Children are an important part of First Presbyterian Church. We partner with families to provide nurturing, meaningful, and enjoyable experiences through which each child can learn of God's love.
Sunday School Classes for infants through 5th graders meet at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning.
K4 and K5 children are dismissed from the 11:15 a.m. worship service following the Doxology. Teachers meet them in the narthex and accompany the children to Thornwell room 107 for a lesson. Parents pick-up their children in Thornwell 107 after the service.
Sunday Night Kids Club
1st – 5th grade children are dismissed from the 6:00 p.m. worship service after the children's sermon. Children will have a large group music and Bible lesson time with a small group activity. Club meets in Thornwell Room 212 from 6:15-7:15 pm during September through May.
Centerpoint Kids - Catechism Classes
K4 –2nd grade children meet September to May on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00 pm in the Thornwell building. Children cover all 150 catechism questions over 4 years in catechism classes.
Centerpoint Kids - Mission Club
3rd –5th grade children meet September to May on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00 pm. They learn about world missions through missionary biographies. Mission club meets in Thornwell Room 202.
Children join a pastor at the front of the church during the 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. worship services for a sermon and prayer.
This outdoor scouting program is for boys 1st through 12th grade. Troops meet August through April. For more information contact Ed Schooler at email@example.com.
American Heritage Girls
Units for girls K5-12th grade, meet twice a month late August to April. This scouting program seeks to "Build women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country". For more information contact Tracy Taylor at TracyLTaylor24@gmail.com.
The Children's Library
Our children’s library provides books, DVDs, and CDs for children and youth. The children’s library is located in Thornwell Room 101.
Kids @ First
Monthly newsletter mailed to 1st-5th graders.
Children's Worship Bulletins
Self-serve racks in the narthex hold bulletins for Beginning Readers and Readers. Bulletins provide activies that support the scripture passage and sermon topic.
Vacation Bible School
VBS will be help June 18-22, 2018. Four-year-olds through fifth graders will enjoy Bible lessons, games, music, snacks, and a mission project. Space is limited.
Children's Christmas Program
The event will be help December 3, 2018. K5 through 5th grade Sunday school classes prepare and present their annual children’s Christmas programs to the congregation on December 3, 2018.
Bonclarken Summer Camps
Camp Session I and Session II will be help July 2018. Application forms are available at www.bonclarken.com.
Parents' Night Out
Childcare is offered for birth through 5th grade from 6:00-9:00 pm on a Friday evening to allow parents to have a night out. This event is held occasionally throughout the year.
Basketball Teams and Camp
Teams for girls and boys, 2nd through 12th graders. Practices and games meet November through February. Camps for girls and boys, 1st through 8th graders are held in July. For more information contact Jimmy Easterby at 803-799-9962 ext. 255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April a golf clinic is offered for 6 years-old and up to introduce golf skills. For more information contact Jimmy Easterby at 803-799-9962 ext. 255 at email@example.com.
Nurseries are provided for all worship services. This includes services on holidays. More Nursery Information
Hannah Lampman - Children's Ministry Director, Ext. 237
Beth Grider - Nursery Coordinator, Ext. 233
Sharmin Barrett - Elementary Assistant, Ext. 367
Blakely Dunbar - Preschool Assistant, Ext. 251
Laurie McGill - Children's Ministry Assistant