Sundays offer Something for Everyone at First Presbyterian Church!
CHURCH SCHOOL 2018-19, geared for grades K - 5, will feature our new Illustrated Children's Ministry Curriculum, "An Illustrated Invitation: Joining God at Work in the World." Children will be engaged in Bible stories through interactive lessons and amazing artwork. Church School begins at 9:30 with Music Time, then all children are included in the beginning of our 10 a.m. worship service, then join their teachers in the classrooms for the week's Illustrated Children's lesson. This curriculum can also be taken home for families who prefer to have their children remain in worship.
Meg Waddell, Youth and Children's Ministry Coordinator, loves caring for babies and toddlers in our church Nursery.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed in our Sunday School – contact Pastor Tiffany or Meg Waddell (269) 657-3111) if you have time and talents to contribute to nurturing our children. All volunteers will receive training on our child safety policy and will be asked to submit to a background check.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are invited to CONNECT in our Youth Room beginning at 9:15 each Sunday. This is a time and space set aside to form community, help with ongoing projects like Magnify the Light (holiday giving) and stuffing Backpacks for folks re-entering the community after incarceration. We also encourage discussion through video and book-based bible studies, and then go to worship together at 10.
NURSERY CARE is provided beginning at 8:45 every morning and continuing through worship. Our Nursery is staffed with childcare professionals who believe it is never too soon to start sharing God's Word with our children!
Music Teacher Brandon Mattson makes uses music and movement to engage grade school children in worship.
Palm Sunday Singing - So much fun!
Click here to view the video of Palm Sunday and singing!
It’s always a blessing to share this time with our children! Our little ones have been singing, prancing, dancing, tip-toeing, marching, and giggling and otherwise celebrating with their bodies and voices each Sunday.
On PALM SUNDAY, the children led us into worship by “entering Jerusalem” with joy and singing.
Past Click here for a video of the Bethlehem Marketplace!
It opened immediately following the worship service (10:00) on December 21st! The children led us from the worship service to the Marketplace, where we all experienced wonderful sights, sounds and smells.
See the video by clicking here.
All designed to give everyone the feeling of a Bethlehem Marketplace prior to the birth of Jesus.
A little Bethlehem background: When Quirinius was governor of Syria, Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.
Journey to Bethlehem with Joseph and Mary. Travel back in time to those dusty streets during the days just before Jesus’ birth. Experience the sights, tastes and smells of everyday life that surrounded Jesus’ family in Bethlehem. Sense the excitement and anticipation felt by the shepherds and everyone who heard their strange and disturbing story of light and music— yes, angels – in the sky. What did it mean? And there was that bright, bright star!
Journey to Bethlehem for a Christmas experience this year. We hope that you’ll come by yourself, invite a friend or bring the whole family. Activities will be appropriate for all ages.