Children’s Ministries at FPC
At First Presbyterian, we take seriously the commitment to children and their families. And that commitment can be seen in everything we do, especially our new children’s ministry and family service at 10 AM, WaumbaLand. The morning begins with a 15 minute high energy inter generational worship time, where everyone, adults and kids, hears the Bible story of the day. Then the kids go to our magical WaumbaLand space where a team of gifted leaders leads them through engaging activities, usually including a picture book based on the story of the day that they color and then through the magic of lamination, we make into a story book that they can take home! While the kids are enjoying WaumbaLand, Kennedy, our pastor, leads the adults in an interactive Bible study based on the message at the 11 AM classic service. Everything ends around 10:45 AM.
That commitment continues also on Sunday morning, with professional childcare in our nursery right off our entrance lobby. The nursery opens at 10 AM to accommodate kids not yet ready for WaumbaLand, and continues through our Classic Worship at 11 AM. In addition we have designed that lobby so that parents with young children can see and hear the worship service while caring for their kids. Also that lobby has an area called the Pray ground where kids can draw or look at books if they get distracted during the 11 AM classic worship.
And at First Church, our ministries to children don’t stop there. In fact, we’ve centered our vision around seeing families transformed by the love of Jesus in Hollywood and beyond. It’s why thirty years ago, we started a preschool that has now expanded to serve children and families from infants to all the way through elementary. It’s why too we’ve partnered with our local elementary school and have developed a home for HIV kids in Haiti. And it’s why everyone who works in our programs with kids is thoroughly training and background checked.
We truly believe a church can be an extended family, a community where children can feel, as we put it in words we use at baptism, bathed in a sanctuary of belonging. At First Presbyterian, your children will feel welcome and included as part of a warm and diverse family of faith that truly cares for them.