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.
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.
Recreation and Bible Study is weekly from 6:00-7:00pm in the FLC. Students participate in a group Bible Study followed by an organized Recreation time in the gym. Snacks are served afterward!
*Children’s Handbells meets on Tuesday afternoons in the Choir Room 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-May and will not meet during Summer unless otherwise noted.
Trunk or Treat
First Baptist’s annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Thursday evening, October 31st. The event will begin with a cookout dinner at 5:00pm and will conclude at 7:30pm. Walk or ride over to the First Baptist parking lot for a safe and fun place to take the kids for candy, games and costumes this Halloween! Guests are welcome, so help us spread the word about this event!
Campfire and Capture the Flag
FBC’s Children’s Ministry is making the most out of the student holiday this month by holding a hotdog roast on October 17 at the home of Carroll and Nancy Thompson. After dinner we’re going to have a game of glow-in-the-dark capture the flag. Bring a flashlight, a big appetite, and a friend to this free event. The event will begin at 5:30pm and we will wrap up around 9:00pm. Call the church or email Chuck Peek to sign-up!
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 Chuck Peek or call 864.984.7500.
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