Summer Vacation Bible School
Each summer, children gather for one week in June for Vacation Bible School. This normally begins with a church wide picnic on Sunday afternoon and continues through Wednesday. Bible School is in the evening because so many of the members who teach and the parents of the children work during the day.
Sunday Morning Classes
Sunday School classes for children are provided for infants through 5th graders. These children discover the lessons of the Bible and learn the importance of following the teachings of Jesus. All children’s classes are located on Floor 2 in the Children’s Area (across from the Fellowship Hall.
Church school classes and childcare are available for all ages, from crib nursery through Fifth Grade. Child care is available from
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. All Children’s classes are located on Floor 2 in the Children’s Area across from the Fellowship Hall. The
nursery is located across from the Children’s Courtyard.
Crib Nursery and Toddlers
Babies are cuddled and toddlers are nurtured by loving volunteer church members.
Older Two, Three and Four Year Olds
Mr. Raymond, along with Ms. Sherry teach children the basic stories of Jesus and show them Jesus’ love for them. Mr. Raymond’s personal philosophy on teaching children is to “teach them about Jesus before they can remember never knowing about him.”
Kindergarten and Five Year Olds
Ms. Rachel and her assistants have teamed up for many years to teach these children as they begin school. Hands-on activities related to the scriptures are a big part of this class, as is Christian fellowship. The class learns about love every week. They also focus on the week’s lectionary.
First and Second Grade
Ms. Jane Armstrong, Ms. Elizabeth, and Ms. Sallee have been teaching this class together for over 10 years. In here children sing each week and learn of the twelve disciples and that Jesus has called us to do the same. Children learn that “the church is the people.” Ms. Jane and Ms. Elizabeth’s lessons remain in the hearts and minds of her students for their lifetime.
Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade
Ms. Sharon and Ms. Marie have been teaching this class together for over ten years. Each week children sing and learn the Ten Commandments, the books of the Bible, and sing hymns out of the Presbyterian hymnal. Children in this class begin to understand what it really means to call ourselves Christians and the way we must live differently as followers of Jesus. They also learn about missions and how to support those who serve God in other countries.
Wednesday Night Programs
This is a program that works to teach our children about reformed worship as well as preparing them to lead in worship at various times through the year. Children learn Bible stories, play games and learn songs.
6:30pm to 7:30pm – Pre-school Program
6:15pm to 7:30pm – Children’s Programs
Pre-Teen Retreat at Camp John Knox
Join First Presbyterian Church Saturday, September 14th through Sunday, September 15th for a retreat just for children in 4th and 5th grade! This is a fun retreat that focuses on engaging children in this age group in activities that help them learn about God and connect with other pre-teens in our church’s presbytery/region! If you are interested in sending your child on this retreat, click the link for “Pre Teen Release” for a registration form and info flyer. There are also copies of each in the Children’s area of the church located across from the fellowship hall and commons area. We look forward to this weekend every year and would love for your son or daughter to come with us! If you still have questions, please contact Alex McGavic at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here: Pre Teen Release