Ministry to Children
Weekly Wednesday Evening Children’s Schedule
4:00 – 4:30 – Snacks in the Commons
4:30 – 5:00 – Handbells for 2nd-5th graders
5:00 – 6:00 – Music and Missions for PreK (Ages 3-5) and School-Age (K- 5th grade)
6:00 – 7:00 – Intergenerational Fellowship Meal
Join your First on Fifth friends for some summer fun!
Keep an eye out for more additions to the calendar as the summer progresses!
Please contact Amy McClure, Associate Pastor for Children, Senior Adults, and Pastoral Care for more information or to register your child.
Ministry Opportunities for Children
Sundays from 9:00 am–12:00 pm We believe faith development begins when a child is born. We have trained workers in our nursery who provide a safe and welcoming space for even the smallest in our faith community to begin exploring images from the bible, hearing bible stories, and listening to songs of our faith. Our nursery ministry is birth – 2 years old.”
Preschool Mission & Music
5:00-6:00 pm Wednesdays in the Children’s Loft (September through May) Preschool Choir (ages 3-PreK) is a non-performing group of young musicians who meet together to learn about the Lord through music. Through singing together and playing instruments, these little friends find their singing voices, internalize rhythm, and praise the Lord together! Mission Friends are preschoolers who meet on Wednesday evenings as well, learning about missionaries in other countries and mission opportunities in our own community, and how to tell others about Jesus.
Music & Missions K-5th
5:00-6:00 pm Wednesdays in the Music Suite Music & Missions (K-5th grade) meet weekly to practice more advanced choral techniques and music fundamentals which will build a foundation for a life of praising God through music in the church. These young singers offer songs in worship from time to time, perform large-scale musicals and take their skills learned in children’s choir into their school bands and choruses, and with them throughout their lives.
Children’s Handbells (3rd-5th)
4:30-5:00 pm Wednesdays in the Music Suite (September through May) Our children’s handbell choir is made up of children in 3rd-5th grades. Learning to play handbells is a tremendously unique opportunity for a team of children. This once-a-week rehearsal helps children solidify rhythm, learn to work as a team, and create beautiful music together as a tool for worship. Timothy Ringers do lead in worship occasionally throughout the year.
Our faith community believes in the power of prayer and building relationship with one another. One of our thriving intergenerational opportunities is our Prayer Partner Ministry where our school-age children enrolled in our Young Musicians program are partnered with one of our senior adults each year to enter into a covenant to pray for each other throughout the school-year. We schedule a few special programs for our Prayer Partners throughout the year that help facilitate relationship building and growing together.
Our new Kidcheck system is fully implemented! For parents with children, you may have noticed a new check-in system in our children’s wing on Sunday morning. We are thrilled to utilize this great resource as we prepare for a growing children’s ministry, as we enhance our safety and security for your children, and as we prepare for upcoming renovations. Thank you for your patience in creating your individualized accounts! Please feel free to personalize your account and keep it up-to-date regularly. We will be using this system as we continue to organize events for your children. Please contact Amy McClure with any questions.
To create your account and register for events, please click here.