Children

About:

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jera-Mouse2

Our goal is to provide an environment where children are welcomed and experience the love of Jesus. We want to help them discover who God is and to know Him. As they grow and learn about God we also want to help them understand God has a plan for each of them.

Check In Procedure: If you are new please visit our Children’s Welcome Desk Sunday morning so we can add your family to our system and check your child in. If you are already in our system, stop by one of the self check-in kiosks in the halls.

Wednesday Evenings:

Resumes September 15th
6pm: Choir
7pm: Children’s Wednesday Night Programing

Get Involved:

We believe: Children are a gift from God, and offer families the opportunity to publicly dedicate their child to God’s purposes here on earth. This public dedication is when parents, along with family and friends, dedicate themselves to raising their child to know Jesus love. We believe the “body of Christ” is called to come alongside families and assist them in loving and educating children. Therefore we commit together to “train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it”. (Prov. 22:6)

Child dedication is not the means of salvation for the child. Until children are old enough to understand sin, forgiveness and their need for a Savior, we believe children are covered by God’s grace.

In Child Dedication, parents are pledging to:

  • Teach their child about Christ and to live their lives in a way their child will learn about the Christian life through their example.
  • To bring their child to church regularly and experience Christian Education with other children, and families.

A one-time “Child Dedication Class” is required for all families who want to publicly dedicate their child.

To register click HERE, email family@firstfriends.org,  or call the church at 330.966.2800

Classes

Sunday mornings we have programing during both the 9am and 10:30am services in the following groups:

9:00am Sunday School

Nursery (Newborn-2yr): E-142
Preschool (3yr by Sept. 2021): E-134
Pre K: 4-5yr (not yet kindergarten): E-133
Kindergarten: E-131
1st Grade: E-127
2nd Grade: E-119
3rd Grade: E-120
4th Grade: E-114
5th Grade: E-117

After first service any elementary age kid (1st-5th grade) who is staying for second service will need to be picked up by a parent. They attend worship with their parent and before the sermon kids will be dismissed to head down to class.

10:30am Children’s Church

Nursery (Newborn-2yr): E-142
Preschool (3yr by Sept. 2021): E-136
Pre K: 4-5yr (not yet kindergarten): E-133
Kindergarten: E-131
1st Grade: E-127
2nd & 3rd Grade: E-120
4th & 5th Grade: E-114

Starting September 15th

Date: Wednesday evenings
Time: 6-6:50 pm

Description: Children’s Choirs meet from September to the end of April. Choir follows the schedule of CLC. Choir directors and their assistants help children get to their CLC classes. Both choirs participate in the Children’s Spring Show and occasionally sing on Sunday mornings.

The Little Praisers: Children ages 4 – 5, and Kindergarten – Grade 1. They meet in Room E-122 with Glenda Ross.

The Glory Gazers: Children in Grades 2nd-5th. They meet in Room E-110 with Tammy Forsythe.

For further information about the Children’s Choirs, please email tforsythe@firstfriends.org.

Starting September 15th

Wednesday Night Programing

Date: Wednesday evenings
Time: 7-8:15 pm
Location: Education Wing

Description: Activity based midweek opportunity for children ages 4 through 5th grade. We design our own program using a variety of materials and curriculum with the goal of reaching kids who attend regularly, as well as newcomers.

Our Goals: We hope that the children will “see Jesus” in the adults and in their classmates. We aim to build fellowship, and include times for kids to get to know each other and make friendships that will last.

Nursery (Newborn-2yr): E-142
Preschool (4yr-kindergarten): E-122
Elementary (1st-5th grade): E-110

Staff

Tammy Forsythe

Director of Children's Ministry

tforsythe@firstfriends.org

Ext. 215

Gail Wallace

Administrative Assistant for Children's Ministry and Missions

gwallace@firstfriends.org

Ext. 229