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Christian Education


Proclaiming God's love, as revealed in Christ, through education to all generations.

 

Welcome!  Look here for opportunities to nurture your faith and the faith of your children.

Adult    Various opportunities for study and reflection are offered throughout the year. Topics will vary based on congregational need and leadership available. May include Bible study, devotions, movie discussions, theological themes. 

Nursery   
Our nursery provides safe and fun first experiences with coming to church for children 3 years old and younger. Childcare providers are available every Sunday during worship.  The Nursery is located on the lower level in the CE Building.

 Church School    First Presbyterian offers church school classes for children age 4 through 6th grade on Sunday mornings during the worship hour. Classes run from September through mid-June.

SoupKids

     Elementary students explore Old and New Testament stories of our faith using various mediums (art, drama, video, storytelling, games, etc.) Children start the morning in the sanctuary with their family at 10 a.m. and will leave together after the "children's time."
Click Here for the 2014-2015 Church School Registration Form

LazarusKids

A page for parents, "In Church School...," (sent home or in the bulletin) will identify specific stories and learning objectives to help facilitate family discussion.

•     The third Sunday of every month is Family Sunday.   Family Sundays provide the opportunity for families to worship together.  Although there is no church school this day, children are still learning.  It is important for your children to see you worship and for them to be able to participate with you in worship.  They learn that worship is something we do together!

Children and families are encouraged to volunteer to serve as usher, greeters and liturgists on Family Sunday.

•     Jr. High classes meet twice monthly and is student driven in regard to discussion topics. The Bible, what we believe, discipleship, Jesus, what other's believe and, if all of that wasn't tough enough, we may even tackle some tough questions.  When the class is not meeting, Jr. High students are encouraged to attend worship.
Click Here for the 2014-2015 Church School Registration Form

Confirmation     Ninth grade students are invited to participate in a student-mentor model of exploring various aspects of Christian faith and life as they prepare to confirm their faith in Jesus Christ and their relationship with the church.   Register in the Fall.  Sessions begin in January.

Youth Arts Encounter   A mid-week program for children K thru 6th and their families provides fun, fellowship and Christian conversation.  Two semesters (Fall & Spring) with eight theme based sessions which include: 
Homework & Quiet Games   3:15 – 4 p.m. 
Arts & Crafts, Music, Faith Discussions, Group Games    4 – 5:30 p.m.
Family Supper    5:30 – 6 p.m.

Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
~Ghandi
30-Hour Famine, Midnight Run, Maureen’s Haven, food drives, summer mission trips, dinners, movies, bowling, overnights – this group is changing their world and having fun doing it!

Children's Summer Programs

Vacation Bible School (July 2015)      A super fun one-week summer program for children ages 4 years old through 5th grade.   Engaging children in God’s Word through lessons, crafts, games and mission.  Opportunities for leadership for jr./sr. high students and adults.

S.S. Kids’ Club      On Sunday mornings during the summer, S.S. Kids Club provides  age appropriate activities to explore biblical concepts.  Led by adult and high school volunteers with pre-teens helping, children will enjoy stories, video, crafts or time on the playground. 
Please remember, at First Presbyterian your children are always welcome to stay with
you for the entire worship service. 
 Ages 4 years through 3rd grade.
 Older children are welcome if interested in participating or helping.