One of the most important things we do as a family of faith is educate our children. It is essential to our life together to teach our youngest disciples the stories of Jesus and all of our ancestors in the faith that come to us through the Bible. Even from the youngest age, our children will learn about our life of faith in Jesus, God's amazing love for them, and how grace really does change us. They learn that even the youngest disciples can make a difference in this world.
The Book of Confessions (PCUSA) states "The Lord enjoined his ancient people to exercise the greatest care that young people, even from infancy, be properly instructed." Children begin their care at First Presbyterian Church in our nursery, staffed with qualified, trained attendants in a safe environment. As they grow, they progress through age-appropriate classes and groups.
By fourth grade, generally, students enter catechism class, where they learn the Children's Catechism over the course of spring semester. The Children's Catechism (pronounced kætəˌkizəm; from Greek: κατηχέω, to teach orally) is a summary introduction to the doctrine and sacraments of the Church.
Children's Ministry involves Sunday School all year long, an annual Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School each summer, caroling at Christmas, and special trips and activities throughout the year.
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