Children's Ministry

We believe children are a valuable gift from God.  Through loving relationships and structured activities, we help our children grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally, and socially.

Our preschool ministry is committed to a child-friendly environment that emphasizes learning through play.  The grade-school ministry (grades 1 through 5) is committed to age-appropriate teaching that enhances the learning style of each age group.  We support and encourage parents as they lead their children to a foundation of knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ.

Vacation Bible School, Children’s day trips, camps & recreation, and discipleship opportunities are offered during the summer.

Bible Study

Every Sunday morning for children birth-5th grade Bible Study is offered from 9:45 to 10:45.  Preschool classrooms are located in the Family Life Center (Infants – Kindergarten).  Grade School classrooms are located in the Discipleship Center (Grades 1-5).  Our children are taught by volunteers who are church members and are screened for security purposes.  Each classroom has two teachers at all times.

Extended Teaching Care (ETC)

Extended teaching care (ETC) is an extended teaching time for children ages birth to 4.  It is designed to be an extension of the learning that has taken place in Bible Study.  We have a team of caring volunteers that rotate every four to six weeks during the worship service (10:45 – 12:00).

Music Education

Children 3 years old through 5th grade participate in music activities and choir on Wednesday evenings during the school year.  Children have opportunities to sing during Sunday morning worship services throughout the year and for other special presentations. Materials utilized are from Celebrating Grace as well as other publishers. Preschool choirs meet in the Family Life Center.  Grades 1-5 choirs meet in the Discipleship Center.

Missions Education

Children 3 years old through 5th grade participate in mission activities (stories, crafts, prayer times, games, service opportunities and more) on Wednesday nights during the school year.  Children also have the opportunity to participate in several special activities such as lock-ins, camping trips, mission projects, and seasonal studies.  Materials are published by Women’s Missionary Union, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the North American Mission Board.

Wednesday Schedule (September – May)

*2019 Wednesday Activities will resume September 4, 2019

4:45 – 5:30 PM – Grades 1- 5 Children’s Hand-bells – Sanctuary.
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Family Dinner for all ages – Family Life Center (FLC) Dinning Hall – Adults $5, Children $3
6:00 – 7:20 PM – Preschool – K (Ages 3 – Kindergarten) Music & Missions – FLC
6:00 – 6:45 PM – Grades 1-5 Children’s Choirs – Discipleship Center (DC)
6:45 – 7:30 PM – Grades 1-5 Missions – Girls in Action (GAs) & Royal Ambassadors (RAs) – DC

Summer 2019!

Vacation Bible School!
Monday June 17- Thursday June 20, 6 – 8 PM
Age 3 (by January 1, 2019) – Completed 5th grade – No charge for participants! For more details and registration click here.

Infants and Toddlers Splash and Play Date! 
Saturday Morning July 13, 9:00- 11:30 AM
 
Ages birth- 2 years and their parents, lets get together and splash and play! This is a chance for the youngest ones to grow socially and emotionally through a fun time of fellowship with friends! We’ll meet at a local park to splash and play and enjoy a picnic lunch afterward. Email Jamie Winkler at jwinkler@fbc-h.org for more specific details and to sign up. 

Summer Scripture Skills!
Sunday Evenings 5 – 6 PM
 – July 7, 14, 21 and August 4, 11, 18
Rising 3th – 5th graders are invited to participate in this six week journey of learning the books of the Bible and memorizing some key passages of Scripture! Email Jamie Winkler at jwinkler@fbc-h.org for more specific details and to sign up.

Pre-K Music and Arts Day!
Monday July 22, 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Age 3 (by July 22, 2019) – Rising Kindergartners. Cost is $5. The Pre-K Music & Arts Day is a chance for preschoolers age 3-5 to experience praising God through the Fine Arts. Age appropriate classes will include experiences in singing, playing instruments, visual art, creative movement, and Bible lessons. A fee of $5.00 per child will help us provide a healthy snack and supplies for our fun-filled morning. For more details and to register, click here.

Music and Arts Camp! 
Tuesday July 23- Friday July 26, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Rising 1st – 5th graders.  Cost is $20.
Music and Arts Camp is a 4-day experience for children that combines Christian faith and scripture with the Fine Arts. Age appropriate camp classes will include experiences in singing, playing instruments, music appreciation, visual art, creative movement, and Bible lessons. A fee of $20.00 per child will help us provide healthy snacks and supplies during the week. A presentation for families and friends will be on Friday, July 26, at 11:30am. For more details and to register, click here.