

Now through June 7 (last day of Parents’ Day Out)

Drop off box located in PDO hallway

Save the earth one cap at a time! Don’t drop all those plastic bottle caps in a landfill. Drop them in our reuse and recycling box! Collect and drop off clean plastic bottle caps in the box provided by the PDO classrooms. Every cap counts!

Setting the Stage @ Southminster

Spring registration is now open for grades k – 8 to be a part of Setting the Stage’s next production–Disney’s Cinderella Kids.

Session 1 – Cinderella Kids

All rehearsals take place at Southminster Church on Mondays 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Rehearsal Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / May 6, 13

Run Through at Harper College: May 21* 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal at Harper College: May 28* 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Performance at Harper College: June 1 10:00 a.m.

*Please note different day and time

Fee: $175

Click here to register or for more information.

What a Fun Christmas Pageant

The Southminster kids did a fabulous job reenacting the Christmas story during our December 16 worship service. A lot of hard work was put in by the kids and our Children’s Ministry Director, Jill. Take a look at the Children’s Christmas Pageant on our Facebook page. Great job, everyone!


Children’s Ministry 2018 – 2019 Year-at-a-Glance

Join Southminster throughout the year for fun family activities! Check the schedule below for our Family Fun Nights that begin with a catered pasta dinner (gluten-free options available) followed by a fun activity for the whole family. We hope you’ll join us and invite friends to come too. All families are welcome!

And keep checking this page for other fun, upcoming children’s events.

Upcoming Children’s Events


Family Fun Night

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Downstairs in Fellowship Hall

Last Day of Regular Sunday School

Sunday, May 19

Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 26 – No Sunday School