What to Expect

Nursery Care

8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Labor Day through Memorial Day
9:30 – 11:15 a.m. during the summer

Professional, loving childcare is available in The Ark every Sunday morning for infants and toddlers up to 36 months old, and any other children in need for care during worship. Let your children play or snooze in a safe spot while you worship.

 

Worship

9 and 11 a.m., and 5 p.m., Labor Day through Memorial Day
10 a.m. during the summer

We welcome children of all ages into our worship community every Sunday  as families gather together in the Sanctuary. A special Word for Children during the 9 a.m. service connects children with the sermon before they go to Sunday School. Worship bags in the lobby are available to help engage children during the service.

We also help families start their faith journey through baptism. Check our baptism page for more information or contact Sarah Seccombe at sseccombe@firstchurchlf.org.

 

Sunday School

9:15 – 10:15 a.m., Labor Day through Memorial Day

We offer Sunday School for preschoolers and grade-schoolers during the program year. Preschoolers follow the Young Children and Worship curriculum while our kindergarteners through fourth graders follow the Spark curriculum. You can find out more about each program below.

We also would appreciate you registering for Sunday School so we have your child’s correct birthday and class as this would impact the e-mails we send to you and our ability to wish your child a happy birthday! And if your address or other contact information changes, please update us by filling out the registration form. We appreciate having your family be a part of our Sunday School! You can find the registration form here. 

Don’t forget to sign up for our children’s faith formation newsletter so you’ll be the first to know about the exciting things happening in our children’s ministry.

Sunday School cards-082315There are corresponding family take home cards as well and are available for easy pick-up outside each classroom. These provide simple and meaningful ways to reinforce the day’s lesson at home.  You can also find the week’s card online at www.firstchurchlf.org/ffb or by clicking on the card’s image to the right.

Sign up here to volunteer in our Sunday School

Sign up here to volunteer for Summer Sunday School

Preschool Sunday School

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. (Labor Day – Memorial Day)

Preschoolers tap into their natural sense of wonder about God and our Bible stories through the Young Children and Worship curriculum. Each week children listen to a Bible story told using wooden figurines, they wonder how people in the story felt, and then pray together. After hearing the story, preschoolers respond to the story in a way that resonates with them; they might work with the wooden figurines, draw a picture, read a book, or talk to a leader about their own thoughts on the story. Children choose what to do during the response time, allowing each child to learn about God in their own way.

Grade School Sunday School

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. (Labor Day – Memorial Day)

During Sunday School, kindergarteners through fourth graders learn the great stories of the Bible, reading them aloud and applying them to our daily lives. Younger children might view a poignant “Holy Moly” video telling the story while older kids might apply the story through a game or act out the story. Through prayer, games, songs and activities, we help children connect with God as someone who is living and real and who loves them personally and deeply. We make connections between God’s teachings and our daily life, guiding each other to respond to God’s love by treating each other with kindness and choosing to serve others.

Children's Faith Formation Major Dates 2016-2017

September

11 Sunday School begins 9 a.m.
25 Kindergarten Bible Sunday 9 a.m.

October

16 Pumpkin Fest 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
28-30 Family Retreat

November

16 Family Fun Night  5:30 p.m.
27 Advent Wreath-Making Dinner

December

10 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 8:30-10 a.m.
11 Christmas Pageant 9-10 a.m.

February

5 Scout Sunday 9-10 a.m.
 26 Children’s Musical 9 & 11 a.m.

March

1 Ash Wednesday Worship & Dinner 5 p.m.

April

16 Easter Sunday Services 9 & 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
16 Easter Egg Hunt 10:15 a.m.
30 Spring Rummage Setup 1-5 p.m.

May

6 Spring Rummage Sale 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
21 Fly-Up Sunday; Sundae Sunday 9 a.m.

Faith-Building Fun

Our First Pres children and families enjoying learning about God and growing their faith together.