Children in Worship

Children are encouraged to worship with their families! The following programs are geared toward children and their families:

A room with a rocking chair, stained glass windows, and toys.

Pray-Ground

Our Pray-Ground is a safe space for infants and toddlers and their caregivers to wiggle, build, create, and play while still being an active part of worship as they develop an identity as valuable members of our community. For safety reasons, we kindly ask that you respect the restriction of only infants through preschoolers in the Pray-Ground. We also ask that children are monitored at all times by caregivers and that families clean up at the end of worship.

Eleven children and two adults work on a craft project around a table.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes for those 2 years old through 12th grade are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10:30 AM from September through May. Classes are led by caring and experienced teachers who enjoy sharing God’s Word with our children! We are using the Illustrated Ministry’s “An Illustrated Invitation: Joining God at Work in the World” curriculum, which highlights biblical stories from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Director of Children’s Ministry Kate Ciufo (kate@firstpresbelair.org). 

Twelve children stand in a line holding yellow flower "petals."

Children’s Church

This fan favorite is held on the 1st Sunday of the month from September through May. After the children’s sermon, preschool through 5th graders will move into Legacy Hall for a lesson and engaging activities while parents can remain in the Sanctuary for the Sermon. Children will return to worship in time for communion. In this photo, the children played “pin the petal on the flower” to create an imperfect flower, discussing John 4:1-42 and how God loves us even though we are imperfect.

Children singing

Children Lead Worship

The Children will lead the worship service on the 3rd Sunday of the month from September through May by serving as worship leader and ushers.

Two young children color while two older children stand behind them smiling.

Family Breakfast Church

On the 5th Sundays of the month, we will all worship together during breakfast in Legacy Hall.

Coloring books and crayons in a clear plastic rack.

Coloring Books & Crayons

Coloring books and crayons are always available on the table in the Narthex and will be re-stocked regularly. We love having our children in worship and we hope that keeping their little hands busy helps both parents and children!

Please see the Children and Youth page for details about fellowship activities and contact the Director of Children’s Ministry, Kate Ciufo (kate@firstpresbelair.org), for the 2022-2023 Children’s Ministry Safety Guidelines.