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 (email@example.com, 672.0337).
To volunteer with children or youth at First Presbyterian Church, a background check is required. Click the button below or scan the QR code.
The Children’s Ministry is comprised of three smaller parts: Nursery Care, Early Childhood, and Elementary. Nursery Care is provided for children up to two years of age. Early Childhood serves children from age two until they enter elementary school. Elementary serves children from first grade through fifth grade. Once children enter the sixth grade, they pass from Children’s Ministry into the Junior High Ministry.
More About Sunday Education
Beginning Sunday, September 1, you may notice more children attending the worship portion of the 10:45 and 11:00am Sunday services. During the sermon, children who are 2nd grade and younger have the option of being dismissed to Kids Church, while 3rd graders and older will remain in the service with their families.
Why should children join the church body during the worship service? Statistics tell us that almost one-third of children who don’t form a connection with their larger church family stop attending church altogether once they leave home. Part of our commitment to generational faithfulness as a church means recognizing that children are an essential part of the church family. Because fewer children have been present in worship, we are focusing our efforts on making space for them and helping them learn how to worship with the Body of Christ. If your child participates in Kids Church, you are required to be part of the serving team. If you have any questions or would like to register your child, email Tina Jones, Children’s Ministry Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Church Brochure
Register to Participate in Kids Church
First Presbyterian has opportunities for Christian education available for all ages on Wednesday evenings. Wednesday Advantage offers classes that explore a particular topic over several class meetings. Grouped by age or school grade, classes welcome both members and visitors.
Wednesday Advantage for Children
Nursery Care (Infants through 2 year olds)
5:45–7:30pm in the Tucker-Dean Nursery Suite (Room 215B)
Care after 7:30pm is provided by RSVP through email@example.com.
2 and 3 year olds
6:15–7:15pm in Nursery 215D
K4 and K5 (all students do both)
6:15–6:45pm – Bible Study in Room 323
6:45–7:15pm – Cherub Choir in Room 213
K6, 1st, and 2nd Grades (all students do both)
6:15–6:45pm – Carol Choir in Room 213
6:45–7:15pm – Bible Study in Room 323
6:15–7:15pm (doors open at 6:00pm) – WOW Bible Study in Room 318
Children not picked up by 7:30pm will be taken to the Nursery (Room 215B or 215D) to remain with the paid staff.
For more information, contact Tina Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 213 from 6:45-7:15pm
Carol Choir (K6-2nd Grade)
Meet in Room 213 from 6:15-6:45pm
Covenant Choir (3rd-5th Grade)*
*Meet SUNDAYS in Room 318 from 4:30-5:30pm
For more information, contact Angela Barrett at email@example.com.
Volunteer with Children's Ministry
Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with the Children's Ministry? If so, please contact Heather Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother's Morning Out
FPC’s Mother's Morning Out Ministry 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.
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 email@example.com or 672.1840.
For questions about Children's Ministry, please contact Children’s Ministry Director, Tina Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org, 672.7031).