In 6th grade, children are invited to become communing members of our church. This process involves a bi-weekly class to learn the precepts of the Christian faith; 6th graders spend time in fellowship, worshiping, and learning in class.


Meets in McLean


We meet two Sundays a month during the school year from 5–7 pm (dinner will be served).

Register your rising 6th grader for the 2022–23 school year!


Communicants 2022-23 Schedule

Meets at McLean Presbyterian Church • 5–7pm (dinner will be served)

  • September 11, 2022 | Family Kick-Off Pizza Party (For families of our Club 45 and Communicants kids)
  • September 25, 2022 | Kick-Off Meeting & Parent Gathering*
  • October 9, 2022 | Meeting
  • October 23, 2022 | Meeting
  • November 6, 2022 | Meeting & Parent Gathering*
  • November 20, 2022 | Meeting
  • December 4, 2022 | Meeting
  • January 8, 2023 | Meeting & Parent Gathering*
  • January 22, 2023 | Meeting
  • February 5, 2023 | Meeting
  • February 19, 2023 |
  • March 5, 2023 | Meeting
  • March 19, 2023 | Meeting & Parent Gathering*
  • April 2, 2023 | Meeting
  • April 16, 2023 | Meeting & Parent Gathering*
  • April 28–29, 2023 | Communicants Retreat
  • May 7, 2023 | Communicants Elder Interviews
  • May 21, 2023 | Meeting
  • June 4, 2023 | Public Profession of Faith

*During our Parent Gatherings, parents of kids in Club 45 and Communicants build community as we raise our pre-teens together. Join us from 6:15–7pm for snacks, fellowship, and periodic topical discussions!

Ministry Details

Staff Contact

Mary Palekas
Director of Children’s Ministry
[email protected]

In the spring, Communicants attend a special retreat and are asked to share their profession of faith in writing. Students are then received into communing membership during a late springtime worship service.

All 6th graders are welcome; children are encouraged to invite friends! While this is the first step in the membership process for your child, membership is not required.


Men and women are needed to lead small groups at Communicants. Join our team and be a part of shaping kids’ understanding of gospel grace.

Email [email protected] for details.


Meal Prep

Communicants’ parents are encouraged to sign up at least once a semester to help with meal prep for our Sunday night discipleship communities. (The menu and ingredients are provided; you’ll enjoy getting to know other parents while prepping dinner for our pre-teens and teens.)

Questions? Email Emily Pirozzolo at [email protected].


Stay in Touch

Our Children’s Ministry e-mail newsletter is sent once a month, with helpful updates, event registrations, and other ways your family can get connected to our church.