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Children's Information

Children are welcome in worship. We do not mind a little fidgeting and fussing in the pew.  We offer children’s worship bags with various quiet activities in cloth bags located just outside the Sanctuary doors. But if you feel that your child is having a difficult time sitting through church, you are welcome to worship in The Well. Remember, quiet play in The Well is appropriate so as not to disturb others who are trying to worship. Also, the McComb room is available as a Cry room.  And, finally, we encourage you to consider the Nursery, which is located in the South end of the Case Building, where we have trained Staff to look after and engage your child from Birth to Kindergarten. If we need to contact you during worship, just give us your cell number and we will text you.  You and your child’s (spiritual, emotional, and social) needs are important to us.  (Liz Norris—Director of Children’s Ministry)

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

Awana

We are very pleased to introduce the Awana program on Wednesday nights as part of the curriculum we are using to teach children about God. Awana  meets at 5:30 on Wednesday nights.

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.  

FAQ

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.