Our ministries for children and their families offer an active and dynamic time from ages birth through 5th grade. Children’s Ministries are staffed by well-trained volunteer teachers who bring engaging, creative energy to their classrooms. Children and their families from our church and community are invited to participate in any of our children’s ministry programs.

We believe it is our mission to provide opportunities of Christian growth for children and their families by nurturing
their personal relationship with Jesus Christ through education, service to others, and fellowship.

Keep an eye out for programs designed for all ages such as fellowship events, movie nights, Vacation Bible School, Parent’s Night Out, egg hunts and much more throughout the year. Our children’s programming is integrated into all other arms of our ministries in order to gather as a church family.
We are excited you are here and look forward to getting to know you better. As we consider ministry to children and their families to be an essential part of our overall mission, should you have any questions about Christian Education programs or ways to get involved in the life of the church please reach out to Britany any time at britany@firstprez.com.
Children & Worship
Children of all ages are welcome in worship! We embrace the wonder and energy that children bring to a worship service. We encourage families with young children to sit in the front rows so children can see, hear and experience worship up close. Worship bags with activity sheets and manipulatives are available to help make a child’s worship experience more meaningful. Just before the sermon, children gather near the front for a special moment with the pastor to explore the morning’s scripture.
Children’s Church – 11 am
  • Immediately following the Time for Children in the 11 am service, elementary-aged children and under are taken to the Nursery Wing by an adult volunteer for learning and fun.
    Children’s Church is offered Mid-August-June.
Nursery Vision
We believe that we have the opportunity to nurture and cultivate the seeds of God’s love in each child.  We seek to provide a loving, safe, Christian atmosphere for the youngest members of God’s family.   We provide a learning environment where children can begin a lifelong walk with God through hands-on activities, Bible stories, creative play, and sensory learning.   We strive to be an example of God’s love for all children in our care.
Childcare for infants through PreK 4 is available every Sunday morning from 8:45am – 12:15pm. Throughout the morning Bible lessons for these children come from an innovative curriculum, which focuses on helping the children discover and grow in their faith through the use of creative, interactive and age-specific experiences to encourage children to live with faith in God. 
Please know that children are always welcome in the worship service at any time.
Upon arrival to the nursery wing, you will be asked to check in, label any personal belongings, and make sure there is an Emergency Information card on file. Our nursery is staffed by paid, experienced, and loving caregivers. 
Childcare is also offered for special worship services and key events outside of Sunday morning.
Sunday Evening: Kingdom Kidz
Christian Education Program:
Bible Study, Mission Projects, Music and Dinner!
Children PreK 3 to 5th grade enjoys a chance to engage and connect through community, bible and praise! Adult volunteer and staff leaders guide children through an age appropriate rotation of Bible and Children’s Choir. It’s great fun, and all are truly welcome! If this is your first time coming please let us know by registering here.
First Prez Kingdom Kidz Bible – Ages 3 to Kindergarten
Frolic Preschool allows preschoolers and kindergartners to explore faith concepts the way they know best – through play! It features age-appropriate play spaces, prayers, storytelling, music and rituals. “Bring faith concepts to life at their level.”
First Prez Kingdom Kidz Bible – 1st to 5th grade
Using Old Testament stories about famous people from the past, we will explore how God wants us to live today. Some of our activities will include Legos, games, short videos and crafts.
Kingdom Kids Music
Handchimes, rhythm instruments and more! Musical instruction and games. Children are in two groups: Pre-K 3 to Kindergarten and 1st to 5th grade.
Participating in music ministry encourages children to bond together in praising the Lord. They singing together, learn to read music, play instruments and games!  The Children’s Choir sings in worship at various times through the year, including a special day in the spring where children will lead the entire worship service on Children’s Sunday.
Sunday School – 10 a.m.
Christian education is a priority at First Presbyterian, and Sunday school classes are one of the ways we nurture faith within our children to instill the knowledge and love of God through scripture stories and activities.    
Sunday School is offered for all ages from 10:00-10:45am

Nursery Ministry – Birth to 2 years old
Location: Nursery
The nursery is an intentional ministry using faith development resources, including mini lessons, faith development posters and music. Frolic Nursery is a curriculum based on early childhood best practices to help your little ones to take little steps to big faith – starting at birth. It helps equip leaders to nurture faith in many ways – through storytelling, prayers and music.

Preschool Sunday School – Ages 3 to 5 years old
Location: Nursery
Frolic Preschool allows preschoolers and kindergartners to explore faith concepts the way they know best – through play! It features age-appropriate play spaces, prayers, storytelling, music and rituals. “Bring faith concepts to life at their level.”

Children Sunday School – Kindergarten through 5th grade
Location: Upstairs Classroom
Children see God’s grace in the biblical narrative and in our world today. They gather in God’s grace to respond in gratitude, love and service. Age-appropriate opportunities allow for responses of gratitude through Claiming, Celebrating, Praying and Offering.

“Jesus tells us to become like a child in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Children come to us with a sense of wonder that is a necessary component of faith.
It is our job as parents and teachers to nurture that wonder while adding to it an understanding of who God is, and how much God loves them.”