FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Children's Ministries
     Laughter and learning resonated in the PAD at FPC this month as more than 30 children celebrated the importance of healthy eating at Kids Cooking Camp. 
     Parish Nurse Lisa Marisiddaiah, Director of Children’s Ministries Jill Kimbirl and Director of After School Janeen Silver taught lessons on the following topics: how to prepare healthy meals and snacks, kitchen safety, appropriate nutritional choices and how to avoid ‘portion distortion.’
     “It was wonderful to work with the youngest members of our faith community to raise awareness about health and wellness,” said Marisiddaiah, as the campers enjoyed a snack of fresh fruit. 
     Kimbirl agrees that Cooking Camp was a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. “Cooking camp was a great week for our children to experience God’s love in the everyday,” she said. “We covered healthy food preparation practices, good nutrition and portion size, exercise and hydration along with a devotion picked especially for that day covering how God meets us at the table with each meal. The greatest thing about last week at cooking camp was the chance to sit and dine together with the children; getting to spend unhurried time together.”

Worship Service Childcare

Childcare is provided in the Children's Building lower level for children from birth to age four during the Sunday morning worship, and other services as required. Professional staff and parent volunteers provide quality care. View ​the 2014-2015 volunteer roster.

Sunday Morning Children's Church

Children's Church (kindergarten-grade 3) follows A Time for Young Disciples, which is a part of our Sunday morning Worship Service. Children are escorted from the Sanctuary to a children's worship experience in the Chapel September through May. Children worship in the Sanctuary with their parent(s) on festival days and summer months. View the 2014-2015 volunteer roster.

Special Seasonal Opportunities

ADVENTure: First Sunday in Advent, November 30/2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./PAD Building. A special opportunity for children and their parents to explore the Advent Season in preparation for Christmastide. ADVENTure activities vary from year to year, but typically include a day trip or "stations" incorporating ornament making, cookie decorating, storytelling, and advent wreath making.

Easter Egg Extravaganza 2015: Holy Saturday,March 28/10:00a.m.-Noon. A story time is followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on campus for children ages one through grade five.