Children's Faith Formation
What to Expect
8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. program year
9:30 – 11:15 a.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day
Professional, loving childcare is available in The Nursery 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.
9 and 11 a.m. during the program year
10 a.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day
We welcome children of all ages into our worship community every Sunday as families gather together in the Sanctuary. Worship bags in the lobby are available to help engage children during the service.
1st Sunday each month:
During the 9 a.m. service, children will be invited forward for the Word for Children, where they will be introduced to the morning’s scripture lesson. Following, children can return to their families or gather in the “prayground” space for quiet activities relating to the morning’s sermon. Following the Sermon, during the Hymn of Response, children will return to sit with their families to participate in Communion.
2nd – 5th Sunday each month:
Children’s Faith Building (Sunday School)
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Following the Word for Children in our 9 a.m. service, children leave for Faith Building classes. Preschoolers follow the Young Children and Worship curriculum while our kindergartners through fourth graders follow the Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum. You can find out more about each program below.
Each week there are corresponding family take home cards, “God’s Sightings” that are available for easy pick-up throughout the church or found online at www.firstchurchlf.org/ffb. These provide simple and meaningful ways to reinforce the day’s lesson at home.
We also would appreciate you registering for Faith Building so we have your child’s correct birthday and class as this may impact the communications we send to you and our ability to wish your child a happy birthday! 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.
Preschool Faith Building
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
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.
Kindergarten - 4th Grade Faith Building
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
We are excited to introduce a new curriculum for the 2018-2018 program year, Growing in Grace and Gratitude, to explore and respond to God’s grace and prepare to be sent out to love and serve God by being:
- rooted in the foundation of Presbyterian identity where God’s grace and our gratitude are the heartbeat of our faith, life and worship.
- invited to discipleship that inspires them to learn and practice hospitality, generosity, and love.
- encouraged to reach beyond Sunday mornings and church walls to live their lives as an expression of God’s grace.
Children's Faith Formation Major Dates 2018-2019
|9||Fall Festival Sunday
Faith Building begins
|23||Kindergarten Bible Sunday||9 a.m.|
|14||Pumpkin Fest||10 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|25||Advent Wreath-Making Dinner|
|8||Christmas Pageant Rehearsal||8:30-10 a.m.|
|9||Christmas Pageant||9-10 a.m.|
|3||Scout Sunday||9-10 a.m.|
|24||Children’s Musical||9 & 11 a.m.|
|17||All-Church Dinner & Trivia Night|
|21||Easter Sunday Services||9 & 11 a.m.|
|Easter Egg Hunt||10:15 a.m.|
|28||Spring Rummage Setup||1-5 p.m.|
|4||Spring Rummage Sale||7 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|19||Fly-Up Sunday; Senior Sunday; Festival Sunday||9 a.m.|
Our First Pres children and families enjoying learning about God and growing their faith together.