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First Pres VBS 2018

Start thinking about VBS now! 

Does your family look forward to VBS every year? Would you be able to volunteer? Know a family who would like to come? We're excited for a great week of VBS! 

All Hands On Deck! There are lots of ways for anyone from high school age and up to volunteer with VBS this year! Maybe you can help the week or weekend before by setting up or gathering and organizing supplies. Or maybe you can help during our VBS by leading a station, greeting people as they arrive, preparing snacks, or hanging out with a small group of kids. Whatever your gift is, we will need your help! 

Please use this link to REGISTER as a volunteer and/or for kids to attend at FPKidsVBS2018 Registration. Call Debbie Laur, Michal-ann Bell or Heidi Corona in the Kids Ministry Office if you have any questions.


May 4-6. We hope your family will come with us to Glorieta New Mexico (20 min south of SanteFe) for an incredible weekend away! There will be LOTS of fun activities, lots of free time to relax, and guest speaker Anthony Ceder, Senior Pastor of Matthews Memorial in Albany,Texas will be talking about God's plan for Christian Community.

Click here for pricing, more info and registration: All Church Retreat Registration

About First Pres Kids Ministry...

First Pres Kids Ministry is a fun, safe and loving place for KIDS to learn about Jesus!

Come and meet Debbie Laur our Early Childhood Director! She loves to get little ones plugged in and having fun while they are learning about how much Jesus loves them! (Debbie just celebrated 20 years of faithful service on staff at First Pres.)

Michal-ann Bell is the Elementary Director at First Pres! She has a passion for teaching our Kids the Word of God in fun and creative ways! These women coordinate our many incredible volunteers to offer wonderful learning experiences for our Kids! We hope you will join us this week!                                                                                  


We would love for YOU to be a part of the Kids Ministry! Kids are wanted, parents are needed, and grandparents are some of our favorites! We have lots of places to serve: from teaching, to greeting/helping with check-in, to just being present to connect with the children God brings through our doors! For more information please contact us at We'd love to get your background check processed so you can get started working with our FPKids!

Special Needs:

If your child has any special needs which require a little extra care, THEY ARE WELCOME at FIRST PRES!! Feel free to contact our Early Childhood Director, Debbie Laur at, or our Elementary Director, Michal-ann Bell at, so we can explore ways to help you and your child have a meaningful experience at First Pres.

Spring Schedule 2018

The Early Childhood and Elementary classes at First Pres are starting a new curriculum called Faith Weavers NOW. The Youth will also be following this curriculum so that our families can openly discuss their Sunday School lessons together. Talking about our faith and the Bible at home is KEY in children keeping their faith as they grow up. A few times during 2018, the sermon series will follow the curriculum as well.

Sunday Mornings:

8:30 - 12:30 Nursery is available for infants 6 weeks– 24 months (first floor)

9:45 Sunday School Hour

Early Childhood – first floor of the Children’s Wing

Infants and Crawlers in the Nursery

Combined Preschool class for 2 years olds - 5 year olds in the Yellow Room

Elementary – upstairs in the Children’s Wing

9:45 Combined Gathering in room 232 

1st - 2nd Grade in Room 234

3rd Grade Room 243

4th - 5th Grade Room 245

11:00  Preschool worship for children through Kindergarten

Wednesday Evenings: (starts back January 6th)

7:00 - 8:00 Kids Ministry Programs

Early Childhood - Nursery for infants 6 weeks-23 months

   - 2 yrs through K- first floor of the Children’s Wing

 Elementary - 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th,5th grade - upstairs in the Children’s Wing

Be sure to start at the Check-In Kiosk when you arrive in the First Pres Kids Ministry! It is our desire to keep your children safe while they are in our care. Please click here for more information on the check-in system. Please go to the nursery desk and ask Debbie for assistance if you are new to the check-in kiosks!


We Practice Parenting in the Pew:

First Pres practices "Parenting in the Pew" during our worship services. This means that by the time children enter first grade, they worship alongside their family in the corporate worship services (also known as “Big Church”). If you have a kindergartner or first grader, it is time to start thinking about transitioning your child into worshiping in Big Church on Sunday mornings. Click here for ways to help with this transition. And here for more information on Parenting in the Pew.

We are here to offer you assurance through this process and encourage you and your child. If you have questions, concerns, or a unique situation, please feel free to meet with either or both of us. Another excellent, practical resource is the book Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman. If you don’t have a copy of this book, please let us know. We would love to give you one. Please call Debbie or Michal-ann in the Kids Ministry to set up a time. 


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