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.

Check In Center

At FPC we endeavor to keep all children safe. One way we do its is to ask that every child sixth grade and younger be checked in each Sunday by a parent/guardian. The Check In computers are located on our patio right outside the Fellowship Hall and we will be glad to check in your child(ren) and help each child find their classroom. 

Place the name badge on your child, and for Nursery to 2nd grade children, keep the dual pick up receipt, which you will present when picking up your child.  Please pick up your child promptly.  Some of our ministry team members teaching your children may need to pick up their own children and/or make their way to the sanctuary for worship.  Thank you!

After your initial visit, you will have the option of filling out and submitting our Registration and Medical Information form.  When this form is processed, you can check in your child at one of our check-in computers by typing the child's last name or the last four digits of your phone number.

For safety and security reasons, parents must remain on the premises during the time their child is in our care.

We ask parents/guardians to annually complete this Registration & Medical Release Form. It's required for students to participate in all CE (Children & Youth) events during the year (June 2018 to May 2019).  We need one per student. It automatically submits to our office. 

Our Nursery

The nursery is located on the ground level across from the Fellowship Hall. 

It is open to children from birth to age 2 on Sundays during both worship services and the education hour between services.

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 Years up to 5 Years of Age

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.

  • During the 8:30am Worship Hour Preschool meets in the Nursery.
  • During the 9:40am Education  Hour & the 11:00 am Worship Preschool meets downstairs in B9.

“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 Mornings

During Worship

8:30 Service: All elementary children worship with their families in church. 

11:00 Service: K-2nd grade children are dismissed midway through the service to Kids Alive in Rm 206, and 3rd-6th graders are dismissed to attend Full Court Pres Children's Choir in the choir room downstairs, adjacent to the High School room. 

Children's Worship Bulletins are available to help our children interact with the Scriptures while enjoying time in the church. These bulletins will be available from our ushers on your way into the sanctuary each Sunday. Bring pen, pencil or crayons.

9:40 am Education Hour

K-4th grade children begin the morning with worship upstairs in Room 206 and are dismissed to rooms by grade.

  • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade: Room 204 

  • 3rd and 4th Grade: Room 202

5th and 6th Grade kids go directly to class upstairs in Room 201 at 9:40.

Wednesday Nights @ FPC September 2-November 14

We're offering a special program 6:30-8:00 pm these Wednesday nights for all 4th to 6th graders. Join us for a fun and worthwhile discipleship program. Students will learn Biblical truths by way of large group/small group activities and life-applicable lessons, play active games in the Fellowship Hall, and enjoy snacks.  Join us in this discipleship adventure and bring your friends!!  It starts upstairs in Room 206. Contact Margie Nunez.

Special Events

September:

Wednesdays:   Kids Weds Nights@FPC for 4th-6th Graders 6:30-8:00 Rm 206

October:

13  Family Adventure to Hillcrest Farm Pumpkin Patch in Reedley 10 am-all ages

For more children's events this fall and winter click on the link below.
Children's Ministry Calendar Fall-Winter

Camps & Events Scholarship Application

Click the link above to apply for a Scholarship to assist in attending one of our Christian Education activities. FPC 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.