The Children’s Ministry Team of Fountain City Presbyterian Church is very committed to the children of our church having a solid Biblical foundation. We want to ensure that by using the following guidelines when making decisions for our children.
The Nursery is located on the 1st floor of the Davis Education Building and ministers to children birth to pre-kindergarten. Children are met each week by a paid nursery worker to ensure structure and consistency. Children are divided by age and the classroom names are listed below. The nursery is open from 9:20 to 11:40
Birth to 1 year - Baby Angels Classroom
1 year to 3 years-Pooh and Friends Classroom, Room 109
Sunday School Hour - 9:20-10:20
During the Sunday School hour, children in the nursery have an age appropriate Bible story, prayer time, fun Christian music and play time. After a child’s 3rd Birthday (when parents feel that they are ready) they are promoted to the 3 year old – Pre-Kindergarten class.
The pre-school class is located on the 2nd floor, Room 204. The curriculum used is HeartShaper, and the class is lovingly taught by Bruce and Donna Hager and Laurismar Wrinkle.
School Age Children
Sunday school begins with music and snacks from 9:20-9:30 and then separates for lessons. All of our classes for school age children use the Gospel Light Curriculum.
Grades K-1 – Meet in Room 206 and are taught by Laura Connelly and Rob Riehl.
Grades 2-3 – Meet in Room 205 and are taught by Angela Bell.
Grades 4-5 Meet in Room 203 and are taught by Carol Smith.
During our worship service there is Extended Session for Pre K and elementary age children. Extended session meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays. The children remain in worship with their families on the 1st Sunday to participate in Holy Communion and the 5th Sunday to participate in leading worship by ushering. The children leave the service the other Sundays before the sermon to attend Extended Session where they have their own Bible lesson. There is Extended Session September – April (except during the month of December).
On Wednesday evenings during the school year, we have a variety of music and Bible study programs for children of all ages.
5:50-6:30-Melody Makers Choir (2nd grade- 5th grade) meets in the 3rd floor choir room.
6:00-6:30-Cherub Choir (age 3-1st grade) meets in the children's music room on the 2nd floor
6:30-7:30 - K-5th meets in the K-1st SS room on the second floor, Room 206.
FCPC’s mission program for children, K-5th grades, is called Mission Kids! Each child who accepts the challenge to become a "Mission Kid" embarks on an adventure to help in various local, national, and international missions and works as a helper for God in making a difference in His world! They are motivated and empowered into becoming missionaries and in the process continue to grow spiritually. This program is separate from Sunday School and Wednesday night programs and meets several times per year. Examples of missions include:
* picking up trash in Fountain City Park;
* planting dogwood trees in the churchyard;
* visiting and delivering goodie bags to Parkview Assisted Living residents;
* collecting canned corn for Fountain City Ministry Center;
* collect change for various charities like Pennies for Peace;
* Rice Bowls and Family Promise;
* cleaning resident rooms at the Cerebral Palsy House;
* sending letters to U. S. Troops;
* collecting seed packets to send with Belize Mission Team to families in Belize;
* preparing and serving lunch to Habitat for Humanity volunteers;
*assemble meal bags for VMC residents.
At the end of each mission, they leave knowing they did something truly important, something God wanted them to, and they can't wait until they return for their next mission assignment.