We serve children—and their families—from birth through grade six. Our aim is to partner with parents in the discipleship of their children. Our holistic approach to ministry values children and challenges them to become fully devoted Christ followers, not only when they “grow up” but in age appropriate ways now.
We attempt to engage children’s minds and hearts through developmentally appropriate Bible study and we watch for spiritual gifts to emerge and encourage children to use them in the church and in their daily lives. But most importantly, we listen. Our hope is that every child feels like family here and leaves knowing they are loved by God and by those who are sharing life with them.
At 9:00: Infants through kindergartners gather downstairs for playtime and Bible stories. 1st through 6th graders are always welcome and encouraged to worship with their families.
At 10:30: Infants through Kindergartners gather downstairs for activities, music, Bible stories, and outdoor play. 1st through 6th Graders are invited upstairs to join their small group leaders for activities, worship, and relationships.
CLUB Paradise is our youth group for 4th through 6th graders. We meet Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm to play crazy games, spend time learning about following Jesus, and connect with our friends and peer leaders. Find out more about our new CLUB Paradise coordinator, Leah Mahood.
The Psalm Singers is First Pres’s children’s choir for students in grades 1 through 6. Rehearsals are Wednesdays — 4:45 to 5:45pm — from September to May.
Children’s Library — upstairs in the nook by the elevator is our Children’s Library with great books available for check-out.
Kids Day Out is a play-based curriculum for children aged two through five years old. KDO focuses on age appropriate activities incorporating art, music, science, literature, and outdoor play.
Presbyterian Preschool, on the campus of First Pres Santa Rosa, has been providing quality early-childhood education to children in Sonoma County since 1962. Visit their website for more information.