Infants and Toddlers
Our youngest friends can be checked in to the nurseries from 9:45 - 12:30. We have two nurseries, a 0-18 month nursery, and a 19-35 month nursery. When you check in you will receipt a security tag that matches one placed on your diaper bag that must be presented upon pick up. For security reasons and to help keep our nursery atmsphere calm, we ask that parents drop their children off at the door of the nurseries.
We have a 'Mother's Room' off of Room 101 to afford those nursing or needing some quiet time with their infant a little privacy.
10:00-10:45 Education Hour
Children meet in Room 210 for fine arts programming.
Sept 13 - Dec 6 = Children's Drama
Jan 10 - March 20 = Children's Music
April 10 - May 22 = Children's Art
Children's Sunday School
Children ages 3 and up begin in worship with their families. There are children's worship bags as you enter the Sanctuary. Partway into the service, our children will be invited to the front for the Children's Message. After this, they will walk out to the Narthex where their Sunday School teachers will meet them. You do not need to leave service with them, but are certainly welcome to. Immediately after the service, please pick up your children in their Sunday School rooms first, then any children from the nursery.
Age 3 - K= Room 205
Grades 1 - 3 = Room 207
Grades 4-5 = Room 210
The curriculum we use in our Sunday School classes is called Whirl!. Everyone studies the same Bible focus text in an age-appropriate way.
Bucket Brigade: The third Sunday of every month children pass buckets through the congregation at the 11:00am worship service collecting money for church hunger relief missions. One of the missions the bucket money supports is World Vision International. The children adopted a 10-year-old Kenyan boy named Njoroge Peterson through World Vision five years ago. The children often write to Njorge and send him little surprise packages. The children love to receive their special mail back from Africa!
Angel Tree: The children choose a family of siblings off our church angel tree to bless at Christmas. We shop for their gifts, wrap them, and deliver them together. What a great opportunity to teach our children about the real spirit of Christmas!
Salvation Army Kettle Bell: We ring the bell by the red bucket each December. Families are encouraged to sign up to serve together.
Operation Christmas Child: Each year Children's Ministries collects shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse. These shoeboxes are delivered to children around the world, showing them the love of Jesus and hopefully sparking a new relationship with Christ.
Oct 25 - Nov 8 - Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection
Nov 22 - Bake Sale Fundraiser
Dec 1 - Salvation Army red kettle bell ringing
Dec 13 - Children's Christmas Program
Additional Ministries supported by the Children's Program:
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Program begins its second year at FPC on September 15. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Whether you're urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, adoptive, special-needs, single or married, MOPS is for you! Moms and their children (childcare offered) meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month 9:30 – 11:30am during the school year. The cost is $85 for the program year and includes MOPS International membership, all materials, and childcare for your children during meetings. If you are interested in joining or want to learn more, please contact Lauren Knoop at (317) 730-3988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Jennifer Shaw, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries at 426-7421 x127 for more information on any Children's Ministry events.