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Dates for your 2020 Calendar:

Wednesday Nights begin January 15

Easter Family Event April 12  

VBS June 1-4  

4Amarillo VBS June 22-25

About First Pres KIDS MINISTRY...

First Pres Kids Ministry is a fun, safe and loving place for KIDS to learn about Jesus!

Come and meet Debbie Laur our Early Childhood Director! She loves to get little ones plugged in and having fun while they are learning about how much Jesus loves them! (Debbie just celebrated 20 years of faithful service on staff at First Pres.)

Michal-ann Bell is the Elementary Director at First Pres! She has a passion for teaching our Kids the Word of God in fun and creative ways! These women coordinate our many incredible volunteers to offer wonderful learning experiences for our Kids! We hope you will join us this week!                                                                                  

Click here to learn more about our Nursery and Preschool Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am. 

Click here to learn more about our Sunday School classes at 9:45 am. 

We'd love for YOU to be part of the Kids Ministry! 

Kids are wanted, parents are needed, and grandparents are some of our favorites! We have lots of places for volunteers to serve: from teaching, to greeting/helping with check-in, to just being present to connect with the children God brings through our doors! For more information please contact us at We'd love to get your background check processed so you can get started working with our FPKids!

Special Needs:

If your child has any special needs which require a little extra care, THEY ARE WELCOME at FIRST PRES!! Feel free to contact our Early Childhood Director, Debbie Laur at, or our Elementary Director, Michal-ann Bell at, so we can explore ways to help you and your child have a meaningful experience at First Pres.

Winter/Spring Schedule 2020


8:30 - 12:30 Nursery is available for infants 6 weeks– 24 months (first floor)

9:45 Sunday School Hour

    Early Childhood – first floor of the Children’s Wing

        Infants and Crawlers in the Nursery

        Combined Summer Preschool Sunday School class in the Red Room

    Elementary – upstairs in the Children’s Wing

        Combined Summer Sunday School 1-5th Grade in Room 243 or 245

11:00 Preschool worship for children through Kindergarten

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS  (starting up Jan 15-April 29))

5:15-6:30 Dinner

5:45-6:30 Kidz Praise Choir rehearsals

6:30-7:30 Kids Programs: Early Childhood downstairs/Elementary upstairs

The Early Childhood and Elementary children at First Pres are creating a foundation of faith that last a lifetime! First Pres Kids will study through the entire Bible over the next 3 years using the Faithweaver Now curriculum. We are thrilled to be coordinating with the Student Ministry so that all ages, from birth through high school, are learning the same Bible point each week. Pastor Howard plans to schedule some of his sermons to tie into the topics our students are studying! In this way, we aim to partner with families and help unite them in placing God and the study of His Word at the center of their lives.

Be sure to start at the Check-In Kiosk when you arrive in the First Pres Kids Ministry! It is our desire to keep your children safe while they are in our care. Please click here for more information on the check-in system. Please go to the nursery desk and ask Debbie for assistance if you are new to the check-in kiosks!

We Practice Parenting in the Pew:

First Pres practices "Parenting in the Pew" during our worship services. This means that by the time children enter first grade, they worship alongside their family in the corporate worship services (also known as “Big Church”). If you have a kindergartner or first grader, it is time to start thinking about transitioning your child into worshiping in Big Church on Sunday mornings. Click here for ways to help with this transition. And here for more information on Parenting in the Pew.

We are here to offer you assurance through this process and encourage you and your child. If you have questions, concerns, or a unique situation, please feel free to meet with either or both of us. Another excellent, practical resource is the book Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman. If you don’t have a copy of this book, please let us know. We would love to give you one. Please call Debbie or Michal-ann in the Kids Ministry to set up a time. 


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