Loving and Supporting Community
At their baptism, we make promises to our children to educate, nurture, love, encourage and pray for them. We also promise as a community of faith to strengthen their ties to the church of Jesus Christ and to tell them the stories about Jesus and his love for them. At first Presbyterian Church in Northport, we follow through with these promises by providing Biblical and spiritual education, fellowship, worship, and outreach through programs like Sunday School, Carol Choir, Worship in Motion, and Children’s Ministry annual events.
At FPC Northport we remember our lessons and stories from Sunday School growing up so we value teaching those lessons. Kids pre-K through 5th grade are invited to join us each Sunday morning following the Children’s Sermon. Because we value families being together for communion, there is no Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month.
This year we are happy to be using the Holy Moly Curriculum from Sparkhouse.
What happens during a Holy Moly lesson?
Each lesson has four components. During Discover, kids watch an animated Bible story video. In Relate, they talk about the story they just watched. Then, in Connect, kids engage with the story again in their Bibles to understand the story. Finally, they complete the Create activity with their leaflets.
Need information for kids in 6th-12th grade? Please see the YOUTH page for more information. For families with younger children NURSERY care is also available.
On Family Sundays, usually the first Sunday of the month, children in Sunday School and older remain in worship for the entire service. This way they can participate in worship and partake of the Lord’s Supper. As there is every Sunday, there will be a Time With the Children during the morning worship service. There are also opportunities throughout the year for children to be involved in worship leadership through liturgy or prayers or music.
Bible Sunday for Second Graders
Every year, The First Presbyterian Church Children’s Ministries Committee presents Bibles to second graders in the early fall. One of the most significant actions we take as a church is to give our children Bibles. As Christians of the reformed tradition, we believe that the Bible is the witness to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As God’s word to us, the Bible forms our life together and guides our belief and actions. For this reason, we share its stories and message with our children, and when they are old enough, we, the church, give them their own copy of the Bible to read. The Bible translation is The Deep Blue Kids Bible which follows along with the Deep Blue Sunday School Curriculum.
Communion Class for Children and Parents
For all children, 1st grade and older, who would like to know more about the sacrament of communion and experience the fellowship of being welcomed at the table, Rev. Rachel Vione will hold several classes throughout the year after worship. Parents are invited to attend so that the whole family can learn about the sacraments.
The Annual Sunday School Christmas Pageant
During worship on the third Sunday in December. Visit our calendar for more information