Children’s Ministry

Upcoming Events:

Join us for a Back to School blessing during 11 am worship on Sunday, August 16. We hope teachers and children will tune in either in-person or online for this special blessing. Then, together, we will Chalk & Rock following the service! All children and youth are welcome!

We will provide plenty of chalk for sidewalk art, a climbing wall, bubbles, and pizza!
Sign up to attend and place your pizza order with payment here.
Please bring a change of clothes if needed, masks, and chairs/blankets for seating.



Nature Walk & Crafts | 6 p.m. August 26
Open to all children and youth! Parents, please bring a shoe box for each child participating. Masks will be worn and safety protocols will be enforced. Click here to register! 

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.

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.


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 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, 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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Sunday School Classes
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


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 McFadyen 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

Contact the Director of Children’s Ministry, Britany Spivey, at the church at 483-0121 or at


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

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
Established 1800