FPC Children

We love and cherish your children and are devoted to their continued faith formation. Your child will be cared for by a church family who knows them and loves them just as Christ knows and loves them.

Our children’s ministry boasts a well-rounded Christian Education that aims towards a love of Christ, mission, and belonging.

We take great care in learning your children by name so they know they’re loved and cared for from the start. We want them to feel comfortable to take on life’s challenges and grow into the fellowship of the church. 

During Worship

Invisible Box - All closed on page open

Nursery

Each Sunday we offer a nursery for children ages birth to two years old in P311. When you first arrive at the nursery room, you’ll be met by a greeter or officer to help you get checked in.

Drop off begins at 10:30 a.m. and pick up after worship.

Children older than two are encouraged to participate in First Church or worship with their family.

First Church

First Church is offered during worship services for children age three through first grade. After the Children’s Time, children leave to participate in a simplified worship service that offers an opportunity for children to help lead worship and learn worship skills, followed by an activity to reinforce the Bible story of the day. Children rejoin their families in the sanctuary during the last hymn.

During worship, September-May

Worship Bags

We supply worship bags for children in second through fifth grades. Worship bags are designed to engage children in worship and are constantly changing to focus on different areas of worship. They often include engaging activities to reinforce the order of worship and encourage participation in the service.

Sunday School

10 a.m. | September-May

Children’s Sunday School takes place during the formation hour.

Fall 2021

• Ages three and four attend the Pre-K class (pre-readers)
• Kindergarten, first, and second grade
• Third and fourth grade – “How to use your Bible” class
• Fifth grade – “Who am I” class

Spring 2022

• Ages three and four attend the Pre-K class (pre-readers)
• Kindergarten, first, second, third grade
• Fourth and fifth grade – Catechism

Children’s Choirs

Each week, your children have the opportunity to join with our Children’s Choirs. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. and sing in worship several times throughout the year.

Carol Choir (TK-grade 1)

Rehearsals Wednesday | 6-7 p.m.

Carol Choir provides the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of music, singing, fellowship and faith all at the same time! Through songs and games, these young musicians will not only participate in worship through their music, they they will also learn teamwork and be brought closer to God and others.

Kirk Choir (grades 2-5)

Rehearsals Wednesday | 6-7 p.m.

Whether you already know the fundamentals of choir or not, all are welcome in this group. Singers will learn the fundamental of singing, proper choral techniques, musicality, teamwork, and, most importantly, the ministry of praising God through music. Kirk Choir participates in worship through the year, in Singing in the Season, and presents a musical in the spring.

Beginning Handbells (grades 2-4)

Rehearsals Wednesday | 7-7:20 p.m.

This beginner ensemble focuses on handbell basics of reading notes, rythm, and musicianship. No music reading experience is required. This group rehearses weekly and rings in worship during the year.

Schools

First Presbyterian Church has a long history of creating a Christian environment and nurturing children in Charlotte. We offer two distinct schooling options: the Child Development Center and Weekday School.

Have Questions?

We’d love to answer them for you.

Please reach out through the button below.