First Presbyterian offers a wide variety of creative ways for children to grow in their faith. Our hope is that as families engage these opportunities, children become more connected to the church and to God, thus forming a faith that can sustain them for years to come.
On Sunday mornings - Thoughtful and creative Sunday School classes are offered for kids of all ages from 9:45-10:40 a.m., during the school year. Our loving, caring, Christian nursery caregivers, Miss Deborah and Miss Octavius staff our nursery from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
In our music ministries - Kingdom Kids Choir and the Early Light Ringers are two music opportunities available for the children. Please see our music page for more information.
In our worship - Both worship services include a children’s message: a brief story and prayer with our children. After the children’s time, children age 3 – 1st grade may choose to attend our "Joy Worship" time, an age-appropriate time of worship with Bible story, songs and prayers led by trained volunteers during the remaining portion of worship. In late summer, we also provide a "Welcome to Worship Workshop" for families who wish to help their elementary aged kids sit through an entire worship service.
In our fellowship -Kingdom Kids for pre-K through 5th grade meets on Sunday afternoons during the school year and provides a unique way for children to engage their faith. This group loves to tell Bible stories, sing, play games and craft together. They even put on plays and musicals sharing what they’re learning with the whole church.
Throughout the year - All kinds of activities pop up across the calendar. In October, children costume for the fun of trunk or treating and games at our Harvest Festival. In December, the whole church family engages their faith through our "Advent Event". An Easter Egg hunt is common in the Spring. Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a time of faith discovery in the summer.
Weekday School - For almost 40 years First Presbyterian has been the host of a strong and vibrant, morning weekday school for preschoolers. Our phenomenal program currently offers Mother’s Morning Out classes for children who are walking and 1 year old by August 31. We have a developmental preschool program for 2, 3, and 4 year old children and we recently added a 1/2 day kindergarten program for children who are 5 by August 31.