Preschool

We provide a safe and loving environment for preschool children (birth-five years old) as you attend the Sunday morning service in the sanctuary.  Preschoolers participate in age-specific Bible lessons and craft projects.

When

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Where

In the preschool classrooms in the main building.

Elementary

We offer a unique teaching time designed for school-aged children (kindergarten-5th grade).  Children will start in the worship service and be dismissed after the music portion of worship.  Children's workers will be present to lead children to The Shack.

When

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Where

Start in the sanctuary and end in The Shack.

 

 

 

 

How do we sign in?

Every Sunday morning families are greeted in the atrium by a volunteer at the welcome desk.  If it's your first time with us, we'll ask you to fill out a quick info page, so we can get your children connected to the right class.  Our volunteer will print nametags for your family and give you the corresponding parent tag.  Please keep your parent tag and show it to the classroom volunteers at the end of service to pick up your child(ren).

Where do kids go on Sunday mornings?

Our infant/toddler and preschool classes are open throughout the entire service on Sunday mornings.  They are located in the same building as our sanctuary.  Parents can drop off starting at 9:45 a.m.

Elementary kids (K-5th) will join their family in the sanctuary for the music portion of the worship service, then be dismissed.  Children's volunteers will be waiting to escort the children from the sanctuary to The Shack.  The Shack is our youth building, which is right next door to the main building.  In The Shack, school aged kids particpate in a Bible lesson, games & activities geared specifically for them.  Parents pick their kids up in The Shack at the conclusion of the service.

Who serves in Children's Ministry?

To serve in Children's Ministry, volunteers must meet these requirements:

  • Be a member of the church
  • Attend annual training on safety procedures
  • Pass an annual background check

We also keep at least two volunteers with each group, no matter how many kids are there. 

What are my kids learning?

Currently, we use The Gospel Project as our Sunday morning curriculum.  This is a 3-year journey through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.  All classes study the same passage weekly, with adaptations in presentation and interactive activities that are age-appropriate for each group.

Are there other opportuntities for kids to participate in church?

Yes!  Kids are welcomed at all home groups.  Home groups meet at a variety of houses every other Sunday after church.  This is a time for fellowship, discussion, and prayer.  Each home group organizes their kids' time a little differently depending on the needs of the group.

Kids Bible Adventures happen on Wednesday evenings in the spring and fall.  This is during our Fellowship Family Nights.  While adults and teens attend their own groups, kids get to explore the Bible together.  Recently, we've been working on Bible literacy by understanding the divisions of the Bible and the books in each one.

When is your infant/child dedication?

At FOC, infant and child dedication happens annually on Mother's Day.  We find this to be a great time to celebrate families who are committing to raise their children to follow the Lord.

 

 

 

 

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Jessica Perez

MDO & Children's Director