If you are visiting with us for the first time, we invite you to check in at the FirstKids Welcome Desk. You may enter the children’s area under the blue awning on Marion Street. A greeter will welcome you, get your children checked in and walk you to your classroom. Preschool and Children’s Sunday School begins at 9 am. Additionally, we provide extended care for preschoolers through age four during morning worship.
Awana is a program for children that incorporates scripture memory with games, awards, worship time and special theme nights. Don’t miss the fun this year at Awana as we learn about the Great Commission and how we share the Good News of Jesus!
Cubbies: (ages 3 & 4 by September 1st) meet in room 21
Sparks: (K5-2nd grade) meet in the Estep Family Life Center gym
T&T: (3rd-5th grade) meet in the Children’s Center
Childcare is provided for children under the age 2
Cubbies, Sparks and T&T members are encouraged to bring dues. Handbooks are required for all participants. T-shirts and vests are optional, but recommended for award display. Scholarships are available. Please contact the Children’s Ministry Office at 803-343-8561 if you need more information.
Music & Missions takes place during the school year and gives children an opportunity to participate in choir and learn about world missions.
Children’s choir begins at 6:00pm with classes for children ages 3 – 5th grade. Children enjoy various activities while preparing for their Spring Musical and also periodically perform during our Sunday morning worship services.
Missions start at 6:45 with special projects, interaction with missionaries, and occasional field trips. Boys in 1st-5th grades participate in RA’s (Royal Ambassadors). Girls in 1st – 5th grades participate in GA’s (Girls in Action). Preschoolers ages 3 – kindergarten participate in Mission Friends.
Nursery is provided for children under age 2.
Fun Friday is a night of fun at the church for kids and a night out for parents held several Friday nights per year. Fun Friday includes fun games, crafts, pizza and a movie. Fun Friday is $5 per child. Parents may register online or at the FirstKids welcome desk.
Please call 803-343-8561 for more information.
We want to make your experience with FirstKids pleasant. Be prepared to check-in at the Children’s Center Desk before going into the classroom. There will be volunteers or staff there to assist you.
Please bring your child’s belongings in a labeled bag and label all belongings (with a Sharpie or masking tape).
Why should I get involved?
Jesus told us to allow the children to come to Him and not to hinder them. Helping children come to know Jesus as Savior and learn to follow Him is one of the most vital responsibilities of the Church. According to George Barna, the probability of someone embracing Jesus as his or her Savior was 32% for those between the ages of 5 and 12 and decreases rapidly after that. If people do not embrace Jesus Christ as their Savior before they reach their teenage years, the chance of their doing so at all is slim.
Where can I get involved?
FirstKids Ministries depends on dedicated and willing volunteers who meet our qualifications and have gone through our screening process. FBC members may serve in one or more of the following areas:
Sunday School: teachers – every Sundays from 9:00am to 10:15am for ages birth through fifth grade
Studio 10:10: Drama, music and technical assistance (video, sound & lighting) – Sundays from 9:00am to 10:15am
AWANA: small group leaders and support team members – Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM from August through April
RA, GA and Mission Friends leaders – Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:30 during the school year
PALS: care providers for nursery through age four during the morning worship service on Sundays from 10:15 to 11:45 (on a rotating basis approximately once every six weeks)
Good News Club: an after school program once a week sharing the Gospel (six weeks in the fall, six weeks in the spring)
VBS: small group leaders, craft leaders, music team, snack team and support folks for all ages
Fall Festival: please check back in the fall for information on this
Want to Serve? Let us know!
Fill out the form below and we’ll contact you! We’d love to get to know you, show you around and find a great place for you to serve with FirstKids! After we meet, there are a few forms to fill out and a periodic First Kids 101 training class. But we can explain all of that in person! Call our office if you have any questions. (803-343-8561)