Children's Ministries


Sunday Education

Children must be preregistered online to attend on Sundays by 11:00pm on the Wednesday before. 

September 6, 2020 September 13, 2020 September 20, 2020 September 27, 2020

Beginning September 6, 10:30am–12:15pm

Nursery • age 0–24 months • Nursery Suite
Sunday School • age 2 • Room 120
Sunday School • age 3 • Room 121
Sunday School • age 4 • Room 122
Sunday School • age 5 • Room 125
Contact for age 5 and under: Evelyn Penkert • • 565.0963
Children 1st Grade and older should attend worship with their families.

More About Sunday Education

Please watch this video for what to expect when returning to church with your young children.

Wednesday Education for Children

6:15pm–7:15pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Children’s Wednesday programs for all ages are available by preregistration online. Deadline is Tuesdays by 7:00pm.

September 9, 2020 September 16, 2020 September 23, 2020 September 30, 2020

Contact for age 5 and under: Evelyn Penkert • • 565.0963
Contact for 1st–5th grade: Karen King • • 565.0936
Nursery • age 0–24 months • Nursery Suite
Bible Lesson • age 2 • Room 215D
Bible Lesson • age 3 • Room 215D
Bible Lesson • age 4 • Room 316
Bible Lesson • age 5 • Room 316
Bible Lesson • 1st grade • Room 316
Bible Lesson • 2nd grade • Room 316
Bible Lesson • 3rd grade • Room 318
Bible Lesson • 4th grade • Room 318
Bible Lesson • 5th grade • Room 318

Music Ministry for Children

First Presbyterian Church offers a music ministry for children that runs concurrent with Wednesday Advantage.
Cherub Choir (4-5 year olds)
Meet in Room 317 from 6:15-6:45pm
Carol Choir (K6-2nd Grade)
Meet in Room 317 from 6:45-7:15pm
Covenant Choir (3rd-5th Grade)*
*Meet SUNDAYS in Room 318 from 4:30-5:30pm

For more information, contact Susan Messer,

Special Needs Ministry

This ministry exists to come alongside families of children who have special needs. We desire for these children and their families to be able to grow in their faith by hearing the Word of God and worshiping with the Body of Christ. Each child's needs are unique, so each situation is handles individually. We can provide a one-on-one buddy to help the child more easily get involved on Sunday mornings and help the parents feel comfortable in leaving their child while they attend Sunday Life Group or worship. 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 assist your family (call 565.0921 or email You may also fill out the Special Needs Care form and bring it with you.

Foster and Adoption Ministry

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:

helping with childcare at the annual Foster Family Celebration each October,

assisting widows with handyman-type chores,

becoming a foster parent,

offering respite to foster families for an evening or a weekend,

offering rides to medical appointments,

training to become a child advocate,

tutoring a foster child, and

becoming a mentor to a foster child.

A foster and adoption support group for women meets every other Wednesday night 6:15-7:15 in Room 403. This group is for anyone who is considering fostering or adoption as well as those seasoned veterans. A once a month gathering for these families occurs one Friday night per month.

For information, contact Tina Jones at or 565.0921.

GOING and… “Growing in the knowledge of God”
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 GrapeVine 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 or 565.0936.

First Pres Nursery School

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.

More About First Pres Nursery School


Stewards of Children Training

At First Presbyterian Church we take the safety of all who worship with us very seriously. In accordance with our security policies, all volunteers who work with children or youth are required to complete Stewards of Children training prior to their first time serving. Click Here to take the two-hour course online. (Click “Online Training,” then “Individual,” make an account, and follow the prompts to check out. Use code FLIPTHESWITCH in the coupon box at checkout to receive FREE training.) Questions? Contact Heather Tomlinson (, 565.0954). 

For questions about Children's Ministry, please contact Children’s Ministry Director, Tina Jones (, 565.0921).