Here at First Church, children are a priority. We host many opportunities for children to play, connect with others, and learn about Jesus. All volunteers who help with children’s ministries have their Safe Sanctuaries Clearances.
VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Children are encouraged to follow along to the guide and videos for an age-friendly Bible lesson.
July 19 – The Widow’s Offering (Mark 12:38-44)
Jesus teaches and warns of religious leaders who do not do as they should. Jesus then observes how people gave offering in the temple treasury. He saw a widow give a small offering (2 small copper coins worth only a few cents). Jesus told his disciples that the widow gave generously because she gave all that she had.
July 26 – Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79)
Elizabeth and Zechariah wanted to have a child but for many long years they were unable. After their son was born, Zechariah was still unable to speak because of his disbelief. When Elizabeth stated the baby will be called John, Zechariah wrote down that his name was to be John (later know as John the Baptist ). Zechariah could speak and was filled with the Holy Spirit. He praise God!
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS
Beginning July 3, we are starting a new weekly video series called Love Your Neighbors. It will be shared on the First Church Children’s Ministry Facebook Page. Each video offers conversation about topics arising in our culture today and opportunities to put your faith into action. We will be using Scripture to help us understand what it means to live out the commandment that Jesus taught us in Mark 12:31. Be on the lookout for new videos every Friday! You can also find the whole series here.
STEM-B-U is a hands-on bible lesson using STEM activities that kids 5th grade and younger and volunteers do together via ZOOM and ties in a Bible (B) Understanding (U). If you have any questions or would like the ZOOM link, please contact Angie Tobias at [email protected].
This is a resource for families with children and students at home. It utilizes streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney + to join families together watching a movie and then provides insight into biblical truths that can be learned from the story. You may find all the PDFs for each week available below. There are discussion questions for both children and students, and an action step to accompany the weekly focus. Our hope is to equip parents to continue discipling their own children in a way that is relevant and engaging.
- Week 1: Mary Poppins Returns (Streaming on Netflix)
- Week 2: Incredibles 2 (Streaming on Netflix)
- Week 3: Sherlock Gnomes (Streaming on Amazon Prime)
- Week 4: Bolt (Streaming on Disney + and Netflix)
- Week 5: Annie (Streaming on Disney +) This resource will work for any Annie version that exists.
- Week 6: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (both streaming on Netflix)
- Week 7: Aladdin (Streaming on Disney +)
- Week 8: Madagascar 2 (Streaming on Netflix). Note: This will be the final WEEKLY streaming discipleship. Starting in June 2020 we will shift to once a month.
We have several opportunities for children’s ministries during the 9:30 and 11 AM services. Adults need to sign kids in and out of ministry.
Birth – 3 years old
3 years old – 5th grade
3 – 5 years old | CLC Room 123
Kindergarten – 1st grade | CLC Room 132/133
2nd – 3rd grade | CLC Room 102
4th – 5th grade | CLC Room 109
Children 3 years of age through 5th grade exit at the KidZone announcement during the 11 AM service.
WHEN: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m
WHERE: Room 124 of the Christian Life Center (CLC)
Children learn about God’s love through the experience of Bible stories, crafts, snacks, songs, and games.
WHEN: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 106/108 of the Christian Life Center (CLC).
Children spend their time learning about Jesus Christ through singing, Bible stories, crafts, and scripture memorization.
WHEN: Wednesdays 5:45-6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Room 132/133 in the Christian Life Center (CLC)
During this experience, God’s word comes alive through hands-on science experiments, scriptures to memorize, a game.
King’s Kids Choir is for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. They meet on the Main Campus in the Christian Life Center on Wednesday from 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. in Room 132/133. This choir sings at the 9:30 AM worship service.
Little Angels Choir is for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 years. Children meet in room 106/108 of the Christian Life Center on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Prior to choir, kids are invited to join the preschool small group that meets in the same room from 5:45-6:30 p.m.
SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS
Summer 2020 camps are cancelled