We love our First Kids! With programs available for ages Birth -5th grade, we are here to support our kids and their families through Faith Formation.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!!”
We offer classes from our youngest disciples in the Nursery up through 5th grade. During our time together we will grow in our Faith through Bible stories, songs, crafts and sharing.
We welcome all ages in worship and enjoy Children’s Time together in the service. Extended Worship is a time for our little ones to leave the sanctuary and learn about the days message on their level.
wednesday night live
Our midweek faith formation time with Bible study, choir and much more begins at 5:30 pm each Wednesday evening from September through November and January through March. Concluding at 6:30 pm, as the children and their families are encouraged to join their church family for the midweek meal in the Kirk.
We invite our families to reserve a meal and enjoy fellowship in the Kirk.
This is a wonderful night to refuel for the remainder of the week!
first grade worship education
Worship Education is offered to our first graders to prepare them for their time as an active participant in Worship. We will learn about Baptism, Communion, the parts of the service and how to use the bulletin as a guide for Worship.
third grade worship education
Worship Education for our third graders will be a more in-depth educational time as they review the “What is…Baptism, Communion and the parts of Worship. In addition, they will learn the books of the Bible and how they can take part in Worship by reciting the Apostle’s Creed and The Lord’s Prayer. At the conclusion of the Third Grade Worship Education, each participant will be presented with a Bible to read and enjoy as they continue to grow in the faith.
Fifth grade worship education
preschool bible studies
Our youngest First Kids will spend their time learning about God through song and play.
Early Christian Awareness for 6 month to 2 year olds
Faith Foundations for 2 year olds to 4 year olds
The nursery is open every Sunday for worship services and Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and for special church events. It is generally open 15 minutes before an event. Our purpose is to provide a safe, loving, fun, and comfortable environment for both you and your child. To accomplish this, our workers will talk, rock, walk, feed and play with the children to ensure they are content.
We believe your child is a special gift from God – so we want to provide the best care possible. In order for us to provide safe and loving care for your child, please:
- Label everything (bottle, diaper bag, pacifier, etc.);
- Sign your child in on the check-in form.
Coordinator of Children’s Faith Formation
Susan Brown is a native of Anderson and has been a member of First Presbyterian Church for over 25 years. She assumes the position of Coordinator of Children’s Faith Formation after retiring from Anderson School District Three. Susan is excited about joining the Faith Formation team at FPC and supporting families and children in their faith journey!
Susan is married to Stan Brown and they have 2 daughters, Kaitlyn and Caroline, a son-in law, Blake Jackson, and a precious grandson, Grier. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being outdoors!
As members of First Presbyterian Church of Anderson, we are called to create a community of faith that seeks the welfare of its members and visitors. Therefore, we are committed to the protection of all children, youth, and other persons participating in the activities and programs of First Presbyterian Church. The Safe Church Policy has evolved from a shared concern that the church must be a safe and secure place for our children, youth and adults.
Please read the Safe Church Policy and Procedures Manual if you are approved to serve in an area of ministry, then fill out the Statement of Compliance and Permission for Background Check Forms. These may be submitted digitally, or you may also print, complete and deliver to the Church office.