Grow & Learn

Children and Families

Children’s Sunday School at FPC

11:30 on Sunday mornings

Children and Families VBS Kick-Off Sunday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m. on the Front Lawn

Contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for more information.

Vacation Bible School is Almost Here!

Monday, June 21– Thursday, June 24, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Yes, Vacation Bible School time is just about here and we are gearing up for a fabulous week of finding God’s lights of: Truth, Hope, Faith, Joy, and Love with our Discovery on Adventure Island curriculum. Vacation Bible School is a timeless faith formation tradition that has adapted to changes throughout the years to continue touching the hearts of children, youth and adults in many ways. Last year we switched to a virtual VBS that was vibrant and showcased our creative workshop leaders. This year, we will meet in person on the front lawn for our great adventure. We look forward to seeing children, youth, and adults here celebrating this time of faith and fellowship. If you have not registered your children or your grandchildren, you still can! Check out this link to hear the music and to sign up!

FPC Children and Family Ministry offers a foundation for spiritual formation, opportunities for worship leadership, experience serving others, and the resources to continue faith-filled conversations at home.  Infants through 5th graders and their families, from both our church and community, are invited to participate in all of our programs.

Join us Sundays, September-May at 9:45 a.m. Children experience age-appropriate Bible stories, engaging activities, missions, music and much more!  Tweens (defined as ages 10-12, but welcome to anyone who considers themselves a Tween) and scripture.

Seasonal Events

Seasonal events include Advent Workshop, Lenten Workshop, Easter butterfly release, Pentecost Party, Children’s Christmas service, Trunk-or-Treat, On-the-Go Faith Bags, Summer at the Movies, Mystery Day, and more. Seasonal activities vary annually.  Information is publicized via our newsletter, website, and Facebook.

Nursery Ministry

Our nursery is staffed by childcare professionals and volunteers in a safe and loving environment. Infants, toddlers, and Pre-K children enjoy a warm, welcoming space fully equipped with books, toys, music, and care essentials.  Using the Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum, children hear Bible stories and participate in activities in a space designed for their curiosity and learning through play.  For more information on our Nursery and Preschool Ministries, please click here.

Splash! Birth to Three Faith Formation

In our commitment to support and partner with families, we offer a special ministry to young families and their infant through 3 year old children:  Splash!, by Augsburg-Fortress Publishing.  At birth and one year, families receive a CD full of terrific music.  Monthly parent pages provide information and support to parents as they minister to their child’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development.

Worship and Sacrament Education for Kindergarten Children

Children Worship Too! is available for children and their parents each fall as children graduate from our nursery care into the sanctuary. Children and their families learn about worship in age-appropriate, hands-on ways that encourage children to become more engaged in worship.

Learning to Use My Bible

Learning to Use My Bible is a 5-week program for our 3rd grade children to introduce them to basics of using their Bibles. This engaging, age-appropriate class is an exciting experience full of games and activities that equip our children to confidently use their Bibles for a lifetime of study and worship. Personalized Bibles are presented to our 3rd graders during worship at the beginning of the program.

Contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright, M.A, C.C.E., Director of Christian Formation and Education, for more information about FPC Children and Family Ministry.