In response to COVID-19 and out of concern for your health, all FPC experiences are online at this time. Until further notice, the church building is closed. Although we are not together in person, we will gather virtually to worship, care for and encourage one another, and to grow in faith together.
Children are invited to online Sunday school Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Contact Pam Armstrong for more information.
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)
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.
Ministries FOR Kids
Children’s Sunday school classes for kids ages 4–5th grade take place during both services in the Education Wing. The nursery is available for younger ones on the second floor of the Education Wing.
Wednesday Evenings (Fall and Spring Sessions)
Midweek Experience: While the adults are attending classes, children 3-years-old through 4th grade enjoy structured group activities designed to have fun together after a long day of school.
Vacation Bible School
Every summer we look forward to our VBS week! Typically we choose a week early in the summer. This summer, COVID 19 is challenging us to be cautious and creative! There will be updates on this site as the summer unfolds.
Ministries WITH Kids
Intergenerational Community Events
At First Presbyterian, we see value in creating a welcoming, caring community for children. When a ministry opportunity arises, we ask the question, “How can we involve the children?” Throughout the year we have events specifically designed for people of all ages such as the Advent Celebration, Fall Festival, or Easter Egg Dyeing.
Ministries BY Kids
Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for your children to help someone else, inside and outside the FPC walls. We partner with several community programs. We use each opportunity to teach our children how to be helpful without being hurtful to the dignity and self-worth of those we serve.
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. For the safety of our children, we require that our volunteers have been a part of our community for six months and agree to a background check. Contact Pam for more information.