"Let the children come to me and do not keep them back, for to such as these belongs the Kingdom of Heaven." Matt 19:14
During the school year, all children ages 3 through Grade 6 are welcome to attend Children's Sunday School.
Children's Sunday School between services (9:50-10:35am) on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is currently on summer break. Classes will start meeting again Sunday, September 9, 2018. All classrooms are located in FPC's inspiring Education Wing. Children can join in any Sunday! On your first day of Sunday School, parents are encouraged to stop in the classroom with your child(ren) to say, “Hi!” to teachers and bring a completed registration form. Forms and online registration can be found below. Forms are also available at our Children’s Ministry table in the lobby and in each classroom. One form is needed per family.
2018-19 Sunday School Special Events, Holidays and Theme Days
September 9, 2018: Start of Sunday School
September 23: Sportswear/Invite a Friend Day
October 28: Costume Day
November 4: Parents Day
November 18: Stuffed Animal Day
November 25: Thanksgiving. Family Worship. No Sunday School or Kingdom Kids.
December 16: Read My Shirt Day
December 23: Children's Nativity Service at 4:00pm. No Sunday School.
December 30: Christmas Break/No Sunday School or Kingdom Kids.
January 6, 2019: Regular schedule resumes.
January 27: Shipwrecked/Beach Party Day
February 3: First Publicly Recognized Communion (FPC's FPC): We will have Sunday School and Kingdom Kids.
February 24: Career Day
March 10: Pre-K Bible Presentation during service
March 17: Spring Break. Famly Worship/No Sunday School or Kingdom Kids
March 31: Hobby Day
April 14: Palm Sunday. We will have Sunday School and Kingdom Kids.
April 21: Easter. Family Worship/No Sunday School. Kingdom Kids at first service only.
May 12: Children's Ministry Sunday/6th Grade Bible Presentation. No Sunday School.
May 19: Last day of Sunday School. Ice Cream Day and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
During both regular Sunday worship services, KINGDOM KIDS offers age-appropriate worship for children ages 3–kindergarten that nurtures their budding faith. Children accompany parents to the Sanctuary at the start of regular worship service. Once seated, parents/guardians of "Kingdom Kids" should fill in a "Kingdom Kids" nametag found in the pew racks. Please place this nametag on your child before the Children's Moment portion of the service. Nametags are essential as they provide parent cell phone numbers and allergy information to our Kingdom Kids leaders. After the Children's Moment during the worship service, our Kingdom Kids leader will guide children from the sanctuary to classroom 303 (second floor). We praise God with music, prayer, Bible stories, and interactive activities during this time. Parents can pick up their children from Kingdom Kids in classroom 303 after the regular worship service ends. Starting Sunday, May 27, Kingdom Kids will be on the main floor, Room 202 (next to the Nursery), for the summer.
What is Sunday School like at FPC? Our program is filled with dedicated teachers sharing their warm hearts, talents, endless smiles, and God’s unconditional love! While we believe parents are the first educators of their children knowing our Lord, we believe God is also working through us at FPC to share the knowledge of the Bible and teachings of Jesus with your children. We are so happy and blessed to have each and every child walk (usually run) through our classroom doors to come learn more about God. We teach in a fun and friendly way, and the children seem to love it!
What if my child misses the first day(s) or can’t come regularly? It’s always great to see the kids as often as possible, but there’s no attendance requirement. Kids are always welcome to come any Sunday throughout the whole year. And friends are always welcome too!
Do I need to pick up my children from their classrooms? Parents of preschool-age and Kindergarten children need to pick up their child(ren) from their classrooms on the first floor. Children in upstairs classrooms are dismissed at the end of class. (Please talk with your upstairs child about where you’d like them to meet you after dismissal.)
What can I do while my children are in Sunday School? We’re glad you asked! We always welcome parents into the classroom to assist on any Sunday—or you are welcome to attend Adult Sunday School or enjoy the coffee and company of other parents in the Gathering Space.
Are there any days “off” due to holidays? Yes. Our Sunday School classes meet throughout the school year with breaks for New Year’s, Spring Break, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Please check back at the end of the summer for the 2017-18 calendar.
Sunday School for Parents and Grandparents
Study the same lesson that the kids are learning to help them on their faith journey. This class is open to all adults and is taught by Peter Zielski, Adult Nurture & Spiritual Growth Elder. No previous Bible knowledge required. Classes are held every week there is Sunday School until May 15. Drop your children off at their classrooms, then come to Room 304 to learn more. Sunday School: It's Not Just for Kids Anymore!
Thank you for bringing your child(ren) to Sunday School. It is our pleasure shepherding them in their faith journey! If you have any questions, please do not to hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon!