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

Fourth Annual FBC Super Bowl Breakfast for ALL ages!
Sunday, January 31st at 8:00am
Join us to hear David Akers, all pro and two time Super Bowl Kicker! Tickets are $10 each. Please call 984-7500 to sign up!

Children’s Valentine Party at the Capitol Theatre
Friday, February 12th  6:00pm – 9:30pm!
Children ages 5K – 5th Grade are invited to join us for a hotdog supper, private movie, and ice cream while the parents enjoy a night out for Valentine’s! Children under 5K are welcome, but a parent will need to be present.
Cost is $10 per child (covers movie & dinner)
Please call the church office or email Elizabeth (click link…elizabeth@fbclaurens.org) to sign-up by Wednesday, February 10th.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Villa!
Saturday, March 19th  Details coming soon!

Vacation Bible School
Sunday, June 12 – Thursday, June 16
Details coming soon!

Father/Son Retreat to Camp McCall
June 30 – July 2
Completed 1st-4th grade
Cost: $135 per person
Registration begins February 15th!
Please let Elizabeth (click link…elizabeth@fbclaurens.org) know if you wish to sign-up!
March 1 – Deposit #1 ($45)
April 1 – Deposit #2 ($45)
May 1 – Deposit #3 ($45)

PASSPORTkids! Camp
July 5 – July 8
Converse College
(Completed 3rd – 6th Grade)
Cost: $285 per camper
Registration begins February 1st!
To sign-up, please contact Elizabeth (click link…elizabeth@fbclaurens.org)!
March 1 – Deposit #1 ($95)
April 1 – Deposit #2 ($95)
May 1 – Deposit #3 ($95)
If more than one child per family is signing up to go, the younger sibling receives a 15% discount!

Fine Arts Institute
Sunday, July 31 – Thursday, August 4
Details coming soon!

 

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.