Children are a tremendous gift to our congregation. Children are welcome in our sanctuary at any time. Creativity Bags are available in the Great Hall if your child(ren) need some space to doodle or . Kids are supposed to make noise, do not worry if your little one becomes squirmy or squeaky. Their noises are how they participate and, for us, they are a sign of God's renewal and love.
We would love to have your child(ren) join us for Young Children & Worship, Children's Music, Family Dinner Wednesdays, Family Events, Monday Meetups and a whole list of family activities we offer throughout the year.
Children who are four and older will transition to our third floor following Young Children & Worship for some gross motor games, snack and stretch before Children's Music. Our Worship Centers, small groups, exciting activities and other offerings are all created to help form and build child(ren)’s spiritual foundations. Your child is a special gift to our church family, and we are blessed to cheer them on.
Through multi-sensory learning that is based on the Scripture passages, children are encouraged to explore their faith and delve deeper into the desires God has for their lives. We do our best to facilitate all learning styles and have an on-site ASL interpreter for students with hearing impairments
Children’s Worship & Music
After the Children’s Sermon and Blessing during the Sunday liturgy, your child is invited upstairs to our Young Children & Worship Worship Centers. Worship Center 1 (Ages 3-7, located in Room 211) and Worship Center 2 (Ages 8-12, located in Room 207) are both designed to encourage your child to wonder and form their faith in a way they connect with. On Baptism Sundays, your child will rejoin you in the sanctuary to participate in our Lord's Supper liturgy.
On Wednesday evenings, our Children's Choir meets on the third floor for music and drama and fellowship. We begin with an all-family meal (gluten-free options always provided) at 5:15 pm and Choir Rehearsal begins at 5:45 pm. Each year, our Children's Choir participates and leads our Family Christmas Service, so encourage your child(ren) to come take part.
Parenting can be tough with little ones. Good News! We’ve got a fantastic group of young parents navigating this wonder-filled, exhausting and exhilarating journey. We have a thriving family ministry geared towards parents of young children.
We have weekly park meet-up, devotionals, meal trains for new babies, a weekly meal for your family, family lunches, a monthly dinner (with babysitters, so you can take a breather and talk about something other than Elmo).
Here’s the best part, you don’t have to come to any of it. Come when you can, this doesn’t have to be another thing crammed into your schedule.
We are also about cultivating genuine friendships based on faith and the desire for our children to grow in their love for the Lord. So on those days when it’s rough, you have a community to laugh with, seek advice from, lament to, pray for and walk alongside you and your family. You will be given resources and encouragement as to how you can begin to lay a foundation of faith for your child and deepen it as they mature and grow. If you are interested in receiving an email with our family calendar and additional information email Angie Field.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER
FPCF is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive environment to all of our congregants, children included. Each Lord's Day, we provide an American Sign Language Interpreter who interprets our worship service and Sunday School ministries. We currently have two children who utilize this service and it has been a wonderful blessing to all of us. All children are taught some basic ASL signs in order to communicate with all of our friends here.
If you need additional resources to meet the needs of your child in worship or Sunday School, please email Angie Field.