Children & Youth Ministries

Our programs are designed to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each child and youth along with the family. Our ministries seek to draw each child and youth into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the church.

2019 VBS

We are preparing for another great week of VBS! Once again, we will be offering a Traditional VBS and Special-Needs VBS Program. For both of the VBS Programs, we will be using Living Waters for the World’s VBS curriculum: Water All Around the World. It is designed to enable children to understand the importance of access to clean water for health, and to make them aware of the way in which this access (or lack of access!) affects the lives of children in other countries. It also teaches the value of water in our own lives. 



Traditional VBS

June 3-6    

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Everyone Welcome! Ages PreK-4th Grade. **Early drop-off option at 8:00 am by pre-registration ONLY.


Special-Needs VBS

June 4-6    

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Our ecumenical Special-Needs VBS will be staffed by volunteer special education teachers and others familiar with children who have special needs…maybe even a teacher, para, or parent you know. Registration is open to elementary-aged, special-needs children and siblings.


Our Programs


Sundays, August-May

9:15-10:15 am

Children/Youth age 3** thru 18 

**We ask that children be potty trained before they attend

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Weekly Procedure: Children/youth will proceed directly to their rooms (see below) upon arrival. We ask that parents/guardians of children in 2nd Grade and younger accompany their child to his/her room and return to the classroom for pickup. All other children/youth will be dismissed without parents present at 10:15 am unless special arrangements are made.

Age 3 thru Kindergarten: Memorial Room Balcony Room 11 

1st-2nd Grade: Memorial Room Balcony Room 12 

3rd Grade: Memorial Room Balcony Room 6

4th-5th Grade: Memorial Room Balcony Room 5 

6th-7th Grade: Basement Youth Room 

8th Grade Confirmation: Education Wing Room 114 

9th-12th Grade: Annex Youth Room


Wednesdays, August-May

Age 4-5th Grade: 4:00-6:45 pm

Family Time Meal (ALL Ages): 6:00-6:45 pm

6th-12th Grade: 6:00-8:15 pm

Wednesday Night Live is a four-part, midweek program designed for children and youth to come together and share in the many blessings of the Spirit and grow in their faith through Recreation Play, Bible Study, Worship Skills, and a shared Family Time meal.

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Weekly Procedure: 

Parents, please bring your children (5th grade and younger) into the building by the office door and sign them in. Sign-in will be located in the entrance to the Fellowship Hall.

All parents, family members, and members of the congregation are welcome and invited to join us for the Family Time meal from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm each Wednesday.

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Age 4- Kindergarten

4:00-4:30 Recreation

4:30-4:45 Worship Arts (Bells)

4:45-5:00 Worship Arts (Choir)

5:00-6:00 Bible Study

6:00-6:45 Family Time Meal


1st & 2nd Grades

4:00-4:30 Recreation

4:30-5:00 Bible Study

5:00-5:30 Worship Arts (Alleluia Bells)

5:30-6:00 Worship Arts (Alleluia Choir)

6:00-6:45 Family Time Meal


3rd & 4th & 5th Grades

4:00-4:30 Recreation

4:30-5:00 Bible Study

5:00-5:30 Worship Arts (Praise Choir)

5:30-6:00 Worship Arts (Praise Bells)

6:00-6:45 Family Time Meal


6th – 12th Grades

6:00-6:45 Family Time Meal

6:45-7:30 Worship Arts (Calvin & Westminster Choir)

7:30-8:15 Bible Study/Fellowship 






 9:15 am (10:15 am start in the summer months)

Children 5 & Under

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Nursery care is available for the little ones while mom or dad enjoy the adult church programs at First Presbyterian Church. Child Care for children up to age 5 is provided on Sunday mornings starting at 9:15 am (10:15 am start during Summer months). Well-experienced staff and volunteers, books, games, and toys are just some of our nursery features. Parent pagers are also available for check-out. 




Questions? Contact Stephanie at 402-462-5147 or [email protected].