Children and Families
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. Using Deep Blue: At Home with God, 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) dive into Submerge – a Bible study to help creatively engage with faith.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is offered each summer. We invite the children of our church and community to an incredible week of Bible stories, arts and crafts, music, recreation and discovery. Children 3 years through 5th grade graduates are invited to join us for a week of learning and growing in Christ together. In addition to the VBS fun, our 4th and 5th graders participate in “Mission Mania” local hands-on mission and community building.
Contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright, M.A, C.C.E., Director of Christian Formation and Education, for more information about FPC Children and Family Ministry.