To partner with families in building a biblical foundation for spiritual growth leading to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Children are an important part of First Presbyterian Church. We partner with families to provide nurturing, meaningful, and enjoyable experiences through which each child can learn of God's love.
Have you ever considered joining the First Presbyterian Children's Ministry volunteer team? We need lots of hands to love and teach our little ones. Here are some children's programs that you can get involved with: Sunday school (Sundays 10:00-10:50), Centerpoint Kids Program (Wednesday nights 6:00-7:15 pm), Sunday Night Kids Club (Sunday nights 6:00-7:15), and Children's Church (Sunday Mornings during the 11:15 am service). Click here to sign-up to volunteer in the Children's Ministry!
Nursery is offered for infants-3 years old during the 8:30am service, the 10:00am Sunday School hour, the 11:15am service and the 6:00pm service.
Children's Sunday School classes for infant-5th grade meet at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. Have you ever considered joining the First Presbyterian Children's Sunday school team? We need lots of hands to love and teach our little ones. Here are some ways that you can get involved: Summer Sunday school teacher (June-August 14), Sunday school teacher school year starting in the fall (August 21), Sunday school helper or Sunday school substitute. Sign up to volunteer as a Children's Sunday School teacher or helper here.
Sunday School Dismissal Policy and Online Form
Please take note of the children’s Sunday school dismissal procedures put into place by the Christian Growth and Nurture committee:
-All children birth through three years-old must be picked up by a parent.
-All children K4-4th grade may be picked up by a sibling who is 5th grade or older without a written permission form.
-If a parent would like to give permission for a child to be picked up by a sibling who is younger than 5th grade or for a 3rd-4th grader to leave on their own, they must fill out a permission form.
For your convenience, we have put this dismissal permission form online. Even if you have filled out a dismissal form in the past, we will need an online updated form for our records. Please click here to fill out the form.
Children join a pastor at the front of the church during the 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. worship services for a sermon and prayer.
K4 and K5 children are dismissed from the 11:15 a.m. worship service following the Doxology. Teachers meet them in the narthex and accompany the children to the Education Building Room 103 for a lesson. Parents pickup their children in Room 103 after the service.
Sunday Night Kids Club
1st – 5th grade children are dismissed from the 6:00 p.m. worship service after the children's sermon. Children will have a large group music and Bible lesson time with a small group activity. Club meets in the Education Building Room 212 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. from September through May.
Nursery and programs for children infant-5th grade take place on Wednesday evenings during Centerpoint. They meet in the Education Building following dinner.
This outdoor scouting program is for boys 1st through 12th grade. Troops meet August through April. For more information contact Ed Schooler at [email protected]
American Heritage Girls
Units for girls K5-12th grade, meet twice a month late August to April. This scouting program seeks to "Build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country". For more information contact Tracy Taylor at [email protected]
The Children's Library
Our children’s library provides books, DVDs, and CDs for children and youth. The children’s library is located in Education Room 101.
Kids @ First
Monthly newsletter mailed to 1st-5th graders.
Children's Worship Bulletins
Self-serve racks in the narthex hold bulletins for Beginning Readers and Readers. Bulletins provide activities that support the scripture passage and sermon topic.