...but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." - Matthew 19:14
Every child of God is welcome at FPC, and we have a place for all of Jesus' young disciples. On Sunday mornings, infants birth through three are cared for in the nursery. Children pre-K through 5th grade can attend Sunday School, hear a special children's message in worship, and go to Children's Worship while their parents are in the sanctuary. Our Sunday School classes have used the workshop rotation model and Young Children and Worship to give young disciples a hands-on experience of faith. Our staff and volunteers work hard to provide a loving, enjoyable learning environment for all!
There are many other fun ways for kids to participate at FPC throughout the year. Keep an eye on the home page and calendar for announcements about the following:
Easter Egg Hunt - In spring we hold an Easter Egg Hunt open to the whole community. Kids have a great time exploring the church grounds looking for eggs and we follow up with refreshments, fellowship, and photo ops!
Vacation Bible School - Every summer the church provides a weeklong VBS in the evenings for kids of all ages! Meals, games, music, and Bible stories are all oriented around a fun theme for the week. It's always one of the liveliest events around here, as kids from all over the community get together with our volunteer leaders and have a blast!
Operation Christmas Child - Prior to Advent, FPC children and youth collect toys and items to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They pack the boxes, gift wrap them and pray for the children worldwide that will receive the boxes for Christmas. This is a time of sharing the joy of the Christmas season with those less fortunate.