Christian Education for Children and Youth

 

Worship:
Jesus welcomed children and we do too!

All God’s children start off in worship on Sunday morning. Children 5th grade and younger are invited to leave after Brandy’s Front Row Moment for Sunday school.

Children are welcome at God’s table and return to worship on 1st Sundays for Communion.

Intergenerational worship services are planned throughout the school year.

Childcare for toddlers and infants is available in the nursery. See below for the Church's Child Care Policy.

For current and upcoming programs see the Christian Education calendar.

Music Programs:

Under the direction of Mary Ann Kershaw. Children and youth sing and play instrumental pieces at various times throughout the year.

Children’s music meets 11:00am-11:30am on Sunday mornings
Youth meet as needed to prepare for special performances.

A very short video of the children singing is available.

Sunday School:

Classes are held upstairs. Teachers and helpers undergo background checking as required by our Safe Church Policy.

Preschool-1st grade and 2nd-5th grade classes meet at 10:15. Whirl from Spark House is our lectionary based curriculum. Click here for a sample video for our preK-1st grade curriculum.
For a sample video for our 2nd-5th grade curriculum click here.

6th-12th grade youth class is held following worship. Our youth curriculum is Collaborate from Spark House.


 

Friday Night Hangout: Gathering of children K-5th grade on 1st Fridays of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Locations vary between our church and First United Methodist church.

Youth Group: 6th-8th grade gathers on the 4th Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 9th - 12th graders gather on the 4th Sunday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Additional activities are planned throughout the month.


In order to participate in offsite youth events a medical release form need to be on file. These need to be renewed annually as they are only good for one school year. To download a Youth Medical Form click here

First Church has a new publicity consent form. It is also good for one school year. To download a Publicity Consent form click here.

The First Church Child Care Policy is avaliable here in pdf form.