The Children’s Ministry team at FPC aims to support and partner with parents in raising their children to “glorify God and to enjoy Him forever,” by helping children come to know and follow Jesus. “More Kids, More Like Christ!”
Children’s Ministries at FPC is lead by part-time Children’s Ministries Director, Heather Rich, a staff of dedicated volunteers, and an active Christian Education Committee overseeing and supporting the Children’s Ministries.
Got questions? Feel free to contact Lynnette anytime at (978) 356-7690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids’ Programs Are Starting Soon!
Sunday school will begin September 8 and Wednesday night clubs for boys and girls 1st-5th grade will begin September 18 (registration coming soon!). In order to run these programs, we are in need of volunteers. Please take a moment to look through and pray about where you can serve our covenant children. (Any volunteer working with children must complete an application, MA CORI and nationwide background check.) Contact Lynnette Lovasco, Interim Children’s Ministry Director at 979-356-7690 or email@example.com to volunteer or with any questions.
Sunday School Needs:
3 year old Sunday school helper (~1 hour/week on Sundays)
1st grade Sunday school helper (~1 hour/week on Sundays)
Wednesday night Needs:
Pizza clean-up (~30-45 minute/week) clean up pizza boxes and lemonade from 6-6:30 on Wednesday nights. A simple, just show up role, that allows our club leaders to concentrate on the kids.
GEMS (our 1st-5th grade girls program):
GEMS co-leader to greet parents and girls, help lead the opening song/devotional time (materials provided) and to help Heather Rich oversee the administration of the GEMS program (~2 hours/week including prep. time and time on Wed. nights)
1st and 2nd grade leaders and co-leaders (~2 hours/week including prep. time and time on Wed. nights)
Craft leaders (~2 hours/month) to help lead a craft (ideas/materials provided) for the girls.
ROCKS (our 1st-5th grade boys program):
1st and 2nd grade co-leaders (~2 hours/week including prep. time and time on Wed. nights)
3rd-5th grade co-leaders (~2 hours/week including prep. time and time on Wed. nights)
Your children’s safety is important to us. We have a strict written safety policy. All children are required to be checked in and out of their program rooms. Children 2nd grade and under must be electronically checked in and the parent/guardian will receive a child check to be presented at pick-up. We also use a pager system to alert parents of children 4 and under if their child needs their attention. Every volunteer working with children at FPC has undergone reference checks, nationwide background checks and a MA CORI check. Copies of this policy are available in the church office.
Children’s Sermon – Sundays during both the 9:00am & 11:15am Worship Services
Children ages 4 through second grade are dismissed during the hymn before the sermon and gather for a children’s sermon which teaches the same themes as the adult sermon but at an age-appropriate level. Scott Fitzgerald leads the Children’s Sermon, along with other adult volunteers.
Sunday School – Sundays at 10:15 – 11:00am
There are age appropriate classes for children aged 2 through 5th grade. Classes are located in the CLC building. Classes for children age 3 through 5th grade use the “Show Me Jesus” curriculum published by Great Commission Publications.
Kingdom Kids – Tuesdays 9:15 – 11:15am
A program for pre-school aged kids ages 4 through 5 that coincides with Tuesday morning Women’s Bible Study. The goal of Kingdom Kids is that each child would begin to develop a deep, personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ while learning the basic principles of our faith.
Fellowship Night (Kid’s Clubs) – Wednesdays 6:00 -7:30pm
Every Wednesday night is Family Fellowship Night at FPC! There is something for everyone – childcare for the little ones, kid’s clubs for boys and girls, MS youth group, HS Bible Study, and Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies! Kids and Youth participating in activities are welcome to join us at 5:45pm for a FREE pizza dinner! Parent’s take note – no cooking dinner on Wednesdays! Otherwise, all clubs and Bible Studies start at 6:00pm.
Boys & Girls Clubs
ROCKS (Righteous Orthodox Catechism Kids) is a club for boys in Grades 1- 5, designed to help boys grow spiritually through building relationships with Christian men and applying God’s Word to all areas of their lives. Using Christian Service Brigade, we gather together for an opening time after which there is small group teaching, prayer, hands-on actives (including the famous pinewood derby) and recreation time! Register today here!
GEMS is a club for girls in Grades 1-5. The name GEMS is an acronym, which stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. The name GEMS also clearly describes the value that girls have to God: they are his precious treasures! At GEMS the girls gather together for singing and prayer after which they separate by grade for Bible stories/lessons, crafts, games, and all kinds of interesting merit badge work. It’s a great place for girls to make friends and have a great time. Register today here!