Planting Seeds For a Lifetime
The Children's Ministries at First Pres aim to achieve spiritual growth in the lives of our children through Bible study, fellowship, discipleship and lots of fun! Here at First Pres children can be involved in a variety of ways:
Children are welcome in our worship services. When children attend services, they see worship in action. As they participate in worship with their families, they absorb Scripture, learn the truths of the church and follow the example of those around them.
- Active Participation: Children contribute to worship in so many ways throughout the year. Our children's classes share songs, videos, their energy and their creativity during children's sermons. Our Children's choir enjoys singing and using the chimes, while our musicians play, and our dancers dance! Also, on Mother's Day, the entire worship service is led by the children and youth from all of our ministries, all to the glory of God!
- Activity Bags: Each Sunday, we provide activity bags with coloring materials for children's use during worship services. Help yourself to a bag from the rack in the narthex just outside the sanctuary.
After hearing the Scripture and children's message in the worship service, elementary-aged children through grade 3 may proceed upstairs for Children's Church, where they do hands-on activities (during the sermon and conclusion of the worship service).
Sunday School for children of all ages is offered during our church's education hour (9:00 - 9:50 am) on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is a fun and friendly time to learn about God and His will for our lives. We sing, listen to Bible stories and celebrate God's love through a variety of fun activities. Sunday School provides an opportunity for children to grow spiritually in their individual faith journeys.
Children who love to sing can join us every Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm for our Children's Choir rehearsal. We have lots of fun. About once a month, we sing during the church service. Immediately following choir is children's hand chimes from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Caring and friendly nursery care is available for children who are too young to participate in the Children's Ministries. Childcare is also available during most other church programs.
On Wednesday evenings, our church family enjoys dinner together as a family of faith. This program, also known as FISH begins with dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by classes from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. During this time, elementary-aged children enjoy a variety of activities such as stories, scripture memory, music, games and art. Upon request, childcare for younger children is available in the nursery.
Keep an eye on our calendar. There is always something fun going on at First Pres! Activities like the Puppet Party, movie nights and game nights provide opportunities for quality family time.
Vacation Bible School
During Vacation Bible School (VBS), children explore a Biblical theme through music, stories, drama, crafts and other activities. VBS is a summer highlight for children at our church!