Infants and Toddlers
Both sides of our nursery are open from 10:45am to 12:30pm. Children ages birth - 18 months will enjoy playing and rocking with their caregiver in the infant nursery. We have an attached crib room for those infants who need to have their morning nap. Children ages 18 months to 3 years will have fun in the toddler nursery. They will have a light snack, play time, and hear Bible stories.
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.
Children’s Sunday School Classes
Children ages 3-Grade 5 join their families for the beginning of 11:00am worship, and exit the Sanctuary after the Children's Message. Their Sunday School teacher will meet them in the Narthex and walk them to their room. Please pick up children immediately after service. The last page of the bulletin lists our classroom numbers. In summer, we will all meet together in Room 210 for a lesson and snack, then head out to the playground if there is time.
Bucket Brigade Collection
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!
(Upcoming program year calendar will be added soon!)
August 30 - Family Ministries Picnic at Swinney Park! Come out to Swinney Park after the 11:00 am worship service (about 12:30). Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, and serviceware provided. Please bring a side dish to share. All families with children ages 0-18 are invited. Hope to see you there!
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 email@example.com.
Call Jennifer Shaw, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries at 426-7421 x127 for more information on any Children's Ministry events.