Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry packs Easter baskets for the Children’s Center at Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation

Gear Up for VBS!
June 19-23, 2017

June 16 update: VBS now has no openings.

Gear up for Maker Fun Factory, where kids will discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, create and play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, test out sciency-fun experiments, and listen to real kids talk about how God has lovingly made all of us for a special purpose!

First Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School will run from 9 a.m. to noon.  It is provided at no cost to the community.

Please provide us with a list of all your child’s food allergies so we can plan appropriately.

Vacation Bible School Supplies Needed

Small cups (6-9 ounce)
Heart stickers
Magnets (small)
Funnels (2)
Fog machine
Box fan

Animal crackers
Small pretzel sticks
80 flour tortillas (6-inch)
Veggie sticks (3 bags)
Marshmallows (regular and mini)
Rice Chex cereal (3 Boxes)

Be sure to label any items that need to be returned.

Items can be turned in at the volunteer desk or at the Children’s Ministry office.

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VBS 2016

For more photos, click here.

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Summer Music Camp @ Various
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

A Musical Journey through the Old Testament

This camp is open to age 3 through grade 3. It will run daily from 9 a.m. until noon. Adults, middle and high school students are needed to assist with the summer camp and should contact Dr. Marcia Heirman Mervin.  Camp is limited to 30 students. Click here to register.

Jul
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Family Movie Night @ Activity Room
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Children’s Ministry is hosting a movie night. Bring blankets and pillows. Popcorn and treats will be provided. The film title is not available at this time.

Our ministries for children and their families offer an active and dynamic time from ages birth through 5th grade. Children’s Ministries are staffed by well-trained volunteer teachers who bring engaging, creative energy to their classrooms. Children and their families from our church and community are invited to participate in any of our children’s ministry programs.

MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission for children and their families is to provide Christian growth by nurturing their personal relationship with Jesus Christ through education, service to others, and fellowship.

Basic information for first time visitors
On Sunday morning, child care is available for infants and children up to age four, from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM. There are church Sunday School classes held for children who are two and older in their rooms, from 9:45 – 10:40 AM. Elementary aged children have Sunday School on the second floor. For any child care purpose, the nursery begins welcoming children 15 minutes prior to the start time. Please pick up your children as soon as you can after your scheduled event. We also offer specialized programs for children of certain ages during worship services. On Wednesday evenings we have a meal from 5:00-6:00 PM. Children’s choirs and Bible time classes take place between 6:00-7:00 PM. Parents, we offer many classes just for you. Please check out our adult ministry section.

Nursery and Childcare
Please click here to learn more about our nursery and childcare ministry.

Children’s Publications

  • Kingdom Kids Monthly Newsletter emailed out to parents of children in Children’s Ministry.
  • Children’s Worship Bulletins and Bags – baskets are located at most doors leading to the Sanctuary and Chapel. Bulletins provide activities that support the scripture passage and sermon topic.

Get Ready! Get Set! Worship!
1st and 2nd Graders
Classes take place April 10, 17, 24, and May 1 during the Sunday School hour in Room 210

Parents are invited to join four classes that focus on the preparation for worship. The purpose is to interactively introduce children and parents to the Sanctuary, theology, practice of worship, and the Sacraments. Class is open to any 2nd or 3rd graders who have not participated before. At the end of this 4 week study, on May 8th, our children are introduced to their church family and presented with a Bible from their Children’s Ministry. Please contact the Director of Children’s Ministry immediately if your child has an interest in participating.

Junior Ushers
3rd Graders – 5th Graders
The usher’s primary mission is to serve. Ushers serve the Lord by recognizing their spiritual gifts, and enthusiastically investing them into the ministry of the church. The junior usher ministry is comprised of young people ready to serve; not allowing their age to limit their abilities. They are trained and always able to set an example for the believers in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity. Parents will receive training information soon.

Becoming involved in Children’s Ministry
At First Presbyterian Church, we are blessed to have a wonderful program which simply could not exist without the assistance and support of parents and other members of the congregation. To help with our important responsibility of educating our children in the faith, we ask for parents or other care givers to be available to help in the following ways:

  • Sunday School Leader – It is expected that all children will have a parent or other adult available to help out in the classroom as needed (a good guideline would be to help in the classroom 3-4 times each year). Our child protection policy dictates that two adults be present in each class.
  • Wednesday Evening Bible Time Leader – very similar responsibilities as Sunday School Leaders.
  • Children’s Church Leader – During service we offer a wonderful ministry to children in Kindergarten and First Grade. We ask parents to help lead this ministry. A good guideline would be to help in the classroom 3-4 times each year.
  • As a Substitute – There are times throughout the year when our teachers are unavailable to teach, whether due to travel, illness or last minute emergency. We ask each class to have a “designated sub” that can be available to help out on short notice in case of a teacher’s absence. From time to time, e-mails will be sent to classes requesting a substitute.
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  • lop the children of our congregation. Please contact the Director of Children’s Ministry for more details and volunteer needs.
Sunday School Classes
  CLASS   AGE GROUP   ROOM NUMBER
Infant Nursery 0-12 months Room 128
Toddlers Toddlers Room 129
Preschool Studies Ages 2, 3, & 4 Room 118
Elementary Studies For K-5th grade Room 208

Children’s Ministry brochure, click here.

Wednesdays are for you!

The mid-week ministries of First Presbyterian Church are a wonderful opportunity for you to grow in your relationship with Christ Jesus and with God’s people. Whether you are looking for an afternoon devotion or evening fellowship, First Presbyterian has something for everyone. Every age group of this congregation is represented in the evening Wednesday Together community. Call the church office for more information (483-0121).

Music Ministry 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Joyful Praise (ages 3 and 4-Pre K) Room 118 & 116
Directors: Jennifer Hammond, Maude Bledsoe & Sharon Buroker

Elementary Children’s Choir (grades K-5) Room 209
Directors: Linda Huff, Carol Short, Marry Ann Tally, & Georgianna English

Bible Exploration 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Lower Elementary (K-2) Room 208
Bible time centers around “Holy Moly,” an innovative Sunday School curriculum. A video introduces the Bible story before the children discuss the story and how it relates to their lives. Creative activities lead the students to understand God’s message for them.
Leaders: Andera Horosko & Fran Primeaux

Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) Room 207
“Connect” Bible Times encourages young people in their wonder and excitement throughout the lessons. Creativity abounds. A video introduces the Bible lesson and students explore through projects, through questioning, and digging deep into the Bible passages.
Leaders: Terry & Jeannie Plummer

Children’s Ministry

WEDNESDAY TOGETHER

All Classes 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Nursery care is available

 

 Facebook_Icon_2 Britany Spivey is the Director of Children’s Ministry. She can be contacted at the church at 483-0121 or at britany@firstprez.com
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WE WELCOME you to become a part of this great church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. If you are new to this community, or you do not have a church home, the doors of First Presbyterian Church are open. If you would like to have one of our pastors or staff people contact you concerning membership, you may call the church office (483-0121).

First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 569 (102 Ann St.), Fayetteville, NC, 28302

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
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