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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.

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 Well. Be sure let staff members know your child is there and sign into the book.

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.