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. 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 session will start on September 12 and run through December 12, 2023. For more information please contact or call the church at 757 596-1151.

Register HERE

Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights are 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 2023-2024 school year:
September 22, 2023 – outdoor picnic at the playground
November 17, 2023 – Legos and Tacos in McKeithen Hall
December 8, 2023 – Celebrate Christmas
January 19, 2024
March 22, 2024 Bedtime Stories
May 17, 2024 – Return to the great outdoors at the playground
Register HERE

Summer Camps

We offer art camp and vacation bible school (VBS) each summer for children. Stay tuned for the dates for 2024.


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 17, 2023, and are excited to have our youth space renovated for us to use this year! We will continue to meet on the first and third Sunday’s of the month from 4-5:30. We will begin each meeting in the choir room for music with Diane Drury.

For more information, please contact Carey Gerstner.


Adult Programs

Food for Thought. On the first Sunday of the month we offer lunch after worship. Each month we have a different topic for discussion led by a community leader or a member of our staff.

Hidenwood Bood Club. (Jimmie Espich, First Tuesdays of each month, 11 am at the Panera’s across from Christopher Newport Universtiy. They will return from a summer vacation on Tuesday September 11, 2023.

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 11:45-12:45 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.  A couple of times each year we have special music with guest musicians. 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.


Handbells at Hidenwood offers opportunities for ringers of all ages and skill levels to comtogether and ring. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings. We meet in the choir room on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursday from 6:00-6:45, and the 2nd Thursday from 5:00-5:45.  Our goal is to ring once a month as part of worship. For information, contact Diane Drury, Music Director,



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

Cub scouts – contact Doug Marmon 

Brownies and Jr Cadets – 3rd – 6th graders – contact 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