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.
Blast off with us To Mars and Beyond Vacation Bible School where kids will discover the wonders of God's universe. They'll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. Beginning in an outpost on Mars, they'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!
VBS will blast off June 10–14, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. To Mars and Beyond is for children age 3–5th Grade. Youth going into middle or high school are very welcome to be helpers with groups, stations, games and kitchen duties—plus we need lots of adult helpers! Cost is $20 per child, no more than $50 per family (scholarships available).
Register today and join us for To Mars and Beyond VBS at First Presbyterian Church this summer.
We are happy to provide Sunday School during both the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services. This year we are using the Spark Activate Faith curriculum. All grades study the same Bible story in an age-appropriate manner. This year, Pastor Corey Nelson will also be preaching on the stories from the Bible and many Sundays the whole congregation will be focused on the same topic.
Children will be in Sunday school the entire service. Parents are asked to escort their children to their Sunday school classes and pick them up there when the service is over. The Nursery and Pre-school classes are located on the second floor of the Education Building and the Pre K through Fifth-grade classes are on the third floor.
Download the FPC Children's Ministry Registration Form here. (Return it to Pam Armstrong at the church.)
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. After all, we are a church family! We need each other! Fill out this form to volunteer. Contact Pam for more information.
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.