christian education for children

Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church provides diverse opportunities for spiritual growth and nourishment for all ages and stages of Christian faith. Wherever you or your family might be in your faith journey — there is a place for you!  Here’s a summary of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church:

"Let the little children come to me..." -Matthew 19:14

Infant and Nursery Care – The Nursery provides a comfortable, caring and safe environment for the youngest members of the church’s families and friends. Care for infants and toddlers from birth through age two is available during all worship services as well as for many other church events.

Godly Play – Godly Play is a worship and spiritual experience for children age three through first grade. Children begin worship with their families. After the “Children’s Prayer” with the pastor they go to the Godly Play room for a special worship experience just for them. Godly Play is led by a trained teacher during the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

Worship Bridge – Worship Bridge is a worship and spiritual experience for children in second through fifth grade. Children begin worship with their families at the 11:00 a.m. service. After the “Children’s Prayer” they go to the Worship Bridge Sanctuary to continue worshiping and learning about the scripture in age-appropriate ways. Later in the service the children return to sit with their families in the Sanctuary.  On Communion Sundays Worship Bridge children remain in the sanctuary to experience a full worship service with their family.

Sunday School in “The Ark” – The Ark for children age two through first grade sets sail at 9:30 a.m. The halls of the Ark on the first level of the church are filled with Alligators, Tigers, Monkeys, Doves and Kangaroos every Sunday! Mornings begin with singing together in Room 154. Afterwards the children are dismissed two-by-two to age-level classes led by dedicated teachers and mentors.

L.I.F.E. (Learning In Faithful Exploration) – L.I.F.E. is rotation model Sunday school for children in second through fifth grade. Children study and experience a single Bible lesson over a four-week period — using puppets and costumes in the drama room, investigating the story in the computer lab, creating a craft in the arts room, and watching a movie in the movie room. Children thrive using different learning modes and return excitedly each week to learn more! L.I.F.E. takes place at 9:30 a.m.  During Advent the children rehearse a special Christmas Pageant and present it in December.