Children of First Christian Church
FCC is a child friendly congregation that is super excited about the babies, toddlers and older kids who grace our building every week. In addition to Sunday school for children 3 years old and up, we have a Nursery for children under 3 years and an interactive children’s moment in the worship service, followed by a children’s worship time in our Children’s Worship and Wonder room. Parents are also welcomed to keep their children with them in worship, and are encouraged not to leave the service when their babies cry, but to walk them around in the open space at the back of the sanctuary so they don’t have to miss anything.
We Adapt To The Needs Of Our Children
We understand that children and families are all different and we do what we can to accommodate the needs of each. Please do not stay away because you are worried your child’s needs don’t match the “normal” expectations of church life. Children, like all people, are creations of God and are perfect however they were made! )
Here is gluten free communion for one child in the church.
This summer, during the months of June, July, and August, we meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30. All children and their families are encouraged to come. From 5:30 – 6:00 we bring our own dinner so we can eat and fellowship together. From 6:00 – 6:45 the children meet with the Director of Music to practice their musical. From 6:45 – 7:30 we play, do a mission project, a fun Bible lesson or some other activity that builds friendships and faith in Christ.
Starting in September, we revert back to our regular schedule of meeting every Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:00.
Children Worship and Wonder
Following the “Children’s Moment” in the worship service, our children leave to attend their own worship time. Lead by a Story Teller and a Greeter, these children get to experience the bible in a hands on and creative way. Our program is called Children Worship and Wonder.
“Children’s Ministries in the 21st century are taking on new identities. They are implementing new language, embracing new technologies, and above all, taking the focus from education based programming to holistic faith formation approaches.
“Faith formation is understood and perceived as an engaged process of learning and practice integrated throughout all aspects of congregational and daily life.” This definition allows for the combining of “head” and “heart” knowledge into a more holistic understanding and embodiment [of faith], rather than creating a dichotomy between these two areas.” Children Worship & Wonder is an essential part of this holistic faith formation approach and subscribes to the understanding that churches are creating lifelong disciples.”