Children’s Ministries

Your resource for discovering some of the many ways your children can learn more about Jesus and get involved in the life of First Church. 

 

 

Our Children’s Ministry continues to grow and stays active. Our Director of Children’s Ministry, Sara Joines, keeps our kids busy. Our Kids Alive program has a lot to offer such as Children’s Church during both our 9-and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday mornings as well as Sunday School at 10 a.m., and Sunday evening programming for children ages three years through fifth grade. Our children also have various opportunities to participate in throughout the year such as our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, a Christmas play, and missions. We would love to have to join us. 

 

Kids ALIve!


Our Kids Alive! Sunday night programing follows the school calendar year and begins at 5 p.m. in our Education Building. Activities include children’s choir, dinner and a lesson. Sunday Night Live begins with choir for our Preschoolers and Kindergarteners while our 1st -5th group will have a lesson. We will all meet at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and then at 6 p.m. our groups will flip-flop and  our 1st-5th group will head to children’s choir while and preschool and kindergarten group does a lesson.

Upcoming Opportunities

January

Theme:  What can I Do? Jesus early life and ministry: In this four-week series from the Gospels, we’ll read about Jesus starting out his ministry and how he invited his followers — and us — to listen to God’s voice, trust Jesus knows us, trust God’s plans for us, and include people who aren’t like us.

January 21- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

January 28- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

 

February

Theme: Wow Jesus Miracles- In this four-week series, kids will take a look at some of the miracles that Jesus performed during his ministry. Through stories showing the power of Jesus, they’ll no doubt go, Wow! Jesus has the power to heal, to calm our fears, to provide, and to save.

February 4- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

February 11– Crazy Craft Night Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

February 18- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

February 25- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

 

March

Theme: Glow in the Dark- In this five-week series through the Gospels, we’ll follow Jesus’ life leading up to Easter to see some of the ways he can shine bright in our lives. As we explore, we’ll see Jesus is the light in the darkness. We’ll also learn how we can choose Jesus and know God hears our cries while celebrating how Jesus died and rose again!

March 3- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

March 10- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

March 17- Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

March 23–Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the church lawn from 10 a.m. to noon.

March 31- Easter Sunday No Kids Alive

 

April

Theme: Throw Back- In this four-week series, kids will travel through the decades and see that the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels are always trending. As we hear from Jesus, we’ll see it’s always good to be humble, we can always forgive, Jesus is always fair, and love always needs action.

April 7- Celebrate Unicorn Day Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

April 14- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

April 21- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

April 28- Sunday Night Live 5pm Preschool and Kindergarten Choir and 1st -5th Lesson, 5:30pm Dinner, 6pm 1st-5th Choir, and preschool and kindergarten lesson.

 

May

Theme: One Small Step

May 5- Church Picnic No Sunday Night Live

May 12- Mother’s Day No Sunday Night Live

May 19- End of Year Pool Party

May 26- No Sunday Night Live

 

Tentative Summer 2024 Dates

June 2024

Theme: Recess

June 11- Popsicles and Playground Games

 

July 2024

Theme: Turn it up

July 14-17 – VBS 2024

 

August 2024

August 3- Back to School Bash 11-1

 


To learn more about the current Children’s programming being offered at First Church, or how to sign-up for weekly updates from our Children’s Minister, email Sara Joines at childrensministry@firstchinagrove.org or call 704-857-9713 ext. 12.