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Children's Program Changes

Recently, some minor changes were made to make the Children's Church program more accessible for both children and parents. Going forward, children will go to the regular service with their parents at 10:45 Sunday morning. After the call the worship, parents will need to bring their children to the front of the sanctuary to sign them in. Staff members will then escort the children to their worship room (room c-217). Parents may sign their children out after the service ends. On communion Sundays, the Children's Director and staff will bring the children back to the sanctuary near the end of the service to participate in communion. We are making these changes in an effort to ensure the safety of all children attending our church.

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Sunday School

Youth Sunday School for grades 6—12 meets from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd floor in Room 308 on Sunday mornings.

Youth Club for grades 6—12 meets  Wednesdays from 5:30—7:45 p.m. and is on the 3rd floor in Room 308. We eat in Room 317, located on the 3rd floor.

Kid's Club for grades K—5 meets on Wednesdays from 5:30—7:45 p.m.. We meet and eat in Room 317 on the 3rd floor, have choir in room 221 on the 2nd floor, Bible Study for frades K—5 is on the 2nd floor in Room 213, and we have Closing Time in the Parent's Lounge, Room 217.

Nursery is available for birth—5 years on Wednesdays on the main floor in Room 117.

Children in Worship

Children are welcome in worship. If your child is having a difficult time sitting through church, you are welcome to worship in The Well. The service is live on two large screens for your viewing pleasure. We also offer children’s worship bags with various quiet activities in cloth bags located just outside the Sanctuary doors.  Nursery is available for Birth-Kindergarten.

A quick reminder:  Under the Child Protection Policy, children are not allowed to leave the sanctuary without an adult escort.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  


Where is childcare for children on Sunday mornings?

The nursery is located in C111, the SW corner of the Case Building. Sign-in is at the front desk in the nursery.  A staff member will assist you in signing in your child.

How will you contact me if my child needs me?

When you drop your child off, the sign-in sheet asks for your cell phone number.  We ask you to leave your cell phone on in the vibrate mode.  If your child becomes sick or inconsolable, we will “buzz” you so that you can return to nursery to care for your child. If you would like to participate in the remaining portion of the worship service, you can go to The Well for the telecast of the service.

How do you keep my child safe?

First Presbyterian Church has a child protection policy. All paid childcare staff and all volunteer teachers or event sponsors complete an information form and have a national background check completed. They also receive training each year. Classrooms have two teachers for safety and supervision.   

Where are the elementary children on Sunday mornings?

Children are encouraged to participate in worship at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel or 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary.  After the Children’s Time in 10:45 a.m. service, after the Time with Children in the service, children in Kindergarten and younger are welcome to go to the nursery; children 1st grade and older are encouraged to remain with their family in worship.  

How do children participate in worship?

All children are invited to participate in worship. Outside the SW sanctuary doors, there are cloth worship bags with crayons and other items to help children in worship. Children also regularly participate in worship when choirs sing, older children regularly acolyte for the 10:30 a.m. service and children help for special occasions.   

How can I volunteer? 

First Church cares about children and is very fortunate to have many outstanding, committed teachers and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, we would like to visit with you.

Who do I contact with questions? 

The office at (316)263-0248.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Fun is a publication with great information about Games Camp, VBS, Expectations of Children at Camp,Registration & Medical Information. To receive a copy of this publication, please call the church office at (316)263-0248. We will be happy to send you one.