Children& Youth

Jr Disciples

Open to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We meet on Tuesday nights from 5:30-7:00 for fellowship, faith and fun. Each week we come together for a meal, music, games and crafts while we are learning about our faith. We are excited to have our Music Director joining us this year as we sing and learn to play the chimes. Hopefully, you will hear us in worship! The Jr Disciples maintain the courtyard garden as part of their mission; selling produce to church members and using their resources to support mission work of their choosing. Our current goal is to raise $250.00 to help a school in Haiti build their own garden (project sponsored by the Presbyterian Mission Agency). Our current session will start on September 13, 2022 and run through March 28, 2023 with time off over the Christmas Holiday. For more information please contact [email protected] or call the church at 757 596-1151.


Friday Fun Nights

Friday Fun Nights meets every other month during the school year on a Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m.. We have dinner and a child focused theme for the evening. All are invited and families eat for free. Here is the schedule for the 2022-2023 school year:
     September 9, 2022 – outdoor picnic at the playground
     November 18, 2022 – Legos and Tacos in McKeithen Hall
     January 20, 2023 – “Let it Snow” in McKeithen Hall
     March 24, 2023 – Family game night in McKeithen Hall
     May 5, 2023 – Return to the great outdoors at the playground

Summer Camps

We offer art camp and vacation bible school (VBS) each summer for children. Summer of 2022 was a hugh success with over 40 children at art camp and over 70 registered for VBS. Come back in April 2023 for our new dates and summer camp registration.


Youth Fellowship

The Youth Fellowship program at Hidenwood Presbyterian offers a space for youth, grades 6-12, to come together to grow our faith with music, food and shared stories, growing our faith one day, one activity at a time. We will return from summer vacation on Sunday September 18, 2022. We will continue to meet on the first and third Sunday’s of the month at 4:00 in McKeithen Hall and the group moves to various rooms in the church based on planned activity for the evening. For more information, please contact Carey Gerstner.


Adult Programs

Sunday Seminar. Sunday mornings at 9:00 we gather to discuss a wide variety of topics from current events to biblical studies. Coffee and tea are available with simple breakfast options. Childcare is available.

Hidenwood Explorers. We meet once a month and head out to explore our community. From wineries and meaderies paint classes and museums we enjoy the opportunity for fellowship. For more information contact Carey Gerstner, [email protected].

Hidenwood Bood Club. (Jimmie Espich, [email protected]) First Tuesdays of each month, 11 am in the conference room. They will return from a summer vacation on Tuesday September 6, 2022.

Hidenwood Book Group. (Carey Gerstner, [email protected]) Third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m. in the conference room. We will return from summer vacation on Tuesday September 20, 2022/

Morning & Evening Yoga Classes. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays evenings at 5:00 p.m.

Pickle Ball. Monday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-6:30.


We believe that the arts are an integral part of our worship and the life of our community. With this in mind, the music and fine arts ministry at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone – old or young, advanced or beginner, musician or non-musician – to express their faith in ways meaningful to them.

Sanctuary Choir

Diane Drury is our Director of Music Ministry. Currently our choir is practicing on Sundays after worship from 11:45-1:00 pm in the music room.  The choir leads the congregation in the traditional worship service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and at special services throughout the year, and presents seasonal major works and concerts. The Sanctuary Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire, from classical to contemporary, hymn arrangements to black gospel. Any person able to match pitch and carry a tune is invited to join – no audition or musical ability required! For more informtion or to join the choir contact our music director Diane Drury. [email protected].

Hand Bells

Hand bells at Hidenwood offers opportunities for ringers of all ages and skill levels to comtogether and ring. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 6:00-6:45 in the choir room. Our goal is to ring for Christmas, Easter as well as several other times throughout the year. For information, contact Diane Drury, Music Director, [email protected].



Flower Guild

There is a flower calendar (sign-up sheet) on the kiosk in the narthex. You may reserve a date simply by writing your name on an open date on this calendar. If you would like the Flower Guild to prepare the flowers for you, please note “FG” by your name on the calendar. If you wish to use a florist, please note that on the calendar instead.

We look forward to arranging flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones or to celebrate a special anniversary, graduation, birth of a child or grandchild, or other special days.

Community Groups

Wild Explorers. (Doug Marmon)

Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisys. (Misti Stowell)

Brownies and Jr Cadets – 3rd – 6th graders. (Rebekah Blount)


Alcoholics Anonymous. Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room C


414 Hiden Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606