Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry Programs 


Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

The Peekskill Seventh-day Adventist Church children's ministry programs are aimed at nurturing children into developing a loving and serving relationship with Jesus.  

All children's programs are planned and directed by Miss Crystal Poholka, a NYS Licensed Teacher and trained classical soprano.

Children's Sabbath School

The Children's Sabbath School curriculum consists of a 52-week lesson study which covers the plan of salvation and the principle stories of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also included is a section dedicated to God's marvelous creations in nature which illustrate the beauty of His character and fortify the children's minds against common false teachings, such as evolution and idolatry. Children fellowship together, create arts and crafts, participate in mission and community outreach projects, and learn how to pray and sing. 

Each lesson is divided into daily sections to assist parents and children in the development of Bible study habits at home.  See a Sample Lesson.

Date: Every Sabbath Morning

Time: 9:45 - 10:45 p.m.

Teachers: Miss Crystal Poholka; Mrs. Romelane Cole

Sunbeam Kid's Club 


The Sunbeam Kid’s Club is designed to provide opportunities for children to shine beams of sunlight into dimly lit areas of Peekskill and surrounding communities through various outreach and volunteer opportunities that become available.  Whether it’s making cards for the sick or bereaved, or planting flowers to brighten up someone’s day, club members will enjoy having fun and making new friends.

Club meets once a month.

Date: September 21

Time: 6:00 p.m.


Kid's/Youth Cooking Class


Kids and youth are invited to learn how to bake bread, granola, and other healthy foods, as well as attain some culinary skills at the same time! Their new talent will then enable them to sell their goods, make a profit, and donate to their favorite mission project!

Date: Next Class TBA

Time: 5:30 p.m.    

Peekskill SDA Choir


Are you looking for a way to get involved in serving God? If so, please join us to praise and serve God though music! The Peekskill SDA Choir will lead out in church services, perform during special occasions, and share its talents at community outreach events planned throughout the year. Bring a bagged lunch or snack (drinks provided). Men and women of all ages are welcomed! 

Date: Every First and Third Sabbath of Every Month

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                                   

Asst. Music Director: Crystal Poholka

Children's Community Services


Children have the opportunity to share their musical talents for reaching the elderly in our community.  Every month, children are invited to visit a local assisted living facility with our adult congregation to minister to those who are sick and shut in.  

Dates:  TBA

Time: 2:30 p.m.


Yorktown Assisted Living Residence
2302 Catherine St. 
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567


Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and express our gratitude for the many things God has so graciously blessed us with.  However, there are many who will not experience this.  Life can be hard at times, and it is up to us to take some of the burden off of those who suffer.   In order to teach this valuable lesson to our children, every year we encourage girls and boys to organize a food drive together to help feed other children, their families, as well as the seniors struggling with hunger in our communities.

Collection Dates: TBA

Collection Bin Location: Church Foyer (front entrance)

Most needed Items

Collected & Delivered almost 100lbs of food for the needy!  Great job, kids! :)

(Nov. 2019)


Children's Church Social

The Children's ministry department has planned a church social for children to fellowship together, eat good food, and participate in fun activities.  Please come and join us!

Date: Next Event TBA

Time: 5.00 p.m.

Location: Dining Room (downstairs)

Children's Winter Concert

Every year, children are encouraged to participate in our annual Children's Winter Concert.  Enjoy angelic voices and instrumental sounds for the holiday season. 

A potluck will follow the program. Please share your favorite holiday dish, and bring a friend!

Date: December, 2019

Time: TBA

Location: Sanctuary Room

Download 2018 Concert Flyer




September 21

Sunbeam Kid's Club



June 22

Ladies' Picnic

(all ages are welcomed)


June 29

Sunbeam Kid's Club


June 1

Nature Walk


May 26

Sunbeam Kid's Club


April 27

Sunbeam Kid's Club - New!


November 3,10, 17

Thanksgiving Food Drive


December 8

Children's Church Social


December 15

Assisted Living Residence Visit

Caroling at Sundown


December 22

Children's Winter Concert

Holiday Potluck

Christmas Caroling


February 9 

Assisted Living Residence Visit


February 16

Choir Rehearsal & Sign-Up

Kid's/Youth Cooking Class


March 30

Ladies Game Night

(all ages are welcomed)


For Kids:

3ABN Kids Network

Amazing Adventure

Kid's Time

My Place with Jesus

For Parents: