Children and youth

  Teaching Children

 

Sunday Activities for Children

Nursery

Sunday mornings for babies and toddlers from 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Childcare is available on the second floor of the church in our Child Development Center area.

Worship Workshop

Sunday mornings for ages 5 and older during the 8:30 a.m. MorningSong Service.
Children are present in the service and participate through art activities that enhance the morning’s message.

Music Program

Sunday mornings for elementary-age children 5 and up at 9:30–10:15 a.m.
Children gather for Bible stories, music, and activities involved with movement.

Weekday and Seasonal Activities for Children

Intergenerational Activities

Events around Holidays

For parents and children of all ages, we have several events throughout the year, some related to holidays. Examples include:

  • Family picnic
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Christmas caroling for families
  • Christmas pageant

Musical Storytime

Thursday mornings in four-week sessions.  Upcoming sessions will be announced.
Musical Storytime is a morning of gentle singing, movement, and story for young children together with their parents. We explore movement with song and instruments. Rhythm is part of the fun!

Activities for Tweens and Teens

God is doing amazing things in the lives of teens at First Presbyterian Church.

Sunday morning is having fun and being silly, encountering God in scripture, and leaning how to become more like Jesus. During 2017, in addition to Sunday morning programs, there are plans to start after-school gatherings for teens, giving them two weekly opportunities to grow in God’s  word, build Christ-centered relationships, and live their faith through fellowship, study, and service.

If you stop by the new youth space on the third floor of the church on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., you will find teens, ranging from ages 11 to 16, gathering, playing Clue, making angels for the Christmon tree, planning fundraisers and outings, and perhaps painting walls.  By 10 a.m. the group is ready to explore the Bible and talk about some of the difficult questions we all face as we strive to live lives as followers of Jesus.

Over the past several months, the Youth Connection group at the church has hosted a bake sale, met with the Mission and Social Justice group, painted the youth room, and made a significant contribution to the success of the Great Heritage – Bold Future Campaign.

Youth Connection plans to attend Youth Week at Ghost Ranch, June 25 through July 1.  Our teens will join others to explore the impact of Love Without Borders, Jesus’ radical invitation to reach out with outrageous love to care for our neighbors and for creation.  To help fund the retreat, Youth Connection is hosting an Open House and Silent Auction on Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the youth room.  The teens will greet guests, serve refreshments, and invite guests to participate in a silent auction and raffle.  Please consider supporting this effort by donating a treasure for the silent auction or a fun raffle item and by joining the festivities on May 21.

Our programs are open to all teens.  Please come join us, check us out, and find how Jesus can impact your lives.

Child Development Center

The church sponsors the Child Development Center weekdays for children ages twelve months to five years. Limited scholarships are available based on need.