Children's Ministry at FPC

Discipleship Opportunities for Children
Discipleship opportunities for children are plentiful during the summer months.
All summer long, our elementary students are being challenged to complete the “Eat This Book” challenge. This journey through the New Testament will help children develop a discipline of reading, processing, and applying God's Word. The challenge is divided into weekly readings, with additional challenges along the way. Children can earn points for each challenge completed.  At the end of the challenge, prizes will be awarded to the 3 children who have earned the most points.  Our challenge began on April 9 and will conclude on September 10 – the first day of GRACE Place in the fall.

GRACE Place - our Sunday morning discipleship opportunity for children and youth in preschool through 8th grade does not meet during the summer months.  Join us again for GRACE Place on Sundays at 11 am, beginning on September 10, 2017. 

Wacky Wednesdays are for children in kindergarten to 4th grade. Wacky Wednesdays will take place on June 7, 14, 28 and July 5, 12, 26 from 1:30 – 4 pm. This summer, the children will be answering the question, “Does God still speak?”
“Go the Distance” Sports Camp is June 19 – 21, 9 am to 12:15 pm, at Columbine Park. This camp offers coaching and instruction in soccer, flag football, and cheerleading for children ages 6 - 12 and basketball, Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball for children ages 8 – 12.  Based on 2 Timothy 4:7-8, “Go The Distance” offers quality sports instruction, as well as Biblical teaching that campers can apply to sports and competition.   The registration fee is $60 for the first child in a family and $30 for each additional child. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Click the link in the banner above to print a registration form.

BASIC Elements Vacation Bible School is July 17 – 21 (5:15-8:30 pm) for kids in preschool through 6th grade. Kids will explore the world of science — from launching rockets to squishing slime — while walking through BASIC elements of faith — Believe, Ask, Serve, Impact, and Celebrate. Click the link in the banner above to register.

FIREPROOF is our ministry specifically for 5th and 6th graders and their friends. FIREPROOF does not meet regularly in the summer. Keep an eye on this page and our Facebook page for special activities all summer long!
Angels and Saints
This is our nursery program on Sunday mornings during the school year for children through age 5 during our 9:30 and 11:00 am services. The Nursery is staffed by a paid nursery assistant and volunteers who look forward to the time they get to spend with our church's children. There is also a preschool Sunday School for children ages 3-5 years old during the 11:00 am Traditional Service.

Safeguarding Your Children
First Presbyterian Church desires to be a safe place for all children who attend. We believe proactive steps can be taken to promote the safety of children and the volunteers who work with them. Therefore, we have adopted a prevention program to reduce the possibility of child abuse occuring in this church family.