Children have a home at FBC!
At FBC, we believe that children belong to the Body of Christ. Our children’s ministry strives to help children learn what it means to follow Jesus through a holistic and relational approach that includes worship, Bible study, missions, music, fellowship, and more. To us, following Jesus isn’t simply about being good; it’s about being the presence of Christ, and we encourage and empower kids to do just that!
In all of our activities and conversations, we seek to nurture faith development in a way that is sensitive and appropriate to each child’s journey. We do not manipulate or coerce children into making faith commitments; rather, we encourage and challenge children to seek and ask questions and to follow Jesus as best they can.
Of course, a child’s faith development is not something that happens only at church, but also at home. As such, we seek to partner with families as their children learn and grow in their faith.
We’d love to get to know your family and minister to you and alongside you. Come check us out on a Sunday morning or a Wednesday night!
For more information about our Children’s Ministry, email Erin Collier, Minister to Children.
Regular Activities and Events
9:45: Sunday School (classes for babies through senior adults)
**Nursery care is provided for infants-2 year olds. Preschoolers attend the first part of worship service and invited to go to extended session after the children’s sermon. 1st graders and older attend the full service. We value children in worship!
5:15: Dinner begins
5:45: School-age Choirs (1st-3rd and 4th-6th)*, Preschool Bible (ages 3-5)
6:30: Preschool Choir*, 1st-3rd Grade Bible Study, 4th-6th Grade Hand Bells*
*For more about our children’s music program, see the music page.
Seasonal Activities and Events
Trunk or Treat
Each October, our church has a Trunk or Treat in partnership with Chestnut Street United Methodist and First Presbyterian.
A church-wide celebration to celebrate Advent and Christmas together!
Baby’s First Christmas
Families who are celebrating their first Christmas with a new baby are invited to attend a special time of celebration.
One Sunday each year the children lead in all aspects of morning worship.
5th & 6th Grade Getaway
An overnight retreat for our oldest children.
Our Easter celebration is full of games, activities, and of course, an Easter Egg Hunt! All preschoolers and children are invited.
Vacation Bible School
Typically held in June, we offer VBS for preschool-6th grade, where children learn Bible stories in a fun and creative way.
We have several morning camps that we offer during the summer for rising Kindergarten-4th grade. Registration is required, as space is limited.
This camp is offered to children in 3rd-6th grades. It is a fun-filled, mission-focused, Bible-centered four-day camp designed with children in mind. For more about Passport, click here.
Music Day Camp
This week-long summer day camp is for 1st – 6th graders. It is a fun week of music, Bible stories, games, field trips, and more!
…and much much more!
Movie nights, fun outings, holiday events, lunch bunch meetings, and more are scheduled throughout the year.