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 Children’s Ministries Director, Heather Hills, a staff of dedicated volunteers, and the Christian Education Committee. Children’s Ministries oversees all kids from Grades 1 – 5.
Got questions? Feel free to contact Heather at (978) 356-7690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your children’s safety is important to us. All our volunteers have been interviewed by our staff and have submitted state and national background checks. All children are required to be checked in and out of their program rooms while children in 2nd grade and under will be assigned an alphanumeric tag that parents will present at pick-up. We have a strict written safety policy which can be found here Download.
Children’s Sermon – Sundays during both the 9:00am & 11:15am Worship Services
Children ages 4 through second grade are dismissed after the hymn before the sermon and gather in the lobby to attend the children’s sermon. Our dedicated volunteers then lead them in a time of singing, bible study, and hands on activities that reinforce the lesson. We currently use a curriculum called Dwell that “invites kids to find their place in God’s story living into and out of it for the rest of their lives.” After the Children’s Sermon kids are either brought straight to their Sunday School classes or picked-up directly from their parents.
Sunday School – Sundays at 10:15 – 11:00am
Providing a weekly space where kids feel cared for by their teachers and peers, where they can engage in the scriptures and feel free to ask questions is the goal we strive for during the Sunday School hour. Classes are located in the CLC building and are grouped by grade level. We use the “Show Me Jesus” curriculum published by Great Commission Publications that aims to teach our kids to see Jesus throughout the whole scripture and to understand the way of salvation rather than focusing on moralism and behavior modification.
Boys & Girls Clubs
ROCKS (Righteous Orthodox Catechism Kids) is a club for boys in Grades 1- 5, designed to help boys grow in their knowledge of God through learning the catechisms together. Boys in grades 1 and 2 will be lead through the Kids Quest curriculum learning the First Catechism while boys in grades 3 – 5 will use the New City Catechism. After time opening God’s word they then let their competitive spirit fly with a lot of games during recreation time. In the spring they spend time building their own cars to participate in the famous pinewood derby.
Gems is a club for girls in Grades 1-5, designed to create a fun, safe place for girls to learn about their savior Jesus Christ. The name Gems clearly describes the value that girls have to God: they are his precious treasures and we want them to know it! At Gems the girls gather together for singing 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.
A list of suggested resources for children can be found here.