COVID-19 Ministry Update
Winshape Camps for Communities – Winshape has cancelled their programs for the summer. If you had previously registered, they have stated they will be issuing refunds for any monies paid toward camp this summer. A well informed message was sent out to parents recently. If you have not received that email, you can view it here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact them directly at 844.972.2677
Several children’s day camp activities on the calendar at the Estep Family Life Center have also been cancelled. These include Art Camp and Flag Football camp. Please check the information under Estep Family Life Center for details or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.343.8598 with questions.
FirstKids Sunday School
Cancelled until the church reopens
The preschool and children’s ministry serves as a partnership with parents in the spiritual growth and development of children. We prioritize a safe and loving environment where children can grow in Christ.
We offer Sunday School every week for babies through fifth grade. Our grade school classes go to their individual rooms first checking in with their teachers and doing some warm-up games. A little while later everyone comes to the Red Room for group activities, worship, and a bible story. During the last period grade schoolers return to their classrooms for some small group discussion.
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Cancelled until the church reopens
Ages 3 – 4
K5 – 2nd Grade
Truth & Training
3rd – 5th grade
Awana is a program for children that incorporates scripture memory with games, awards, worship time and special theme nights. Don’t miss the fun 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 Children’s Center
T&T: (3rd-5th grade) meet in the Children’s Center
FirstKids choir begins at 5:45 pm for children ages 3 – 5th grade. (FirstKids Choir Rehearsals have been cancelled until the church reopens.) Children enjoy various activities while preparing for their Spring Musical and also periodically perform during our Sunday morning worship services. The choir is split into two groups, preschool and grade school.
Missions start at 6:45 pm with special projects, learning about the mission field, and growing in relationship with Jesus. (Missions have been cancelled until the church reopens.) Boys and Girls in grade school participate in RA’s (Royal Ambassadors) and GA’s (Girls in Action). Preschoolers ages 3 – kindergarten participate in Mission Friends.
Girls in Action
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).
Nursery Hours (cancelled until the church reopens)
Sunday Mornings – 9:00 – 11:30 am
Sunday Evenings – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evenings – 5:00 – 7:45 pm
We are periodically able to provide childcare during special events and during bible studies. Check with our office to learn about specific days and times the nursery is open. Call 803-343-8561
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Calendar of Events
WinShape – June 8-12
Flag Football – June 15-18
Art – June 22-25
VBS – July 13-17
Manners – July 20-22
Soccer – July 27-30
Worship Arts – August 3-7
The Children’s Library collection contains Bible stories, character development stories, learn to read books, books about missionaries, adventures stories, sports stories, graphic books of the Bible, and books on how to become a Christian.
The Children’s Library also contains many DVDs, parenting books, and examples of Bibles for children that parents can peruse. These resources are here for you. Check them out!
The Children’s Library (for children through grade 5 or 12 years of age) is located in the Children’s Center in room 35.
Hours of operation are: 8:45 – 9:15 am on Sundays and 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Wednesdays and other times as prearranged.
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