Children

We consider ministry to children to be an essential part of our overall mission. Our full time staff member, Katy Schafer, serves as the Director of Children and Family Ministries. Please contact her for more information or questions about opportunities for children to participate in the life of the church.

Sunday Morning

Childcare opens at 8:15 in the Stock building and is available for infants and children (through age 5) during both worship services and the Sunday School hour. Our trained and caring professional staff are assisted by parent volunteers each Sunday. Preschool 3 and 4-year-olds are taken to their Sunday School classes right next to the childcare room

Children are welcome in the sanctuary for all services. Worship activity bags are located in a basket at the back of the sanctuary. Children who enjoy using the bags should return them at the end of worship. Children’s bulletins are available from the ushers for children ages 7-12 who may feel too old for a worship bag.

Children’s Church – 11am

takes place immediately following the Moment for Children  in the 11 o’clock service. K-2nd grade children are taken into the lobby by an adult volunteer and will be returned to the sanctuary during the hymn that follows the sermon.  Children’s Church is offered September-May.

Sunday Evening – 5:30pm

On Sunday evenings, FPC offers Kindergarten-5th grade children a chance to engage and connect through our Pathfinders and ROCKstars program. (R.O.C.K. stands for “Reaching out in Christian Kindness”). From 5:30-7:15pm this group enjoys open gym time, dinner, children’s choir, and a different mission based project each week. Adult volunteer leaders help on a regular basis and there is childcare offered for parents who also volunteer. Pathfinders and ROCKstars participate in several annual events such as the fudge sale to benefit Haiti Outreach Ministries, they perform at the Church Variety Show, and roll coins that are collected in the church Pennies for Hunger collection.

Pre-School – 5th Grade

Preschool through 5th grade children attend Sunday School from 9:45- 10:45 and explore Biblical stories, events and characters through the Deep Blue PCUSA curriculum.   Classrooms are divided into 3’s, 4’s, K-1st combined, 2nd -3rd combined and  4th -5th combined.   We have dedicated teams of loving volunteers who provide instruction each week.

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