Children’s Ministry

Katy Schafer is director of children and family ministries at First Presbyterian ChurchWe 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. Reach out to Katy any time for more information on opportunities for children to participate in the life of the church at kschafer@fpcraleigh.org.

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Current Offerings


Sunday Morning Childcare

Childcare for Children Age 0-3
8:15 & 11:00 am

Childcare opens at 8:15 am and is offered in the Stock Building during both worship services.. Our childcare nursery is staffed by trained and caring professionals each Sunday!

Our amazing childcare staff includes:

  • Leewyn Kellam (since 2006)
  • Gisella Medina (since 2009)
  • Gabriela Martinez- Maciel (since 2022)
  • Brady Shea (since 2022)

They love your children and are faithful employees of FPC!

Children are welcome in the sanctuary for all services. Worship activity pouches are located in a basket in the Lisa Ham Gathering Space. Age level Sunday School classes each week in the stock building 9:45 – 10:40am. 

Livestream Worship at 10:00


Watch Our Livestream Every Sunday at 10:00 am
We hope your family will join us for worship in the sanctuary but we understand if you feel safe worshipping virtually. You can continue to watch directly on our website’s Video page »

Download Children’s Bulletins

You can download and print children’s bulletins for ages 3-12 on our Worship Resources page »  New bulletins are added each week and feature a scripture lesson from the Revised Common Lectionary.

Age level Sunday School classes
Age level Sunday education classes are available for children. Classes for 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten/First, Second/Third, and Fourth/Fifth are all located in the Stock Building and run from 9:45- 10:40 am. The Fourth/Fifth grade class meets on the second floor, and all others on the first floor. Dr. Nat Sparrow plays the piano each week and teaches songs to our classes of younger children during the Sunday School hour.
Pathfinders and ROCKstars K-5th grade program

Pathfinders and ROCKstars is a Sunday evening program that meets from 5:30-7:00. It includes dinner, a mission project or games, and children’s choir. If your child only wants to participate in choir, that is fine too! Dinner in Memorial Hall is at 5:30, mission activity or games is 6:00-6:20, choir is 6:20-7:00. Pick up is from the Edge Lobby at 7 pm.

Sing Along Songs with Dr. Nat Sparrow!

Watch on the FPC YouTube Channel

Hey kids, sing along to your favorite tunes with Dr. Nat Sparrow on the piano! You’ll find songs such as “I’ve Got the Joy“, “This is the Day” and “Twelve Disciples“.

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