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.
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.
Because our children are a vital part of our church AND we feel it is important for families to worship together, we have set aside several Sundays where there will be no Sunday school and children will be in church. These Sundays will often coincide with the Children's Sacred Chorus presentations. The Sunday school classes may also share a song they've learned. 2018–19 Family Worship Days (no Sunday school) are:
- October 14
- November 18
- November 25 (Holiday)
- December 16 (Christmas Music Sunday)
- February 3
- March 10
- March 17 (Spring Break)
- April 14 (Palm Sunday) and
- The first part of Easter Sunday, April 21.
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.