First Presbyterian Church | Huntington, WV

Children’s Ministry

Know — Grow — Go

 

Our Purpose is …

  • to help children know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
  • to help children grow in their faith as followers of Jesus; and
  • to help children go out into the world to represent Him.

Our Goals …

FPC provides a loving and stimulating environment that allows all children the opportunity to develop:

  • a dynamic relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • a loving relationship with brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • a love and hunger for the Word of God.
  • the skills to put their faith into action (worship, prayer, service, Bible study, giving).
  • the desire to continually seek and follow God’s Will.

LOGOS

Our mid-week miracle, for children Pre-K through high school, meets Wednesdays, September through March, from 4:30-7:45pm. Logos, where everyone is treated as a child of God, has been a cherished ministry at FPC for well over 20 years. Many children who grew up attending Logos are now volunteering in a myriad of adult positions! The program is designed to build strong, loving, Christian relationships. Four components are integral to Logos—Bible Study, Recreation/Play, Family Time and Worship Skills. Everyone is treated as a child of God as they play, share, study, sing, create, eat and laugh together! We enjoy a sense of family, too. Parents, members of the congregation and church staff all share their time, talents and gifts to make this wonderful ministry possible. Come experience Logos!

The Nursery

The youngest members of our church family and visiting families are lovingly cared for by our trained staff and volunteers in a secure and nurturing environment. Seeing to the needs of each child who passes through our Nursery doors is priority number one. Childcare is available during worship services, Sunday School, Logos, Bible Studies, Special Programs and Vacation Bible School. The Nursery is located on the Fourth Level, Rooms 411 and 412.

The Promise Patch

This ministry, for children ages 3, 4 and 5, meets every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30. Through Bible stories, artistic expression and play, this group celebrates the love of Jesus and the joy Christians share when they’re together. The curriculum is Growing in Grace & Gratitude. The children have take-home supplements that encourage Grace Sightings! The Promise Patch is located on the First Level, Room 118.

Agape Village

This Workshop Rotation Sunday school program, for children in grades 1-5, meets every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30. In Agape Village our goal is to fully engage and excite children as they explore key Bible stories and truths that reveal God’s will and unconditional love. Units of study last 4-6 weeks, allowing children time to explore, process, apply and retain the concepts being taught through multiple uses of media, including drama, science, art, storytelling, computers, cooking, games, theater, puppets and music. We utilize many of the ways in which each child learns. The benefit is greater retention and a lot of fun! The Opening is in The Courtyard, Level Three, Room 316.

Children and Worship

This multi-sensory worship experience for children first grade and under, meets Sunday mornings during the 10:45 worship service, September through May, immediately following Time with Children. This is a special time when young children can experience and worship God. They meet in The Temple, Level Three, Room 317.

Tot Visits

Our youngest children bring cheer to our older church family members during monthly visits to Woodlands Health Care Facility. This is an exceptional relational experience that benefits both the children and adults, where special friendships are born and nurtured. Children learn the true meaning of compassion and how to share it with others, while adults are freely given moments of love and joy. Hugs are shared all around, and that can never be a bad thing in this safe and secure environment!

Vacation Bible School

Always held the last week of June, children in Preschool through Grade 5 learn Biblical truths through songs, storytelling, recreation, science, snacks and crafts. This is a full church-community event, where members and friends of all ages participate in a myriad of volunteer positions, beginning months in advance with the decorating teams and those who collect or donate items to be used, to the writing team, the up-front crew, teachers, helpers, shepherds, staff and, of course, the children!   A new theme is chosen each year.

Children’s Choirs

We have two Children’s Choirs at FPC, Sonshiners and Kids of the Kingdom. Both groups meet on Wednesday evenings as part of the Logos program. Each choir sings several times during Sunday morning worship while Logos is in session.

  • Sonshiners is for children in grades K through 2. The children sing, play fun games, use rhythm instruments and bell plates, all to enhance the music learning experience. They meet in the Courtyard, Level Three, Room 316.
  • Kids of the Kingdom is for children in grades 3 through 5. The children utilize Orff instruments, recorders, rhythm instruments, and hand chimes. They also study the Church Year seasons and their meanings. They meet in the Music Room, Level Five.

We’d love to have your children join us!