CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES
Visiting with small Children? Welcome!
We believe children are not the church of the future; they are a part of the present church. Without children present our church is incomplete. As such, we encourage children to be an active part of worship; this is where they learn the most about the Christian family - by experiencing it! So encourage your child to sing along, clap, wiggle, place coins in the offering plate, offer prayer requests, and come forward for communion.
We welcome the giggles, squeals, and movement of our children during worship! Some parents find sitting nearer the front allows your child to see more clearly and participate more fully. We have children's bulletins, books, and activity bags located in the back of the sanctuary available to help keep them busy. For those times when simply a break is needed, a room is available on the first level at the end of the educational wing hallway. Most importantly remember: all are welcome.
We offer childcare in the nursery for babies and toddlers (year round) and church school classes for students in preschool through 6th grade (September - May). Older youth are encouraged to participate as a helper or assistant. All children and youth start in the worship service and participate in a lesson on the chancel steps after which they are dismissed to their classrooms. On the first Sunday of the month, all children are invited to participate in Youth Chapel - their own worship service, and then join their families for Communion. Click Here for more information about our curriculum and what we are learning this fall 2021!
Confirmation classes are offered for youth 6th grade through 12th grade. Confirmation classes will start January 2022 and confirmands will be brought into membership on Pentecost Sunday. Please contact the church office for more information or to sign up.
A time of sharing and community for parents and children of varying ages. The playgroup will meet Monday mornings at 9:30 am in the Nursery. The group will generally meet weekly taking the school calendar into consideration. If you know a parent who might enjoy fellowship with other parents during this time frame, please invite them to come to the group! For more information please contact us (This is on hold during COVID)
Vacation Bible School
We host Vacation Bible School in the summer. It is open to all children in the community for free. Visit our VBS at FCCW facebook page for more information.