Opportunities for Children & Youth
Childcare/Nursery Care —
We offer childcare for children of all ages during the 9:30 AM education time so that parents who wish to attend an adult class can do so. We also offer Nursery care for our youngest children (infants up to preschool age) throughout the 11:00 AM worship time. Both of these care opportunities are provided by Emily Harting, a highly skilled caregiver who is certified in Early Childhood Education and who has many years of experience with First Baptist Church.
Where to find it: Look for childcare opportunities in the Infant/Toddler Room on the main level of the church.
Multi-Age Children’s Class — This year we will be continuing our new education experience for our children and youth, beginning on Sunday, September 27th. We will continue our class as a one-room schoolhouse structured classroom and a rotation-style curriculum with multiple learning stations designed for various ages and learning styles. Children from preschool age to grade five will meet together with adult teachers and Middle School /Senior High Youth as leaders and mentors. This class will meet during the 11:00 worship hour and will begin after the “Stepsitters” children’s message. The class will incorporate music, singing, movement, story-telling, and hands-on projects, all guided by the excellent curriculum, Come Join the Circle, which seeks to teach not only about the stories of faith but about the work of social justice and advocacy in the world and to empower children and youth to act and to do good out in the wider world.
Where to find it: Look for our multiage class in Upstairs Nursery I, located on the main level of the church.
NEW Middle School/Senior High Class Adventure and Experience!
This year, the Christian Education committee is offering something new for our Middle School and Senior High youth! Rather than meet in a traditional weekly class format, we are inviting all middle school and senior high youth to join us once a month (the 4th Sunday of each month!), right after worship, for a meal and conversation around the table about the Bible, faith, issues and questions in your everyday lives, and the places where these all intersect. The first gathering will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, and we want to get your input on what you would like from a gathering like this at that time. Meet in the kitchen at noon/immediately after worship, and we’ll take it from there! (Parents/families – please note that Esther Redington is also holding the newly revitalized children’s choir on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, immediately after worship, so we hope that for families with younger/older sibling mixes, it will be helpful to have all these events aligned – please let Julie Flowers know if you have any questions, ideas, or feedback!)