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Kids Ministry News:

Backpack Blessing & Breakfast

It has become a much loved tradition at First Pres to gather our students and pray for them before they head back to school. Everyone is invited to join us for this special time of fellowship and blessing at 9:45 on Sunday morning, August 12 in the Parlor. Breakfast will be served.

We had a great week of VBS!

Wow!! What a WONDERFUL WEEK! We had our biggest crowd at VBS this year!           158 children and 58 volunteers came and learned that Jesus rescues us! 

Thank you to all of our volunteers who made the whole week possible VBS! We love you!! And thank you parents for your patience with us as we juggled the huge number of registrations to try an fit in as many as we could! Thank you KIDS for coming and playing and learning and snacking and helping the other kids! We LOVE you and are so glad you came!

We praise the Lord for a fun, safe week together...and for the many children who accepted Christ at their Savior during the week! Please pray with us that they will grow in their faith in the coming days!  Click here for more pictures of our "SHIPWRECKED:Jesus Rescues" VBS 2018!

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!                                                                                  

 

We would love for YOU to be a part of the Kids Ministry! Kids are wanted, parents are needed, and grandparents are some of our favorites! We have lots of places 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 heidic@firstpres.com. 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 debbiel@firstpres.com, or our Elementary Director, Michal-ann Bell at michal-annb@firstpres.com, so we can explore ways to help you and your child have a meaningful experience at First Pres.

Summer Schedule 2018

Sunday School Promotion June 10th after VBS

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 Preschool Sunday School class in the Red Room

    Elementary – upstairs in the Children’s Wing

        Combined Sunday School 1-5th Grade in Room 232

11:00 Preschool worship for children through Kindergarten

The Preschool age children will be going through Group’ Publishing’s Treasure Hunt curriculum. It will easily follow the décor left from our Shipwrecked VBS.

The Elementary age kids will learning from a 13 week lesson book by David C. Cook called “13 Very Awesome Promises: and How God Always Keeps Them.”

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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