We have many wonderful and excited elementary children who come to learn and stretch in their Christian faith every Sunday morning. The littlest members of our church family are very important to us!
The goal of FPC church school is to provide a special and meaningful lesson that focuses on building each child’s connection to God through a unique and personal relationship with Jesus Christ that will lead to lifelong faith.
Birth – Preschool Children
At the 9:30 – 10:30 hour, childcare is provided for birth – preschool children in the basement, Room 18-20. During worship, the nursery (located near the church office, on the first floor of the Parish House) is open and our staff of volunteer providers will lovingly watch over your infant as you attend service.
Also during service, your preschool children (walking – age 5) in Room 18-20 will be receiving an age-appropriate bible lesson, craft & snack – lead by classroom teachers, Ann Snodderly & Max Snodderly.
11:00 – 12:15 – K-3rd Grade Children’s Chapel
Following the Children’s Message in the main worship service, K-3rd graders are dismissed to the Children’s Worship Area, Room 203 (second floor of the Parish House) to continue worship especially for them! This special class is designed upon a lectionary-based curriculum set up to mirror that of the adult service.
On occasional Sundays children are encouraged to worship with their parents in the main worship service. Check The Spire or bulletin for the dates.
THE FISH TANK – A Special Class for our 4th – 5th grade “tweens!”
According to our 4th and 5th graders, we are all little fish in God’s big fish tank! These 9-12 year olds now have their own special class, The Fish Tank, which uses a curriculum called “Grapple.” Each week’s lesson focuses on situations and questions youth face in today’s world. For example – Why do I have to go to church? Why are there different churches? Who should I listen to? How do I know God’s voice?
Grapple also includes a special website for our class. Each child will be given his or her own password-protected access to an online community used ONLY by kids in OUR church. The Fish Tank is taught by a team of six teachers and meets at 11 a.m. in the Youth Room (Room 305) on the 3rd floor of the Parish House, September through June.
Parents of 4th and 5th graders: an important part of the FISH TANK is not only attending class on Sunday mornings, but also online interaction during the week! Remind your kids to logon during the week and get involved! The more connected they are, the more they’ll gain from this great class. Also – don’t forget to encourage them to bring their Bibles to class on Sundays.
On communion Sundays and other occasional Sundays during the year, Fish Tankers are encouraged to “swim with the big fish” in the main worship service. Please check The Spire or bulletin for the dates.