Parenting in a Pandemic
In case you missed it – we had the privlidege of hearing from Paul and Virginia Friesen of Home Improvement Ministries speaking to us on Parenting in a Pandemic. Click here to watch the recording https://vimeo.com/472782039/073291b376.
Missions Conference for Kids
Join us on zoom on Friday and Saturday evenings November 6th and 7th to hear about what missionary life is like. Learn about some amazing places that need to hear the good news. Sing, play and craft with us as we get excited about what God is doing in his world. The call will be geared for kids in 1st – 5th grades but siblings are always welcome. If you’re planning to come to the conference in-person kids will be dismissed to the large room in the CLC to watch the zoom call together on the big screen in a socially distanced setting. Contact Heather Hills or Sue Mulley with questions or to get the link.
Virtual Christmas Pageant – Calling All Kids 1st – 5th grade
This year we are planning to produce a simple virtual Christmas Pageant to be played during the Christmas Eve service. No stage-fright, no forgotten lines, all filmed in a Covid safe way. Please fill out this quick form Here to let us know your son or daughter is interested in participating. The deadline to let us know is Sunday, November 8th. Contact Heather Hills email@example.com or Becca Moniz at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 the 9:00am Worship Service (this program is currently on hold)
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 10:15am on Zoom
Sunday school provides a weekly time where kids feel cared for by their teachers and peers, where they can engage in the scriptures, and feel free to ask questions. Classes will run throughout the school year and are curently held through zoom. This year we are using The Gospel Projects curriculum which points kids to Jesus throughout the whole scripture. Email Heather Hills for the link if you would like to join us. Check out what the Gospel Project is all about Here.
Boys & Girls Clubs
Rocks 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. In addition to opening God’s word together, the boys let their competitive spirit fly during recreation. In the spring they spend time building their own cars to participate in the famous pinewood derby. Rocks has begun for the 2020-21 year with various adjustments made in order to follow the safely guideliness duing COVID19.
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. Gems has begun for the 2020-21 year with various adjustments made in order to follow the COVID19 safety guidelines.
A list of suggested resources for children can be found here.
Children’s Ministries at FPC is lead by Children’s Ministries Director, Heather Hills, a staff of dedicated volunteers, and a dedicated committee. Children’s Ministries oversees all kids from Grades K – 5.
Got questions? Feel free to contact Heather at (978) 356-7690 or email@example.com.
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