Join us at Children's Ministries!
Your children will love the exciting, meaningful Children's Ministry at First Pres. Our programs work together to help kids to know and understand God's incredible love for them. We offer Sunday worship experiences for all ages, a mid-week program called Spark, and Vacation Bible School that kids look forward to all year.
Birth through 5th grade
During the school year at First Pres, we offer exciting worship experiences for children 2 years old and up, called Inspire Jr., Inspire, and Ignite.
NURSERY (0-2 years old). The nursery cares for our youngest kids, showing them God’s love and care from an early age! Children age 2 are encouraged to join the leaders in the connecting room for 20 minutes during the service where they can take part in Inspire Jr. We sing, play and read Bible stories with toddlers adapting the program to your child’s developmental stage.
INSPIRE (Age 3-K). Inspire helps kids discover God loves them, made them, and has a plan for them! Kids hear an exciting story from the Bible, sing high energy songs with big motions, do fun activities and circle up for prayer time. And of course Inspire wouldn’t be complete without snack and a little play time squeezed in!
IGNITE (1st-5th) Ignite is an upbeat worship experience where kids learn to live out their faith! At Ignite kids start the morning with friends in a small group led by volunteers. They experience the program in this group as they participate in energetic music, intentional teaching, fun activities, prayer and discussion. Kids will also take part in the First Pres. worship services frequently through the year.
Inspire & Ignite resume August 27, 2017.
1st through 5th grade
SPARK (1st-5th grade) — Spark is a fantastic after school program for kids 1st through 5th grade. It takes place each Wednesday from 3:45pm-5:30pm. Spark is open to all children in the community—it’s a great place for kids to learn and make friends.
Spark offers kids a wide variety of elective sessions to explore interests and small groups to learn about the teachings of Jesus. Examples of electives include Music, Art, Cooking, Sports (led by Victory Sports), Computer Tear Apart, Video Production, Team Building, and Creative Games (led by Victory Sports) and others all led by wonderful volunteers.
Volunteers make Spark a wonderful place for kids and ensure your child enjoys every moment. Spark is a volunteer-led program. We rely on parents to help make it possible.
Age 4 through 5th Grade
June 18-22, 2018, 9:30am-12pm and June 24, 2018, 10am to noon. Children are invited to join us for a week-long adventure each summer! Our time together at Vacation Bible School is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences—crafty projects, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the activities that help build our faith foundation! On Sunday, families are invited to join us at our VBS Closing Ceremony. Click here to register for VBS!