You have to see it to believe it! At FPC, children are so loved by this church family and surrounded by encouraging, healthy friendships. They learn about God’s love and our love for them in many fun ways. Like Jesus said, “Let the children come!” We look forward to loving your children too.
– Lori Phelps, Director of Children & Family Ministries
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.
New Outdoor Family Space is Coming // FPC has been gifted funds by very generous members of our church to develop a family outdoor gathering area on our property. We have had a playset on our wish list for years, and the donors (who choose to remain anonymous) fulfilled that dream and so much more! They offered to provide an outdoor area for all ages with an appeal to bring families closer to each other, the church, and to God.
A planning committee of 10 was formed who worked together brainstorming and researching. The plan was put to paper, thanks to Bill Baker, our Landscape Architect and Project Manager.
Look forward to a shelter, play equipment, natural elements, movie area, fire pit, and group meeting areas. See the display board in the lobby for pictures and layout. This project will be an all-church build with many volunteers of all ages needed! Look forward to more details to come! Breaking ground this summer, July 2019! Praise God!
FPC offers excellent nursery care before, during, and between church services for children 0 to 2 years in Room 200. Our rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable, and have a full of age-appropriate toys, craft supplies, and Christian books and music. We are pleased to offer highly qualified and caring staff. If you have a child in the nursery, you will receive a silent pager so we can alert you if your presence is needed in the nursery.
For parents who would like to keep their nursery-age children with them during the services, a Cry Room is available at the west side of the Sanctuary behind the reflective window for parents and babies.
Kingdom Kids (KK) // For kids 3 Years – Kindergarten
Kingdom Kids is a unique time for children to explore their faith and form positive relationships with peers in a safe environment.
Wake Up & Worship (WU) // For kids 1st -6th Grade
Wake Up & Worship is a fun, faith-filled worship time with a mixed-age group offered during first service only.
Children’s Sunday School // For kids 3 Years – 6th Grade
Sunday School is a wonderful opportunity for children to grow deeper in their faith alongside their friends, and is offered between services (9:50-10:35am), where activity-based curriculum leads kids through impactful Bible lessons.
Network 56 // For 5th and 6th Graders
Network 56 is a program for 5th and 6th graders that encourages healthy, faith-building relationship between kids and their peers. Network 56 aims to connect our students with the community while exploring what it means to live your faith. More information can be found on the Network 56 page.
FPC’s FPC (First Publicly-Recognized Communion) is for anyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone can take Communion any time at FPC, including children. Communion reminds us of Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us. FPC families have expressed a desire to publicly recognize this important and significant moment in their child’s faith journey.
Parent’s Day/Open House is for all parents/guardians (of children ages 3yrs-6th grade) to join their child(ren) in our classrooms. Experience first-hand all of the wonderful things happening in our classrooms. Whether you are a regular attender, or if it’s your and your child’s first time, we would love to have you!
Children’s Ministry Sunday is an extra special day of worship services at FPC for many reasons. Children participate in each of the Sunday services (share written prayers, recite verses, usher, provide music), Bibles are presented to our 6th graders, teachers are recognized, and it is Mother’s Day! There’s lots to celebrate! Celebrate with us!
Bible Presentations are 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 Programs
Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be June 23-27, 2019. More information can be found on our Vacation Bible School page.
2018-2019 SPECIAL SUNDAY SCHOOL EVENTS, THEME DAYS, AND HOLIDAYS
We have a lot of fun on Sundays at FPC, especially on Theme Days! Kids and leaders take part in the theme of the day, such as mismatch day, bring a friend, and PJ day.
January 27 // Shipwrecked/Beach Party Day
February 3 // First Publicly-Recognized Communion (FPC’s FPC): We will have Sunday School and Kingdom Kids.
February 24 // Career Day
March 10 // Pre-K Bible Presentation during service
March 17 // Spring Break. Family Worship/No Children’s Programs.
March 31 // Hobby Day
April 14 // Palm Sunday. We will have Children’s Programs.
April 21 // Easter. Family Worship/No Children’s Programs.
May 12 // Children’s Ministry Sunday/6th Grade Bible Presentation. No Children’s Programs.
May 19 // Last day of Sunday School. Ice Cream Day and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Children’s Sunday School like at FPC?
What if my child misses the first day(s) or can’t come regularly?
Do I need to pick up my children from their classrooms?
What can I do while my children are in Sunday School?
Are there any days “off” due to holidays?
Thank you for bringing your child(ren) to Children’s Programs. It is our pleasure shepherding them in their faith journey! If you have any questions, please do not to hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon!