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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Fall 2021 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. Employees are masked, and 3 year olds must stay masked while in our care. Sign-in is located in the lobby and employees will carry your children back. Our childcare nursery is staffed by trained and caring professionals each Sunday!

Our amazing childcare staff includes:

  • Timorow Dobbins (since 2016)
  • Leewyn Kellam (since 2006)
  • Gisella Medina (since 2009)
  • Andrea Scott (since 2014)
  • Matteson Teffeteller (since 2016)

They love your children and are faithful employees of FPC!

Children are welcome in the sanctuary for all services. Worship activity bags are located in a wicker basket in the Lisa Ham Gathering Space.

Livestream Worship at 11:00


Watch Our Livestream Every Sunday at 11:00 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.

Weekly LEGO Church School & Raffle

Weekly LEGO Lessons in Memorial Hall
Every Sunday During 11:00 am Worship Service

Children age 4 through 5th grade are invited to exit the sanctuary after the Moment for Children at the 11:00 worship service for a Bible/LEGO lesson in Memorial Hall. We explore a Bible story with prayerful preparation, and respond by building a scene or idea from the story! Sound like fun? Scripture references are provided.

Children are masked and placed at opposite ends of a 6 foot table, or at one end of a table with a sibling. Each child is given individual supplies so that they can build the Bible story. At the end of our time together they are asked to describe their LEGO build (which reinforces the Bible story) and we have a raffle for a LEGO prize.

For the Raffle: Church Participants: Kids explain their creation to adult teachers and are entered into a raffle. 2 winners are drawn each week and can pick from LEGO prizes.

Home Participants: Explain your creation to your parent, and have them email me a picture of you with your creation. All kids sending in a photo will be entered into a weekly raffle. Two people each week will win a LEGO kit that I will mail to your house.

Find Each Week’s Lesson below:

Upcoming Sunday Evening Events

Candlelight All Saints Vesper Service

  • Sunday, November 7
  • When: 5:30-6:30*** (note this is a short one hour event) 
  • Where: outside at FPC hoping to have in columbarium if it is not under construction. (Plan B parking lot or sanctuary in event of rain.)
  • What:
    Pizza dinner provided. (Dinner RSVP »). Campfire pit with s’mores and guitar singing led by Andy Eaton.
    Bring a Food Donation: cereal or instant oatmeal

Christmas Pageant

  • Sunday, December 5
  • When: 5:00 pm
  • Where: FPC!
  • What:
    Christmas Pageant for children-grade 12. Details to come…

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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