top of page
IMG_9487.jpeg
Untitled-1_edited.png

"Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me and do not stop them, 
because the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”  (Matthew 19:14)

Nursery Care (3 and under)

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship services. Childcare is also available in our cheery Nursery, Room 101 where children 3 years old and under are supervised by our professional caregivers. We provide parents and guardians with silent pagers by which you can be contacted during the worship service if your child needs your attention.

 

Sunday School

Sunday school classes are from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. each Sunday, unless specified otherwise, during the school year (September to November and January to May).

  • Children's Sunday School

    • Children 4 years old through 5th grade meet upstairs. From 9:45-10:45am, children meet in their respective (Pre-k to 2nd Grade, 3-5th Grade) classrooms.

    • We use the PC(USA) Growing in Grace and Gratitude curriculum  Children see God’s grace in the biblical narrative and in our world today. The curriculum provides age-appropriate opportunities for responses of gratitude through claiming, celebrating, praying, and offering. It aims to embrace children in the grace of God through engagement with the Bible that echoes reformed worship: gathering in God’s grace, responding in gratitude, and loving and serving God.


Worship Opportunities for Kids

  • Worship Bags

    • During both services, children can pick up coloring pages, Worship Bags with children's bulletins and other fun things to help aid children in worship. Our activities are based on the scripture for that day.

  • Time with Children

    • During the 11 a.m. service, children are invited to come forward for a special lesson during the Time with Children. 

  • Help Lead Worship @ 11am

    • Each Sunday we aim to have children participate in worship. We have a variety of roles we hope children will jump into each week. Reach out to the Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Hannah Day Donoghue at Hannah@fpcarlington.org with questions.

Church-Wide Events

Many church-wide events include a special focus for children. Children regularly provide leadership for special services at Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and summer worship, as well as serving as liturgists throughout the year. 

Upcoming Events: 3/31 after worship, Easter Egg Hunt. 

Child Protection Policy

The members of First Presbyterian Church are committed to the safety, welfare, and protection of all children and youth participating in the activities of the church. Our Child Protection Policy outlines our efforts to adhere to the best practices for protecting our children, church, and volunteers. Copies can be obtained from the church office office@fpcarlington.org.

bottom of page