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The Children’s Ministry team at FPC aims to support and partner with parents in raising their children to “glorify God and 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 a dedicated committee. Children’s Ministries oversees all kids from Grades K – 5. 

 

Important Note: The format for our regular programs has been changed due to COVID 19.

 

Check out our September 2020 Newsletter Download to find out how we have adapted our programs and how we are supporting families during this challenging time. 

 

If you are interested in our Rocks and Gems program click Here to read our re-opening letter. 

 

Regstration links for all event and programs will be sent through the FPC Friday News. Email us for more information or if you need the registration links. Heather@fpcnorthshore.com

 

Safety

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

 

Sunday Activities

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 10:30am on Zoom 

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 beginning again September 13th and will be held remotely through zoom. This year we are using The Gospel Projects curriculum that gives kids a viewof Jesus throughout the whole scripture. You can check it out Here.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs

ROCKS 

 

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

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. 

 

 

Suggested Resources

A list of suggested resources for children can be found here.

 

Got questions? Feel free to contact Heather at (978) 356-7690 or heather@fpcnorthshore.com.

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