Welcome to the Children’s Ministry at First Pres! Our goal is to inspire each child toward a relationship with Jesus Christ and to discover God’s mission for their lives, while weaving the thread of spiritual growth into their world. We provide age-specific activities and programs designed to help kids feel loved and welcomed in a safe environment .
Childcare for children birth - 4 years • Nursery Suite
Large group worship and small group breakouts
PRESCHOOL:Age 2 • C103Age 3 • C105Age 4 • C104Age 5 • C202
ELEMENTARY:1st grade • C2042nd grade • C2033rd grade • C3024th grade • C3035th grade boys • C3055th grade girls • C307
Large group worship and teaching; small group breakouts
Age 0–24 months • Nursery SuiteAge 2 • C103Age 3 • C105Age 4 • C104K5 • C2021st-5th grade • We encourage this age group to attend worship with their families. Exceptions are made for children whose parents are serving during Kids Church, as well as children with special needs who may have difficulty in the adult services.
NURSERY:Age 0–24 months • Nursery Suite
PRESCHOOL:Ages 2-3 • Bible Lesson and playtime in Room C103Ages 4-5 • Music Activity in C205 then Bible Lesson • C201
ELEMENTARY:1st-2nd grade • Bible Lesson in C201 then Music Activity • C2053rd-5th grade • Bible Lesson in C301 *When adult classes are scheduled past 7:15p, children may remain in their classes.
Our special needs ministry exists to glorify God by sharing the unconditional love and acceptance of Jesus and His word with children of all abilities, while supporting and encouraging their families. We believe that every child is made in God's image and is a unique and valuable part of God's creation and our church. Regardless of abilities, your child has a God-given purpose that we want to nurture and support.
We can provide one-on-one volunteers who are background checked and trained to support children with different abilities as they participate with their neuro-typical peers.
If you have a child with special needs and would like assistance on Sunday mornings, please contact Tina Jones to discuss how we can best come alongside your family (call 565.0921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
You may also fill out the Special Needs Care form and bring it with you.
First Pres Nursery School is a registered program that serves parents of children ages three months through two years. Our goal is to help infants and toddlers feel happy and secure at church, feel good about themselves, and learn that God loves them. We provide opportunities for their spiritual, social, and developmental growth through play activities in a Christian environment.
James wrote, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: take care of orphans and widows in their affliction, and keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27). Whether you are trying to start a family, have already adopted, or feel called to follow through on this mandate in one way or another, we have a place for you. Some opportunities include:
This list is not exhaustive. We're not all called to do the same thing, but we're all certainly capable of doing something.
For information, contact Tina Jones at email@example.com or 565.0921.
Fifth graders! Come join our fun events on Route 56, the road from 5th to 6th Grade. We will be going and growing in the knowledge of God as we fellowship, study, and go out in our community to share the love of Christ. Look for the special Route 56 logo in your mailbox, email, and Connect@First newsletter so you won’t miss out on any of our exciting “road trips.”
Our local service projects/missions and time spent with God give our 5th graders an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ to our church family and our community. Seasonal parties include our annual Regressive dinner in January and several other fellowship opportunities in the fall and spring. Summer events include the Junior High Youth in order to build relationships with our 6th-8th grade Youth before moving up to Junior High in late August. Join us on our trip along Route 56!
For more information, contact Karen King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 565.0936.