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.
Got questions? Feel free to contact Heather at (978) 356-7690 or email@example.com.
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 after the hymn before the sermon and gather for a children’s sermon taught by a rotating group of volunteers. During the children’s sermon they sing, pray, hear a bible story and reflect on what God is teaching them.
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.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Childcare – Tuesdays 9:15-11:15am
Childcare is offered on Tuesday mornings while mothers attend a Bible Study. Children are supervised by babysitters who are background checked. Children will hear a bible story and do an activity.
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 in their knowledge of God through learning the catechisms together. The boys spend time opening God’s word and then let their competitive spirit fly with a lot of fun games during recreation time. In the spring they participate in the famous pinewood derby and go off campus for Lazer Quest night.
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 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
A list of suggested resources for children can be found here.