Youth Education


I’m very pleased to welcome you to the Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church. My name is Sarah Buckshot and I’m the youth director of the Youth Education Classes at the church. I have been with the church since July 2011 and I’m very excited to tell you about the programs that we have available.

Every Sunday during the school year we offer Sunday School classes for youth who are preschool to senior year in high school. We also offer an adult studies class at the same time. The Sunday School classes meet at 9:45 a.m. between services. We offer four different classrooms where children will learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ, worship, take part in an array of activities and learn about mission work and giving back. In the tabs below,  you will learn more about each classroom and also learn about a mid-week non-denominational Christian program called LOGOS, which meets bimonthly during the school year. LOGOS is for students in third to 8th grade and there is a fee, but financial assistance is available.

I would love to welcome your family to visit our church and visit a class. Also feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments.

My email is and my phone number is 315-877-8271.

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Mark 10:14 — “Let the little children come to me…”

The preschool and kindergarten classroom is known as the Worship Center. This classroom is where children will begin to develop a basic foundation for Bible study and will learn the stories of Jesus Christ in creative and innovative ways.

This classroom may also be a child’s first experience with worship. During several months of the year children will sing with one of our praise team members and learn songs for two very important concerts. The students will begin learning Christmas songs in November and will perform them in service near Christmas. The children will also learn other worship and praise songs that will performed during a special service called Celebration Sunday, a service in May that is run 100 percent by Sunday School and LOGOS students.

During the school year the Worship Center students will also learn about giving back and helping others during our mission projects.

The Worship Center’s classroom teacher are Lou Ann Black and Carole Suarez. Lou Ann has been a teacher for more than 20 years


Bible Study in a fun and creative way

The goal of the 1st to 3rd  grade classroom to continue to teach children basic knowledge of the Bible, Jesus Christ and His teachings, through the presentation of stories in a way that is easy to understand and fun. Several activities, crafts, projects and games are used in this classroom to teach the foundation of Bible Study in a fun and creative way. The goal is to have children fall in love with learning and embrace the teaching of Jesus Christ.

This classroom is the gateway of Christian learning. This classroom will teach basic understandings of Bible study, worship and mission work.

The teacher for the first through third grade classroom is Maggie Welch. This is Maggie’s third year as the teacher in this classroom.

How Jesus fits into our daily lives

The goal of the fourth to eight grade classroom is intensive Bible study and learning how Jesus’ teachings can be applied to our daily lives as the children grow and mature.

These students will engage in mission work and will learn the importance of giving back and applying the Good Word to their daily lives.

A big lesson that the students learn through their mission work is learning that there are people who are less fortunate than they are and that it is their duty to help.

Cathy Gibbons is the teacher. Cathy joined the church in 2012 and this is her fourth year teaching. Cathy is not new to teaching and entertaining children. Cathy has a strong faith in God and a huge heart for giving. She’s spent several years entertaining children as Sweetheart the Clown and she brings the same level of enthusiasm to this classroom

Confirmation Class

We currently don’t have have a traditional teen group. Our teen students are currently enrolled in a Confirmation Class. The teen group will restart in the fall of the 2017-18 school year.

Building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

The LOGOS System and Program is a dynamic ministry of Youth Education, the goal of which is to nurture youth and children into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

           Who:               LOGOS non-denominational Christian program for 3rd to 8th grade students from any church

           Where: Fellowship Hall at OHPC

           When: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Bi-Monthly on Tuesdays. See Calendar for class dates

            Cost: $100 (Financial assistance available and discount for multiple children.)

Tuesday LOGOS Schedule 

6 to 6:45 p.m.            Family Time (Dinner & Discussion)

6:45 to 7:10 p.m.       Bible Study

7:10 to 7:50 p.m.            Play Time

7:50 to 7:25 p.m.            Worship Skills

Having fun while learning the Teachings of Jesus Christ

 LOGOS is a fun program for children to learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ. The program includes an array of volunteers, including program coordinators, a dinner dean, Bible study teachers, worship skills coordinator, kitchen coordinators, playtime coordinator and a decorator. Plus meals, including deserts, are prepared by church members and/or parents.

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