Children and Youth Ministries

At First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we value the presence and participation of all ages. FCC offers special programming on Sunday mornings and throughout the year for children (ages 3-5th grade) and youth (grades 6-12). Contact Cheryl Russell with any questions or to volunteer with this special part of ministry.

First Christian Church finds it important to celebrate children and youth as they reach different milestones along their faith journey.  These milestones begin with infants with a child blessing, they become acolytes, receive Bibles, participate in Pastor’s Class in preparation for baptism, become junior deacons and more!

Children

Worship & Wonder

We encourage children to be active participants in worship, but we also offer Worship & Wonder so they have the opportunity to interact with worship on their own developmental level. Worship & Wonder, a Montessori-influenced program, gives children the opportunity to hear Bible stories and form responses out of their own life experiences. They learn the meaning of church traditions and participate in hands-on worship practices through a story-telling teaching method. During the 9:00am service, children-ages 3 through 2nd grade-are invited forward for a prayer, then escorted to the Worship & Wonder room by the shepherd. Parents pick up their children from the Worship & Wonder room at the conclusion of worship.

Nursery

Free childcare is available for infants to 3year olds while parents attend worship and Sunday School. Care available 8:45am-11:30am.

Sunday School

Sunday School takes place on Sunday mornings beginning at 10:30am in the first floor education wing.  Parents are asked to sign their children in at their classroom no earlier that 10:30am.  Our Sunday School classes follow a lectionary-based curriculum called Seasons of the Spirit.  Seasons of the Spirit allows all ages to study the same scripture message through age-appropriate lessons, hands-on activities, and interactive games.  Parents can pick up their children in their classrooms at 11:30am.

Children’s Classes

  • Preschool (potty trained 3 yr.olds) -Kindergarten
  • 1st – 3rd grade
  • 4th & 5th grades

Youth

Ski Thing 2018

Mark your calendar for January 2018 for the West Area Ski Thing.  First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host a lock-in on Friday night with a day of skiing at Paoli Peaks on Saturday.

Mission Trip

Check back in 2017 for information on our Summer 2017 Mission Trip!

Monthly Programming

Chi Rho (6-8th grade) and CYF (9-12th grade) meet at least monthly for fellowship and mission activities.