Children’s Ministry

Sunday School

Puppet shows at Sunday School!

Huge thanks to our traveling Presbyterian Puppeteers.  In July 2019, they visited JFK Hartwyck and in August 2019 will perform at Whispering Knoll Assisting Living.  We applaud their energy and ministry.  New Members are welcome, Grades 7th and older!

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We offer an active, growing children’s ministry that welcomes children of all ages. From Sunday School to youth group to children’s vocal and handbell choirs to fellowship opportunities, there is something for every family at First Presbyterian Church. All are welcome!

For devotional readings and activities you can do at home with your kids and teens, please see our Devotionals Page.

Church School

A key element in our ministry of nurture is the Sunday morning Church School with classes for children 2 years old through adults. From September through June:

  • 2 years through 4th grade meet during worship, 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
  • 5th through High School, as well as an adult study, meet before worship, 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Click here to Register for Sunday School and the Music Programs

 

Pastor Garry Leading Children’s Time on Easter Sunday

 

Easter Sunday watercolors.  The children enjoyed painting their watercolor Cross on canvas.

Jesus is Risen!  He is risen indeed!

 

Family Ministry

Family fun at Halloween

Class Schedule and Location

All classes meet in the Education Building

Class Times 8:30-9:15 AM

  • 5th, 6th & 7th Grades – Room 210
  • Confirmation Class (8th Grade) – Library (8:20-9:20 AM)
  • Senior High 9th-12th – Room 201
  • Adult Bible Study – Room 106

Worship Hour 9:45-10:30 AM

  • 2 year olds – Room 209
  • 3 & 4 year olds – Room 208
  • K through 1st Grade – Room 108
  • 2nd Grade – Room 205
  • 3rd and 4th Grade – Room 204

Christian Education 10:45 AM

Child Care

Supervised child care is offered Sunday mornings from 9 AM to noon for babies and toddlers.

Children’s Fellowship Groups

Have fun in Junior Club

  • First Friday Club (Grades K-2) – Enjoy pizza, drinks, games and crafts. Meets the first Friday of each month, October – May 6-7:15 PM
  • Junior Club (Grades 3-6) – Pizza, games and fun for all. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, October – May, 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

First Friday group meetings teach and bring joy to the children.

Community Nursery School

Church sponsored nursery school provides quality education for children 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Half day programs: 2, 3, and 5 days a week. Click here for more information about Community Nursery School.

Christmas Pageant Play

Every year over 100 children and adults participate in our Christmas Play. Children and youth from age 4 up to 12th Grade are welcome to be part of this new Christmas Pageant. We also will need volunteers to make this happen.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School cross Our annual Vacation Bible School welcomes children from our congregation and throughout the community for a week of fun, fellowship, and valuable lessons from the Bible that can last a lifetime.
Vacation Bible School

We invite children entering kindergarten through 6th grade to participate in VBS programming.  Those in 7th and 8th graders who are children of church-member families may register for our youth leader training class, with members of our youth group serving as youth leaders. There are plenty of opportunities for adult volunteers as well, many choosing to help with VBS planning and preparation, and many choosing to help during the week. Registration will begin on Sunday, May 6th.  VBS 2020 dates are June 29 to July 3, 2020.  The theme will be the “Great Bible Reef.”

 

Camp Johnsonburg

Camp Johnsonburg is a Presbyterian Camp located in Northern New Jersey.  Presbyterian Women and our Deacons offer a Scholarship to Children and Youth of the First Presbyterian Church each summer.  All information including the Camp Johnsonburg Summer Schedule of Events/Activities as well as to register are available through the Camp Johnsonburg website:  www.campjburg.org.

Children’s Vocal and Handbell Choirs

Please click here to learn more about our Children’s Vocal and Handbell Choirs.

Just For Fun Fellowship

Would you like to join FPC members and other fun-loving people for monthly, informal get togethers?  We’re starting a casual group (no tasks, no minutes) that will meet up once or twice a month to have a meal, go to an event/movie/ theater, take a hike, or just hang out.  In today’s busy and socially disconnected world, we’d like to take time to meet people and just enjoy life together.  No commitments. No fees. Just for fun!

If you have questions or want to know more about the Just for Fun group, contact: