KIDS AND FAMILIES
Sunday mornings at First Pres
We think attending church is an important part of developing faith in kids, which is why we have classes and activities every Sunday morning for children of all ages. Our primary goal is that the children who call First Pres home begin to know God, both in their hearts and minds, laying the foundation for a deeper faith to develop as they grow.
9:00am service - Sunday School
Nursery care for infants through 3-year-olds is provided starting at 8:45am.
Children age 4 through Grade 5 join their families for worship in the sanctuary with the congregation. After a brief Children's Message early in the service, children can meet their teachers in Fellowship Hall to transition to Sunday School.
Join other families in Herron Lounge, right outside Fellowship Hall and the coffee bar. This space is set up with activities for kids of all ages, giving their grown-ups a chance to talk and enjoy a cup of coffee.
10:42 service - Kids Connect
Nursery care for infants through 3-year-olds is provided starting at 10:30am.
Children age 4 and older join their families for worship in the sanctuary with the congregation. Children are invited to gather in the Chapel during the sermon, where they hear and play with their own lesson. Children rejoin their families in the sanctuary after the sermon to finish worshipping together.
Family Worship Sundays
Periodically we have special occasions (such as Communion Sundays) when we want children to more fully participate in the worship service. On those days, we don’t hold Sunday School as usual during the 9:00 hour. Instead we ask children to stay with their families until the sermon, when they join together outside the Sanctuary for a short lesson. They return to their families after the sermon to finish worshipping together.
Can't get here Sunday mornings?
We get it - family life is busy. Sometimes you may have other commitments on Sunday mornings and sometimes the best thing for your family is to stay home and rest. As parents, there are still plenty of things you can do at home to help your children explore and develop faith. Click the button below to sign up for Faith-ing Forward, a newsletter we send out about once a month with ideas and resources for your family to use to build faith at home, together, on your own time.
Other programs for kids at First Pres
Children’s Choir and More
For more information on our children’s choir program, click here.
Young Justice Builders Club
This program is designed for elementary-aged kids and their grown-ups to learn about the injustices of the world and consider, through the lens of their faith, how kids and people of all ages can respond.
We don’t just talk to our kids about loving their neighbors - we help them actually do it! Watch the bulletin and our weekly e-newsletter for information on periodic service projects for kids.
Vacation Bible School
The 2023 VBS program, Hero Hotline, will lead kids on an adventure through the Bible as we learn about how to love our neighbor through God’s grace and love. VBS will be offered as the Summer Sunday School program on Sunday mornings from 9 – 10 am, June 18 – July 30. The program is designed for children ages 4 years old through rising 6th graders. There is no pressure for children to attend every single Sunday (although we hope some will!). They are welcome to attend as their summer schedules allow. Please contact our Director of Faith Formation, Sara Pantazes, with any questions.
Need more info or have questions? Contact Sara Pantazes, our Director of Faith Formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church office by calling (610) 696-0554.