Children

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth. —3 John 1:4

Our children’s ministry seeks to join with families in the life-changing work of encouraging children as they grow in their knowledge and faith. We strive to provide a place where children can explore God’s world, ask questions, express their faith, and feel loved. Our ministry works to create a warm and inviting place for children, so that they can grow in their understanding of God and develop a personal faith that will last a lifetime.

 

 

Weekly Programs

Sunday School classes for children meet on the third floor of the Education Wing beginning at 9:30am each Sunday. Classes are divided by grade (1st-2nd and 3rd-5th), and are instructed by a regular rotation of caring teachers and parents. If you are interested in finding a class for your child, please see a greeter at the entrance to the Rotunda.

*Children’s Handbells meets on Tuesday afternoons in the Gym after school. Laurens Elementary and E.B. Morse students are picked up in the church mini-bus from school. After snacks and a brief fellowship time, students begin handbell practice. Participating in this ministry is a fantastic way to learn teamwork and music fundamentals. For more information on Children’s Handbells take a look at our Music Ministry page.

*Children’s Choir begins at 5:45 on Wednesday evenings. Your child will learn basics of music including movement, instruments, singing skills, scripture, Bible stories and music fundamentals. The yearly Children’s Musical is the highlight of the year for our Children’s choir—and a treat for parents and church members alike! For more information on Choir opportunities for Children, take a look at our Music Ministry page.

*Kids on Mission meets on Wednesday nights following Children’s Choir. The classes also meet on the third floor of the Education Wing and are similarly divided by grade into two classes. Our missions curriculum and devoted teachers help students learn that they can share Jesus, just as they hear about people who spread the gospel all over the world!

*These programs are offered September-April and will not meet during Summer unless otherwise noted.

 

Upcoming Events

 

valentines-dinnerFather/Daughter Valentine Dinner
February 13 in Bobo Hall
All girls through 5th grade, please join us for a fun night out with your Dad! We’ll have games, treats, and a special Valentine dinner just for you! Please call the church office to sign up or email Elizabeth (elizabeth@fbclaurens.org)
letting her know you are coming by Wednesday, Feb. 4.

 

Easter-Egg-Hunt-ImageEaster Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 28 at the Martha Franks Villa
Please join us for lots of fun activities, hot dog lunch, and of course, our annual Egg Hunt!

Father/Son Retreat to Camp McCall
June 11 – June 13  mccall1
This is a 3-day, 2-night camp for boys who have completed 1st-4th grade during the 2014-2015 school year. If you have a love for the outdoors, love for each other, and most importantly, love for God and a desire to grow closer to Him, you will not want to miss this adventurous time! Lots of exciting activities include: swimming, hiking, zip lines, action games, ropes courses, water slides, climbing walls, rappelling towers, fishing, sports,giant swings, campfires, night games, adventure recreation, skill-building and so much more! Cost is $125 per
person. Registration begins February 16th so please let Elizabeth know as soon as possible
if you wish to sign up!

 

Passport-KidsPASSPORT Kids! Camp
July 12 – July 15
This is a 4-day, 3-night camp for boys and girls who have completed 3rd-6th grade during the 2014-2015 school year. This camp will take place at Converse College and is filled with fun, Faith-building programming and hands-on missions education.
At camp, your kids will discover God’s love and practice being followers of Jesus
through a jam-packed schedule of Bible studies, missions education, recreation, and worship.
Cost is $254 per person. You may sign your child up now to reserve their spot, with a non-refundable $60 deposit. Final payment is due by May 15, 2015.

Mark your Calendar for Summer opportunities!

 

Camp McCall June 11-13 (Boys who have completed 1st-4th grade during 2014-2015 school year)

VBS June 21-25 (Ages 3 – 5th Grade, *child must be potty trained*)

Passport Kids July 12-15 (All children who have completed 3rd-6th grade during 2014-2015 school year)

Fine Arts August 2-6 (All children who have completed 1st-5th grade during the 2014-2015 school year)

 

Parents/Families

Strengthening and supporting families is a priority in our ministry. Ask one of our staff members or volunteers about upcoming family programs or resources available for parents, children, and families.

For more information regarding our Children’s Ministry, email Elizabeth Franklin or call 864.984.7500.

 

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