Our Purpose Is To:
- Enable children to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible.
- Encourage and empower parents as they disciple their children’s walk with Christ.
- Provide children with opportunities for Christian fellowship and service in our church and community.
Congregational Vows at Infant Baptism
Children are valued members of the family of believers at First Presbyterian in North Palm Beach. As evidenced in the Baptismal vows, our staff and congregation are committed to the Christian nurture of our precious children, and we seek to welcome and encourage them in their spiritual growth as members of the household of God.
Ministry Programs – click here for our Children’s Ministries Brochure
Infant and Toddler Nurseries for children birth to 2½, are provided during all worship services and most church events.
Sunday School for children age 2 through 6th grade 9:30-10:30 am.
Extended Care for children age 3 to 6 during 8:15 am and 11:00 am worship services.
Sunday Worship Services – Children are welcomed in all our services and encouraged to attend the 8:15, 11:00 am or 10:55 am services. Children’s bulletins, activity bags and children’s messages are provided.
Sunday School – Kindergarten – 6th grade – We meet in the “Grove” (Fellowship Hall) each Sunday at 9:30 am. Infants through PreK-4 meet in their classrooms for Sunday school.
Kingdom Kids for kindergarten through 2nd graders, is a program of fellowship, Bible study, music, crafts, dinner which meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer in conjunction with fellowship dinners and adult classes.
Blast 34 is a class for 3rd and 4th graders. It’s a program of fellowship, Bible study, music, crafts and dinner. It meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer in conjunction with fellowship dinners and adult classes.
Club 56 for 5th & 6th graders, is a program of fellowship, Bible study, music, crafts, puppet ministry and dinner which meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer in conjunction with church fellowship dinners and adult classes. In addition, the group meets monthly during the school year for fellowship and community volunteer service and projects.
Our Children’s Ministry Newsletter – KidsPress, is mailed bi-monthly to church and preschool families.
The Children’s Library contains books, DVDs, and audio and video CDs for children ages infants to Jr. High as well as resources for parents and teachers. Regular Reading Challenges encourage children to come to the library and become involved. We hold summertime and Preschool Story Hour and offer a Gift Book Program.
Children and Youth Vocal and Bell Choirs for Kindergarten through 6th graders, they meet Wednesday afternoons at 5:00 and 6:00 pm.
Preschool for children ages 2, 3 and 4, offers a three-pronged developmental readiness program with low staff/student ratios. We seek to provide a preschool experience that will facilitate learning, foster self-esteem and encourage spiritual growth at your child’s own pace.
Special Events include Vacation Bible School, Music Camp, Fun Arts Camp, Peanut Island Camping, Fall Festival Carnival, Christmas Pageant, Spring Festival/Easter Egg Carnival, Toddler Bible Presentation, and Silent Praise.
The following information, taken from Children’s Ministry Magazine, offers some useful suggestions regarding teaching children about prayer.
“What you teach children about prayer can affect their relationship with God. When children ask questions about prayer, it is important to take them seriously. Here are common questions children ask, along with suggested answers.
If God already knows what I’m thinking, why should I bother praying? God loves you and wants you to talk to him. When you spend time talking to God in prayer, it shows that you love God, too.
How can God hear me if I don’t say the words aloud? God can hear you because he knows your thoughts, and God can understand you no matter what language you pray in. Whether you shout, sing, whisper, or use sign language, God listens to your prayers.
Should I kneel, stand up, or sit down when I pray? God can hear you no matter what position you’re in, even if you’re lying down in bed. The important thing about praying isn’t whether you kneel, stand or sit, but that you reflect an attitude of reverence or respect for God.
If God hears my prayers, why don’t I get everything I ask for? God doesn’t give us everything we want, but he gives us everything we need. You have to trust that God knows what is best for you.”
Article written by Gina Lee of Burbank CA was reused with permission from Children’s Ministry Magazine, March/April 2002
Nothing Can Match the Joy of Serving in Our Ministry to Children…
If you are interested in volunteering to serve our children we need your assistance! Please call us at (561)622-8818 or e-mail us at email@example.com for information on the following:
- Children’s Ministries Committee
- Nursery Caregiver/Extended Care Helper
- Sunday School Teacher/Substitute Teacher/Teacher Appreciation Team
- Kingdom Kids Team,/Club 56 Connection Team
- Vacation Bible School Team/Fun Arts Camp Team/Music Camp Team
- Christmas Pageant Team
- Children’s Music Team
- Children’s Library Team
Favorite Website Links
Here are a few of our favorite Links to enjoy – check them out and have some!! Have some of your own favorites that you would like to add? Please email Cary Koepke at CKoepke@fpcnpb.org
School Teacher’s Network
Free Christian Crafts, Bible Games, Kids Sermons, Kids Skits and to register for the Sunday School Teacher’s Network
Annie’s Home Page