Ministry for kids, with kids, and by kids!
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14 (NIV)
My name is Pam Armstrong, and I'm the Director of Children's Ministry at FPC. I've been enthralled with the magic of children for as long as I can remember. I see what God can do for them and through them. At FPC, children are a valued part of our church’s ministry, not only as recipients but as contributors as well! Each child was born to be a new experience God wants to share with the world. So whether your child visits us once or makes us their church family, we are thankful for the blessings they bring! Below are the many ways we do ministry for, with, and by children.
Sunday school is offered at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. Our children will join us for the first part of worship and then leave for Sunday school. Our overall theme this year will be the Lorax—Kids Who Care! Within this umbrella will be a curriculum that makes the Bible stories and Christ’s teachings relevant to our children and our world today.
Please fill in the 2017–2018 Registration Form HERE.
MX (Mid-Week eXperience)
Wednesdays, (September 20–November 8), from 6:00–7:00 p.m. Activities for children—games, crafts, homework help, books, various group-time activities, and themes. (We realize that kids need time that is not “sit and listen” oriented. This time will be supervised and have several choice-based activities.)
Church Family Events (Intergenerational)
Monthly (November—May) there will be an intergenerational event designed to encourage our kiddos to get to know their church grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles and cousins!
Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for your children to help someone else, inside and outside the FPC walls. Children are often our greatest ministers.
In all of these areas, we need youth and adults who have their own unique gifts (time, talents and presence) to offer. Pray about where God could use you in these ministries. Then fill out the form in the link below and give it to Pam! After all, we are a church family! We need each other!
Please fill in the 2017–2018 Volunteer Registration Form HERE.
Children's Sacred Chorus
The Children's Sacred Chorus is an outreach initiative to the children of our church and the community. It's open to all children in 2nd–5th grades. Get more information here.
November 15, 5:30–7:00 p.m.—Advent Celebration
An intergenerational event to begin the Christmas season! There will be lots of games and crafts and activities to do together. Plus, our kids will be decorating cookies for the Realities for Children NightLights Event.
December 24, 10:00 a.m.—Children’s Christmas Service
Our kids will put on the play, “Telling the Story.” We will be practicing in Sunday School during Advent.