Children’s Education

Child Praying

Preschool Sunday School is offered each Sunday from 10:00-10:50 a.m., between Labor Day and Memorial Day.  Age appropriate curriculum is taught to children three and four years old (birthday cut-off date for three year olds is like public schools, August 31) by parent volunteers.  Each Sunday there is also plenty of time for play and a snack.

Sunday School serves children kindergarten through fifth grade on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:50 a.m.  Children gather for a large group opening followed by different “workshops” each week.  The Rotation model is based in multiple intelligence theory and teaches the children the same Bible story from a variety of different perspectives over four weeks: art, drama, cooking, movie, bible discovery, science, and more.

Children’s Worship and Wonder is offered for children three- second grade during both the 9:00 contemporary worship service and the 11:00 traditional service (10:00 in the summer). This Montessori based worship education curriculum enables the children to experience God while learning the stories of God’s work in the world.

Second Grade Preparation for Worship Classes are offered each spring for second graders (and older children who may have missed the class in second grade) and their parents or guardians.  Children learn why and how we worship God, the meaning of the sacraments, and begin to explore their own expressions of faith.

Camp Discover is a fun journey of bible discovery, singing, games, art projects, storytelling, and more.  Each summer rising four year olds through rising fifth graders are invited to join youth and adult volunteers for a fantastic camp adventure.

Special Events– Throughout the year First Presbyterian offers special opportunities for children of all ages to learn and grow in their faith.  The annual Christmas pageant, at the early Christmas Eve service, is a great way for children age three-fifth grade to experience the Christmas story.  On the first Sunday of Advent each year children and their families are invited to attend the Advent Festival where they learn about preparing for the Christ child through crafts and mission projects.

First Presbyterian Church cares about children. Volunteers working with children and youth submit to a background check through Safe Gatherings. For more information and to obtain the link to view the training and submit the background check application, visit the Member Page of this website, or email Anna Martin, or Amy OsborneRead our Child Protection Policy here. 

Please visit the Member Page to sign up to help out with Worship and Wonder or Sunday school!