When a child is baptized in our church, the congregation promises in the name of the whole Church of Jesus Christ to help the parents undertake the Christian nurture of their child. One of the primary ways we do that is through our Sunday morning educational program. From their very earliest days being loved and cared for by our nursery staff until they go out from this place to live out Christ’s purpose for their life, First Presbyterian seeks to develop and foster faith in our children and youth that will equip them for a lifetime of service to God. We find this to be a joyful and fun filled adventure as we journey together. Join us Sundays at 9:40, everyone is welcome!
Our nursery is located in the Ministry Center room 1.24 and is available for early worship (8:25am), during the Sunday school hour, and during the 10:55am worship service. Our loving staff will take excellent care of your child and make sure their first experience of the church is a great one.
We have a preschool Sunday school class for 3 and 4 year olds that uses felt boards to involve our youngest students in learning the Bible stories. Two elementary classes for K through 5 th grade use the Grow, Proclaim, Serve Curriculum. This curriculum helps children see, hear and live their belief in God. All children’s classes meet in the Ministry Center.
Our middle school class will be taking on powerful ideas of faith and theology using the Re:form curriculum. Centered on questions youth actually ask about their faith, Re:form empowers youth to tackle the powerful ideas of faith and theology through innovative resources that encourage exploration and discovery. First, we encounter a concept from the historic Christian faith. Then, we interact with each other exploring our faith in creative ways. Finally, youth learn to present their point of view. Join us for this exciting journey! The middle school class also meets in the Ministry Center.
Our high school class is using the PCUSA curriculum titled Faith Questions.
The sessions are based on faith questions posed by youth, and each one encourages the youth to look at scripture and our faith tradition in relevant and responsive ways. The high school class meets in the Lighthouse.