The Crib & Crawl is for youngsters 6 weeks up to 3 years of age. Beginning in the fall of 2017, First Presbyterian is excited to offer a new program for early childhood faith formation called Frolic. The program was developed by Sparkhouse, a publisher of faith formation resources for children, youth, and families. The goal of the program is to support you, the parent(s), in helping your young children take their first steps of faith.
My Father’s House
My Father’s House is a program for children in preschool through 8th grade. Kids and youth learn the truth about who God is and who they are because of God. The goal is to partner with parents to lead the next generation to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Loving teachers and assistants will work and play alongside your child as they explore the stories of our faith and learn to live their faith at home and at school.
Children’s classes meet at 10:30 a.m. each week, mid-September through mid-June.
The Children’s Curriculum is based on the Rotation Model of Christian Education. If you are familiar with “Learning Centers” in school then you will recognize the rotation model. In addition to the curriculum, children are involved in mission projects that raise awareness of people in need.
Children are encouraged to participate in worship. The liturgy is structured such that children may participate in singing, prayer, and offering their gifts to God. There is also a time for them to receive a special message from the pastor before leaving for their classrooms. Several Sundays during the year, children are invited to participate in the sacrament of Communion with their parents as well as participate in worship through the leading of prayers, music and reading scripture.
During the summer, First Presbyterian, in conjunction with Camp Johnsonburg, offers a weeklong Summer Bible Camp (a.k.a. Vacation Bible School). Camp is held from 9 am until 3 pm and includes, worship, small groups, games and sports, arts and crafts, music and so much more. For more information about the date and to hold a space for your child, click here.