Children


Ministries with Children 


Sunday School for Children – 9:40 to 10:40 every Sunday Morning.  Click here for current brochure!

Nursery
Childcare. for infants through age 3 is available every Sunday morning from 8:45 - 12:15 and for most worship services and key events outside of Sunday morning. Our paid staff of caregivers are both CPR and pediatric first-aid trained. Children are always welcome in the worship service anytime.

Wee Kirk
A special children's church for three, four and five-year-olds and Kindergartners is held in the preschool during part of the 11 a.m. worship service. Children are invited by one of the pastors after the Scripture Reading for the Moment for Children and leave after a prayer. They are returned to the church during the last hymn. Children are always welcome to stay in church.

Junior Kirk
"Small Church" service for first through second graders during part of the 11 a.m. worship service most Sundays September - May is for children whose parents want them to learn how to participate in worship. Children are always welcome to stay in the service and learn that way too.

Acolyte Training
Available for third, fourth and fifth graders anytime. One training is offered in the fall, but can be arranged anytime during the year. Two children bring the light of Christ into our 11:00 worship service most Sundays. During the final hymn, they retire the light, bringing Christ’s light out into the world.

Kids of the Covenant
Fourth and Fifth Graders meet twice a month following the 11:00 service to share a parent-provided lunch, followed by planned activities, including fun service projects. This ministry with ‘tweens is an excellent preparation for youth ministries beginning in 6th grade. (KOC does not meet in the summer.)

Easter Egg Hunt – Traditionally the day before Easter children and families are invited to a Pancake Breakfast followed by a story and egg hunt. Children and families from the community are especially welcome to join us.

Vacation Bible School
During the summer children, youth and adults are invited to come together over four evenings to share a simple meal and participate in biblically-based fun opportunities. In addition to bible themes, there is art, games, drama, music and movement. (See the Vacation Bible School message on the church web home page for current dates and theme.) Children and families from the community are especially welcome to join us.

Trunk or Treat – Each year on the Wednesday evening that precedes Halloween children and families are invited to trunk or treat in the church parking lot. Members of the church decorate their car trunks and give out candy. Children and families from the community are especially welcome to join us.

Christmas Pageant – Each year during Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) children preK through 5th grade are invited to participate in a pageant. Both speaking and non-speaking parts are always available. Rehearsals are kept to a minimum to accommodate busy schedule.

For information contact Kristina Gilbert at 884-2248 ext 22 or kristina@firstpreshp.org