Children

Welcome to our Children’s Ministry! It is our prayer and deepest desire that the Lord would use this ministry to help your child go deeper into God’s Word, grow in their relationship with Christ, and then be able to share the joy and love they have received from God with others.

We believe that parents are the primary disciplers of their children, and we desire to support you in this important responsibility. We provide materials for the parents to help disciple their children at home. Our Sunday School teachers are dedicated to sharing Christ through Bible lessons, activities, prayer and relationships. Our prayer is for each child to put their complete trust in Jesus so that they may be changed from the inside out. As a church we desire that each child would love Christ more every day, glorify Him in all that they do, say and think, and have a burden to share the love of Christ with others.

During this season of learning to be a church family while we "socially distance", we're glad to offer different ways to engage your children in worship and learning.

We aren't halting our classes. No!

Infant care and Preschool-6th Grade Sunday School will be meeting every Sunday at the church during our Modern Worship at 10:45am. Check in is at the Nursery. All adults and children kindergarten and up, please come masked and we'll practice social distancing.

Kids Wednesday Nights is for our 4th-6th graders, 6:30-8pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will meet each week (except on Ash Weds, 2/17) and end on May 26. All will be masked and socially distanced. We'll be exploring the life of Daniel and the unshakeable faith he displayed through extraordinary trials.

Download this Kids Sermon Guide for our Sunday Service. A Children's Worship Bulletin will be emailed to your home each week. Not receiving one? Contact Margie. Also, parents, are you receiving the Homefront resource to help your family spend time in God's Word? If not, we want to get that to you! Contact Diana to get yours sent each week to your email inbox.

 

For more information on FPC's response to Being the Church in the Midst of COVID-19, click here.

We pray that we will soon be able to resume fully normal activities soon.

Our Nursery

The nursery is located on the ground level across from the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your child to the Check-in Station in the nursery, where their temperature will be checked and they will be COVID-19 screened.

It is open to children from birth to age 2 on Sundays during the 1:30 pm Outdoor Worship service.

The nursery is staffed by a group of background checked volunteers who want to share the love of God with each and every child.  Infants and toddlers enjoy age-appropriate toys that are sanitized after each service.  We hope your child will enjoy his or her time as they take their first steps toward Jesus with us.

 

Children 2 to 5 Years of Age (Not Yet in Kindergarten)

The Preschool Sunday School Class meets downstairs in Room B-9 where your child will be personally greeted and checked in, temperature will be checked and they will be COVID-19 screened.

Masks are required of all adults. Preschool students are not required to wear masks unless requested by the parent.

Sunday School meets during the 1:30 pm outdoor service.

We have a dedicated team of trained Sunday School teachers who desire to teach God’s Word in a nurturing, fun and interactive environment as they pour into the lives of your children. Our Preschool Children’s Ministry is designed to assist parents in the spiritual training of their children. We are dedicated to teach God’s Word and love these little ones with the love of Christ. On Sunday mornings your child will participate in a Bible-based lesson, outside play, music, crafts, snacks, games and relationship building.

"We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord. We will tell of His power and the mighty miracles He did.” 
Psalm 78:4

 

Children: Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Sunday School is offered to our Elementary aged children during the 1:30pm Outdoor Worship Service! Please check in at the Nursery, where your child will be personally greeted and checked in, temperature will be checked and they will be COVID-19 screened. All elementary students must wear a mask, and we will practice social distancing. We are excited to welcome the children as we share God's Word with them.  

Sunday Mornings

During Worship

9:00 Service: All elementary children worship with their families in church. 

10:45 Service: K-6th grade children check-in at the Nursery, then head to their classrooms. (They will be directed at check-in.)

Check your emails for Children's Worship Bulletins to help your children interact with the Scriptures while enjoying time in church. Bring pen, pencil or crayons if attending church in person.

 

 

 

S A V E   T H E   D A T E!

Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Friends: Mark Your Calendars for 5-8pm June 28-July 2! Send your kids on a mountaintop adventure this summer!  At FPC’s Rocky Railway City Bible Adventure, kids discover Jesus’ power can pull them through life’s ups and downs. This week will be filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences, team-building games, cool Bible songs, sciency-fun activities, and of course food!  All kids ages 3 to sixth grade are invited.

Register Here

p.s. We’d love your help! Please contact Margie Nunez (mnunez@fpcfresno.org) to find out how you can volunteer for this important outreach event that will spiritually change children’s lives.  

 

 

 

Forms

Annually Complete Registration & Medical Release Form

Click the above link to complete our annual permission slip form. This form is required for students to participate in all CE (Children & Youth) events during the year (June 2021 to May 2022).  We need one per student. It automatically submits to our office. 

Camps & Events Scholarship Application

Click the above to apply for a Scholarship to assist in attending one of our Christian Education activities. First Presbyterian Church is committed to the spiritual growth and support of those who desire to participate. Please use this form to request financial assistance for your student(s) to participate in activities that incur costs such as camps or retreats. It automatically submits to our office.

*Camp Sibling Discounts: We offer a multi-sibling discount to families with multiple students who plan to attend FPC sponsored camps.

The discount goes as follows:

2 Students ($50 per family off the total cost)
Each additional Student ($50 off the total cost)
Example: A family has a 4th grade student and a 7th grade student both going to summer camp the family will receive $50 off the total cost.