Sunday School for Children

On Rally Day, September 12, we will resume in-person Sunday school classes for all ages. Click here to register your child(ren) for Sunday School.

This year we are using a New Curriculum from Spark House Publications. The materials capture the imagination of our children and youth with illustrated retellings of Bible stories, videos that blend humor with life application, engaging hands-on activities, and challenging, thought-provoking discussions.

Children’s classes are located on the 2nd floor except for the nursery which is conveniently on the 1st floor.

Ages 2: room 211 Teachers Judy Miskimmin and Susan Bowman will introduce our “Terrific twos” to Bible stories through play and teaching activities. Children learn how they are never too small to help others and make a big difference. Bringing in food & placing items in donation baskets is one way they learn to put their faith in action.

Ages 3-4: room 212 Teachers: Whitney Lee, Chandler and Diana Fulton, John and Alex Bain, and Lindsey Braidwood will team up to engage our 3 and 4-year-old children in Bible stories through thoughtful play and hands-on activities.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade: room 214 Teachers are Cathy Redwood, Kim Schultz, Kim and Scott Hartin, and Tara Berger. Children will delight in the colorful Spark Story Bible, along with purposeful and fun activities that help them explore our faith.

Second and Third Grade: room 228 Teachers Dawn Finguerra, Kendall Mager, Jeff Nelson, and Hunter Frischkorn will help our children explore their new Bibles which were presented to them by their parents and church family. Their new study is part of Spark’s “Holy Moly” curriculum. The videos are fun and challenging and questions are always encouraged as they explore the sacred stories and discover the “Aha” life lessons for themselves today.

Fourth and Fifth Grade: room 215 Teachers Liz and Sel Harris will invite the parents of their students to join in the teaching this year, and together will work to grow our late elementary-aged kids’ interest in their faith. Using “Connect studies,” they will be engaged in God’s story through quirky videos and hands-on activities. Using the Connect Bibles, kids will read, highlight, and sketch as they search for passages that relate to the lesson theme. They will be challenged to create, collaborate and connect biblical themes with their own lives

Summer Wonders of Worship 2021

Wonders of Worship for children ages 4 yrs. – 2nd grade is offered during the 8:30 and 11:00am services. Children are invited to attend the worship service and stay through the Spirit box, a children’s time with Pastor DeeDee. Afterwards, children are escorted to the Fellowship Hall and sometimes outside for activities. Ms. Belinda leads music (instrumental until we’re able to sing together again) and Ms. Jacqui engages children in Biblical storytelling, fun learning activities and times of wondering and worship. Wearing masks and social distancing are required for participation. Make sure your family signs up for worship and we will do the rest in welcoming our children.

*Nursery is provided for the youngest of children and infants. Please sign up your children when your family registers for worship so we can keep our numbers to 10 or less with three professional caregivers.

 

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Early Childcare Ministries

Children are valued at First Presbyterian Church.

Childcare is available on Sunday mornings for infants in our professionally staffed nursery located on the first floor of the education building and for toddlers (through age three) in room 144.

We provide pagers to parents so they can be contacted while they worship.

  • Nursery Times & information
  • Infant Nursery – Room 131 – for babies up to 24 months. Open 8:30 a.m. – noon.Toddler Nursery – Room 211
    For children ages two and three available during the 8:30a.m. and 11:00a.m.Worship services. Both are served by professional staff.
    We offer a warm and safe atmosphere in our nursery for children to learn, live and grow in our Christian faith from the moment of birth. Parents may watch their child’s interaction through a one-way window in the hall outside room 131.
  • Nursery Times & information
    Infant Nursery – Room 131 – for babies up to 24 months. Open 8:30 a.m. – noon.Rock-a-Bye Babies and Waddler’s Ministry provides opportunities for children to be loved and nurtured by trained childcare givers and volunteers.We offer a warm and safe atmosphere in our nursery for children to learn, live and grow in our Christian faith from the moment of birth. Parents may watch their child’s interaction through a one way window in the hall outside room 131.Toddler Nursery – Room 144For children ages two and three available during the 8:30a.m. and 11:00a.m.Worship services. Both are served by professional staff.Questions? Contact Jacqui Horton at Jacqui@firstpresvb.org

Parents & Family

Church is a welcoming place for families to learn and grow together through faith enrichment ministries. Whether families worship on Sunday mornings or fellowship and learn through events like Advent Workshop or a talent show, a variety of ages coming together create that warm feeling called Church family.

Sunday School classes offer individuals Christian educational opportunities that appeal to children and youth in age-appropriate classes. Adults can choose traditional or discussion-oriented Bible studies or topical classes like Sacred Parenting for adults.

More than ever we also need your help. If you are interested in volunteering to help us with Sunday school for our children, please contact Jacqui Horton at Jacqui@firstpresvb.org.