"Let the children come to me and do not keep them back, for to such as these belongs the Kingdom of Heaven." Matt 19:14
FPC's Children's Ministry supports the growth and development of all children to know and follow Jesus Christ, from ages nursery school starting just after birth through 6th grade.
Sunday morning Nursery information for infants and toddlers ages 0-2 years old can be found on our Nursery page - http://www.myfpc.org/content/nursery.
Sunday School program information for kids ages PreK through grade 6 can be found on our Sunday School page - http://www.myfpc.org/content/sunday-school-prek-6.
This program for 5th and 6th graders encourages fun and healthy friendships in a Christian group of young people. Network 56 aims to connect our students with the community while building relationships with each other. ***15 kids attended the Kick-off on Nov 5--lots of fun and room for everyone to participate in future events***
• All 5th and 6th grade students are welcome to attend Network 56 events at any time. Interested participants are notified in advance of each event.
• Past fellowship activities have included sledding, swimming, mini-golf, and bowling. Service projects have involved collecting donations for the Waunakee Food Pantry, fundraising for the Humane Society, and making 3D snowflakes to raise money for a good cause chosen by our students.
Network 56 Kid-to-Kid Education, Sunday, November 12 between services, 9:50am: Network 56 kids visit classrooms of younger kids to teach what they’ve learned about giving.<
Network 56 “Christmas Gifts” Fundraiser Prep, Sunday, December 17, time TBD: Create items to sell as a fundraiser to support one of the chosen charities. As we create work together, we’ll learn more about the charity and define our fundraising goal.
Network 56 “Christmas Gifts” Fundraiser, Saturday, December 23, 3:30-5:00pm: Sell the created items to members and guests who come to the Children’s Nativity Service supporting one of Network 56's chosen charity.
Network 56 Valentines Day Fundraiser Prep, Saturday, February 10, time TBD at FPC: Create items to sell for our Valentine’s Day Fundraiser supporting one of Network 56's chosen charity.
Network 56 Valentines Day Fundraiser, Sunday, February 11, 8:15am-12:00pm: Sell Valentine’s Day items to the congregation and guests attending worship services supporting one of Network 56's chosen charity.
FPC's Parents of Little Ones (P.O.L.O.) Playdates
Looking for something new to do during the week? How about a casual play hour with other babies, toddlers, and adults. Bring your little ones to play and yourself to connect with other parents (or grandparents). Adults are asked to stay with their children. Meet in the FPC Nursery located on the first floor Education Wing on Thursday, December 7 from 10:00 to 11:00am.
Children’s Nativity Service, Saturday, December 23, 4:00pm
***On-line Registration Forms coming November 20*** Paper forms available at Children's Ministry Check-in Desk by Education Wing entrance.
Will you be home for the holidays? If so, you’ll want to make plans now to bring the kids to our unique and moving family service celebrating the birth of Jesus. Children ages 4 and up are encouraged to participate. The service brings the Christmas story to life in a way you will always remember!
• Our narrator reads the story of Christ’s birth.
• Cued by adults, costumed children act out a mini live nativity while child musicians perform.
• The audience sings familiar carols throughout the presentation.
• Adult volunteers are always welcome to help in the preparations for this event.
After service we celebrate Jesus’ birthday with birthday cupcakes for all. Please also consider bringing unwrapped baby gifts (diapers, clothes, toys, etc.), and place them at the table in the lobby for our dedication. Children can also provide music! Children (grades 1-12) can also sing or play an instrument as part of the service. Their piece need not be long or complicated; it just needs to be about Jesus. Parents can help too! We need parents to dress children in costumes, to organize each group of lambs, angels, etc., and to cue them to enter the Sanctuary. We also need a few strong adults to reorganize the Sanctuary. If your child is interested in participating as a character or by providing music, or if you have any questions, contact Lori Phelps at (608) 849-4625 ext. 511 or email@example.com.
Children's Nativity Important Dates/Times:
· Saturday, December 16, 9:30-10am Rehearsal (rehearsal is optional) We will use this time to assign roles and rehearse. There are no speaking parts.
· Saturday, December 23 – All participants come at 3:30pm, meet downstairs in Fellowship Hall to get in costume, and line up.
FPC’s FPC (First Publically Recognized Communion), Sunday, February 4, 2018
The Presbyterian church believes it is the right and responsibility of parents to decide when their child is ready to participate in Communion. Anyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ, including children, can take Communion at any time during a Communion service at FPC (usually the first Sunday each month, plus Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve). Communion reminds us of Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us. For FPC families who would like to publically recognize this important moment in their child’s faith journey, we designate a communion Sunday each year to invite children to come forward to receive the sacrament and a special blessing in a public recognition during worship service. This may be your child’s first Communion, but even children who have taken Communion for a while and wish to be publicly recognized are invited to participate.
Bible Presentations (see dates below)
It is a valued tradition at FPC to present a complimentary, age-appropriate Bible to our children at both preschool age and again after 6th grade to use in growing their faith.
Upcoming dates for Children's Ministry programs:
2017-2018 Theme Sundays are wonderful times to invite a friend to join you at FPC:
November 12 - Network 56 Kid-to-Kid education day during Sunday School
November 19 - Stuffed Animal Day/Invite a Friend
November 26 - NO Sunday School or Kingdom Kids ages 3-grade 6 (Thanksgiving Break)
December 16 - Children's Nativity Service Rehearsal (optional) 9:30-10:00am
December 17 - PJ Day and Inside Out Day & Network 56 "Christmas Gifts" Prep for Fundraiser
December 23 - Children's Nativity Service at 4:00pm & sale of Network 56 "Christmas Gifts" fundraiser creations
December 24 - NO Sunday School or Kingdom Kids ages 3-grade 6 during morning worship (see Sundays > Worship Services page for special Christmas Eve service times & info)
December 31 - NO Sunday School or Kingdom Kids ages 3-grade 6 (New Year's break)
January 28 - Beach Party and Bubbles Day
February 4 - First Publicly Recognized Communion (FPC's FPC), Sunday School will occur
February 10 - Network 56 Valentines Day Fundraiser Prep Day (This is a Saturday!)
February 11 - Network 56 Valentines Day Fundraiser Sale
February 25 - Mismatch Day
March 18 - NO Sunday School or Kingdom Kids ages 3-grade 6 (Spring Break)
March 25 - Palm Sunday, there WILL BE Sunday School and Kingdom Kids
April 1 - NO Sunday School or Kingdom Kids ages 3-grade 6 (Easter special service times)
April 22 - Pre-K Bible Presentation during service
April 29 - Crazy Hair Day
May 13 - Children's Ministry Sunday & 6th grade Bible presentations - NO Sunday School ages 3-grade 6 (plus a Mothers Day special morning brunch)
May 20 - Ice Cream Day (Last Day of Sunday School before Summer Worship Celebration)
Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be June 24-28, 2018. More information can be found on our Vacation Bible School page - http://www.myfpc.org/content/VBS
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