Children are excited to meet God in a very kid way—with age-appropriate lessons, exciting and meaningful worship, and lots of play and joy. They love to see God at work in their lives through Sunday morning worship programs, a mid-week experience—Spark, and a summer VBS.
Children’s Ministries at First Pres are a blast, with fun opportunities that walk with kids on their faith journey through 5th Grade.
Nursery | Kids' Church, Age 2.5-K | Kids' Church, Grade 1-5
During worship on Sunday mornings, children love to take part in their own age-appropriate worship experience.
0 – 2 years old
The nursery shows our youngest kids God’s love and care that starts from birth. Children age 2 are encouraged to join the leaders for 20 minutes during the service where they can sing, play, and read the Bible. We have adapted the program to your child’s developmental stage.
Age 2.5- K
Here, kids love to discover God loves them, made them, and has a plan for them. They 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 Kids’ Church wouldn’t be complete without snack and a little play time squeezed in!
1st – 5th
Kids Church of 1st -5th is an upbeat worship experience where kids learn to live out their faith. Children start the morning in a group led by volunteers. They participate in energetic music, intentional teaching, and small groups for fun activities, prayer, and discussion.
This popular after-school program that takes place on Wednesdays throughout the school year. Students in 1st-5th grades gather for worship, small groups, and specials which include all kinds of fun games, activities, art projects and more. Through these weekly gatherings, children learn about God’s big love for them.
We are excited for another great year at Spark. 2022-2023 registration is now full. If you have any questions about Spark, please reach out to Kristen Symons.
Vacation Bible School
June 19-23 & 25, 2023 | 9-11:30am
First Pres Vacation Bible School 2023: Pirates of Glen Ellyn: Adventures Discovering God’s Plan at First Pres is a highlight of June. We invite all children in the community to join us this summer for a fun week learning about Jesus! VBS is for rising Kindergarten – 5th graders. Preschool VBS is offered for children who turn 4 before June 1, 2023. Cost: $50 per child. Scholarships available.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS –
*Only register your children attending – do not register yourself as the parent
*Enter the same email address you have used for other events in the past
VBS has reached its capacity. If you would like to add your child to the waitlist, we will contact you, if we are able to add more children by getting more volunteers.
Click here to put your child(ren) on the Kindergarten- 5th grade waitlist.
Click here to put your child(ren) on the Preschool waitlist.
Volunteer with us! Help make VBS an enriching experience for the children of our community by volunteering! Our biggest need is small group leaders who shepherd a small group of 10 kids through the program. Other roles are available too! For more info, please email David Profitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 20 | Volunteer luncheon 12pm-1:30pm, OR Zoom 7pm-8pm
April 23 | Student Volunteer Dinner 6pm-7pm
Camp Funner Summer 2023
August 1,2 & 3, 2023 | 9am-12pm
For kids entering 1st-5th
Sponsored by GECRC and First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn
Check here to register.
Director of Children’s Ministries
David leads Children’s Ministries at First Pres. He is passionate about creating playful, fun experiences for children to meet God and discover the work He is doing in their lives.
Associate Director of Children’s Ministries
Kristen works with David to lead and build out the robust Children’s Ministries programs. She wants all children to know that Jesus loves them everywhere, all the time.