Children

Children

Presbyterian kids connection

Save these dates for PKC! Presbyterian Kids Connection for 3rd – 5th grades, once a month group on Sundays, Noon – 2:00 pm.

  • Oct 23 – Invisible Forces Science with Leigh Adams – It may seem a little bit spooky until you understand what’s going on with these unseen forces!
  • Nov 13 – Build a House with David Galloway – Provide a winter shelter for a blue bird while learning a little bit about this awesome creation of God.
  • Dec 11 – Tinsel Trail fun!
  • Jan 22 – Field trip to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to see the cranes, with Park Ranger David Young
  • Feb 26 – TBD
  • Mar 26 – Puppet Skills Workshop and Plan Puppet Show for Easter
  • Apr 2 – Practice Puppet Show for Easter
  • May 21  –  Lunch downtown, Big Spring Park games, ice cream

We want all children to be so comfortable here at First Presbyterian Church that they think of this as their “home away from home.” Our goal is to make all children feel welcome and remind them that they are God’s most beloved creation. 

Kingdom Kids (Kindergarten-5th grade Sunday School)

  • Children become familiar with the stories of our faith by exploring scripture in creative and engaging ways. In early grades young children engage bible stories with a worship focus. Students in the middle grades begin to compare the stories to what they know in their own life. In the later grades children develop bible skills and explore major themes that run throughout the Bible, seeing those connections between Old Testament, New Testament, and faith lived out today.
    • 9:30-9:50 a.m. – Music Assembly
    • 9:50-10:30 a.m. – Class Time
      • We gather with 4 year olds and younger children in Room 108/109 (first room on the first floor of the Christian Education wing) for the Peepers Class! They have very special time of music and then hear and work
        with a Bible story each week. There is time for creative play and coloring, too! 
      • K & 1st graders meet in Room 009 and follow an adaptation of the Godly Play curriculum, a Montessori method of storytelling with a worship focus. They gather back in the story circle at the end to read the story text from the Bible and have a feast. Kindergarten children received the Spark Story Bible to enjoy reading with their parents at home.
      • 2nd & 3rd graders will meet in Room 010 and use the Holy Moly curriculum to explore Bible stories by imagining how the characters feel about what is happening. They engage in these ways:
        • View a short video about the story with lots of emotions showing on the faces of the characters
        • Read a storybook version of the story in an illustrated booklet
        • Find the story in the NRSV Connect Bible building bible skills
        • Art activity and closing prayer
      • 4th & 5th graders meet in Room 012. Using the Connect curriculum and a special Connect Bible, they look up anchor texts and are pointed to other texts that explore a new theme each week. They tab and mark and doodle in their bibles as they explore connections to the theme and to their lives.