Children's Ministry

Leading children to be rooted in Jesus, to grow in His love, and to branch out to serve others.


Children in Worship

Worship plays a vital role in the discipleship of our children. We feel that attending worship as a family is the best way for children to learn about worship and its many facets. We encourage children aged 5 and older to participate regularly in worship with their families. Please look for the children’s worship bulletins in the back of each worship space. 


Childcare During Worship

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through age 5 may go to the nursery in Room E8 at any time. The nursery is staffed by both volunteers and paid nursery assistants. We provide care for newborns through age 5 during the 9:30 and 11 am worship services. 

 


2021-22 REGISTRATION FORM

  • wednesday night live

    The Fall session of Wednesday Night Live for kids in kindergarten to 4th grade will begin on October 13, and continues every Wednesday through November 17, from 6:30 – 8 pm, in Fellowship Hall.  Each week will include interactive Bible stories, games, crafts, fun, and fellowship geared specifically for our elementary age kids. Please email Tasha (tashahaley@firstpresgj.org) to let her know your child will be attending. 

  • fireproof

    FIREPROOF (5th and 6th grade) begins on September 8 in The Gathering Place and continues each Wednesday from 6:30 – 8 pm during the school year. This group is geared specifically to pre-teens and their friends. Each week’s activities feature high energy games, relevant Bible teaching, fun videos, and group discussion.  This year, we’ll be working our way chronologically through the Old Testament. This group also participates in our FIREPROOF Puppet Ministry. The puppet ministry plans and performs the children’s message for our Children’s Christmas Eve Service.


    Beginning October 3, FIREPROOF will also meet on Sunday mornings from

    11 am to noon in Room E-3.  


  • GRACE place

    Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School will meet in Room N-4 at 11 am on Sunday mornings.

     

    GRACE Place is our Sunday morning discipleship opportunity for children in 1st to 4th grade. We meet in the Gathering Place at 11 am. Why is it called GRACE Place?  G.R.A.C.E stands for “God Receives All Children Who Enter”.  During GRACE Place this fall, we will be learning about some of the stories Jesus told and why He told them.

     

    September 12              Parable of the Mustard Seed                           Matthew 13:32-32

    September 19              Parable of the Yeast                                         Matthew 13:33

    September 26             Parable of the Talents                                      Matthew 25:14-30

    October 3                    Parable of the Sower                                        Luke 8:5-8, 11-15

    October 10                   Parable of the Pearl                                          Matthew 13:45-46

    October 17                   Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders       Matthew 7:24-27

    October 24                  Parable of the Rich Fool                                  Luke 12:16-21

    October 31                   Parable of the Vineyard Workers                    Matthew 20:1-16

    November 7                Parable of the Lost (sheep, coin, son)             Luke 15:4-32

    November 14              Parable of the Sheep and Goats                      Matthew 25:31-46

    November 21              Parable of the Vine and Branches                   John 15:1-5

     



Upcoming childrens events

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