“Let the little children come to me for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

Upcoming Events

5th Grade Ambassadors

November 3 | 9-9:45am | Room A-314

You are invited to be a 5th Grade Ambassador at 1st Presbyterian Church! 
As an Ambassador you will:

* Help plan fun events for 4th & 5th graders
* Learn about being a leader
* Have fun while serving in our church
* Be a role model to other Elementary Kids at church

Bring your parents and come to hear more on Sunday, November 3, 9:00-9:45 am in room A-314.  For more information, contact Amber Bryant.

Angel Breakfast

Saturday, December 7 | 8:30 AM | Fellowship Hall
$5/Child

Come and celebrate with us at the Angel Breakfast. Each preschool child (ages 2-5) along with one guest (a parent, a grandparent, or a special adult) will make crafts together, hear the Christmas story, and eat an incredible breakfast, all while being surrounded by angels! The children are asked to come as they are… wearing their favorite pajamas. Please take this opportunity to invite a friend or classmate who doesn’t know Jesus to bring an adult guest and join you.  Cost is $5/child

Angel Breakfast is full. Please contact Melinda Miller at (336) 723-1621 x233 with questions.

Let the Children Know Jesus

OUR MISSION is for all people, including children, is to say “yes” to Jesus with their whole lives. To that end, we strive to be a warm and welcoming place where children begin to learn, experience and share the depth of Jesus’ love. In particular, we have developed and work toward specific goals for each age-group. These goals are organized around the 6 core values we hold as an entire church. To view these goals for preschool and elementary, click here.

SCRIPTURE: We also strive to make sure that children learn not only the stories of the Bible, but how they connect with the overarching story of the Bible: a story of God’s love and redemption through Jesus Christ. To learn more about our preschool curriculum and our elementary curriculum, see below.

Learn more about Discipleship at First Pres here:  Discipleship Booklet

Children's Ministry Goals

Want to know more about what we believe and what we do?

Infant & Toddlers

We want you to know your child is safe and comfortable so you can peacefully focus your attention on worship and replenish your soul for the important job of parenting.  We’ve organized child care by age and stage, and each child is attentively cared for and loved in a clean, engaging and safe environment.

Nursery, please contact Melinda Miller for more information.

New & Expectant Parents Ministry

Having a baby? First Presbyterian rejoices with you! Whether it’s your 1st or 5th, we are here to offer friendship, support, prayer, and help as you go through this exciting time in your life.  If you’re expecting an addition to the family, please click here and let us know.

Visiting for the 1st Time?

Welcome! We are excited for your arrival and encourage you to come to the Children’s Ministry window to check-in your child/children. Our Children’s Ministry Office is centrally located in Building A at the corner of the first floor hall off the Marshall Street entrance in room A-101. At this window, we will explain our check-in procedure, answer any questions and personally take your child to his or her room. A greeter, information center host, or nursery host can also direct you.

Sunday School

Sundays | 10 am | Building A (Sanctuary)

Preschool (Birth-Prek), contact Melinda Miller for more info
Elementary (K-5th Grade), meet on the 3rd floor of Building A, contact Amber Bryant for more info

Preschoolers will be using the curriculum Show Me Jesus to teach them about God’s true story, from creation to the early church. They will have a take-home sheet so that the family can discuss what they learned with them. The children will also practice learning a verse of scripture each month.

Elementary students (K-5th Grade) use the Faith Alive curriculum called Dwell.  Dwell is an ongoing journey in God’s story. Each week we take time to imagine, wonder, and marvel at who God is by incorporating activities that teach to the different learning styles of children. All students will receive a Show and Share paper to take home so families can continue the conversations at home.

Wednesday Night Live

Preschool-Elementary
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 | Fellowship Hall and Building A classrooms

FALL SEMESTER | September 11 – November 20, 2019
SPRING SEMESTER | January 8 – April 29, 2020

Wednesday Night Live includes dinner and programming for our adults and children.  Mustard Seed Club (preschool) and Kid Connection (elementary) offer an environment for kids to have fun with friends and grow in their faith.  Elementary kids will begin to learn and practice spiritual habits that will help to ground their faith more firmly and draw their focus and love back to God where it rightfully belongs and help them to love others well.

Nursery care is provided beginning at 6:00 pm.

Children’s Church (Kindergarten – 2nd Graders)

Sundays | 8:45 and 11 am service | A 314 for 8:45 am and C111 for 11 am
No Children’s Church on the the First Sunday each month for Communion

October-May

Kindergarten – 2nd Graders will learn about the meaning of worship and what it means to worship God, not only in church but in their daily lives. Students may attend the beginning of the 8:45 and 11:00 service with their families and then be excused for Children’s Church. Parents should pick up their children from these locations when the service concludes.

Sacraments Class (3rd – 5th Grade)

February 2020

We are often asked “When can my child take communion?” This question usually comes up as your child begins to participate in the worship service.  To equip parents in making this decision we offer classes for 3rd – 5th graders and their parents.  Click communion letter  for more information.

Fifth Grade Ambassadors

November 2019

An exciting opportunity for 5th graders to be a “5th Grade Ambassador”!  God provides people of all ages with spiritual gifts to enrich their lives and equip them for growth in faith and service to God and others.  Our preteens are no exception, they are leaders, servers, teachers, encouragers, givers and they are compassionate.  The goal of the 5th Grade Ambassador program is to help preteens understand that serving God is something that each of us can do, and that God has given us special abilities to do just that.

For questions, please contact Amber Bryant (336-723-1621 x236).

Children’s Ensembles

For more information on Children’s Choirs and Chimers, please visit our Music and Worship Arts page.

Children’s Ministry Missions

Share your colors

Crayon Collection Boxes are located on the First Floor (preschool hall) and Third Floor of Building A.  We will be collecting crayons all year long!

The Crayon Initiative organizes crayon collections that take unwanted crayons, re-manufactures them, and provides them to hospitals that are caring for children.

The wax from crayons is not biodegradable and will never break down, leaving a waxy sludge in our landfills for centuries to come. The Crayon Initiative supports environmental efforts by diverting crayons from the landfills. Annually, over 500,000 pounds of broken crayons are discarded in landfills throughout the country.