Children's Ministry at FPC

Advent Wreath Kits

To celebrate the Christmas season, we put together some Advent wreath kits for our families. The kit includes all the materials you need to make your own Advent wreath, an Advent devotional, and instructions for a fun Nativity Scavenger Hunt you can do at home. The kits are available at all 3 services or you can pick one up at the front entrance of the church any time. If you need us to deliver one to you, just let us know. 
 


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 age 5 and older to participate regularly in worship with their families – either in person or on-line.
 

Discipleship Opportunities for Children

GRACE Place is our Sunday morning discipleship opportunity for children in kindergarten to 4th grade. Why is it called GRACE Place?  G.R.A.C.E stands for “God Receives All Children Who Enter”. 

GRACE Place is going to look a little different this school year. We will be working with a “hybrid” model. There is an “in-person” option at 11 am on Sunday mornings and is limited to 15 children. If you plan to attend in person GRACE Place, please remember,
 to register for the 11 am service.

An identical lesson will also be available at the conclusion of each Sunday’s on-line worship service and individually on our website for at home viewing. Discussion questions and family activities will be emailed to families each week for home discipleship. Please email Janet at kidsministry@firstpresgj.org to be added to the mailing list.
 
During GRACE Place this year, we will be taking a “Journey Through the Bible”. This will be a chronological journey to help our kids see the whole story of God’s love and grace and to find their place in that story.

 

FIREPROOF (5th and 6th grade) will hopefully resume in January depending on COVID-19 guidelines.

Nursery Care
 

The Nursery is for children ages 3 and under and is staffed by paid nursery staff, assisted by volunteers. We provide care for newborns through age 3 during the 9 and 11 am worship services. There is also a cry room available for families and children in both worship spaces.
 

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.

Contact Janet Young (970-242-1923 or kidsministry@firstpresgj.org) or Tasha Haley (970-242-1923 or tashahaley@firstpresgj.org) if you have any questions.