1st grade Milestone on Baptism

Our first graders and their parents gathered on Sunday, February 2 for the Milestone celebration that concluded three weeks of Sunday School session on the sacrament of Baptism. 5th graders offered a dramatic presentation on Jesus’ baptism, Pastor Ryan spoke to the children and surprised them with a sprinkle of water, and Ms. Roxie Gibson shared her book, Hey God, What’s Baptism?

 

 

Milestone Study Sessions

Dear Galatians parents,

This Sunday, January 12, your first grader will begin their 3-week Milestone study, Exploring the Sacrament of Baptism.

The leaders of your child’s Sunday School group, Ramsey and Chase Corn,  Keats and Phil Leach, Gena and John Moran, and Meredith and Mike Stewart, will be guiding the children through this unit.  Children will use their senses, symbols, and Scripture to learn what a sacrament is, what baptism means to them and remember their own baptism (or look forward to the time when they will be baptized).

You can be an integral part of this exploration of baptism. We have created some activities and talking points that you can use during the study to reflect with your child on their experience on Sunday and then look ahead to what will be explored the following week. These can be done at any time during your week together as a family or one-on-one with your first grader.

We’ve also provided the catechism language from Belonging to God: A First Catechism to give you language to talk about the Trinity, baptism and Sacraments.

You can find the activities, talking points, and catechism for use at home here.

We encourage you to check it out this week to introduce your child to the unit and begin the conversation about the symbol of water used at baptism.

Looking ahead, please put Sunday, Feb. 2 at 9:45 on your calendar. This is the Milestone Celebration for you and your first grader.  We encourage you to attend with your child as we culminate our time of learning about this important part of discipleship and worship.

1st – 3rd Graders – Save the Date! September 27

Save-the-Date!  Friday evening, September 27,  all children in 1st through 3rd grade are invited to an evening of fun, food, and fellowship here on the FPC campus from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Includes pizza dinner.

Parents:  This a perfect opportunity for your child to create new and strengthen old church friendships.  Helping our children connect together as young disciples as they journey towards Youth group will have significant benefits for your child’s faith development.

Summer Learning Groups and Worship

During the summer months, our Sunday School learning groups combine into multi-age clusters in a relaxed, fun format.   Kick-off for the new season is August 18, 2019.

Summer Sunday School
Now until August 11 | 9:45 – 10:45 AM

Parents are invited to join their children in Sunday School over the summer.

Rooms & Age Groups: 
Ages 4, 5, 6 (age by Aug. 15, 2019, Pre-1st) | CW 114
Entering Grades 1st – 6th in the Fall | Grundy Hall

Worship Services

Sundays | Sanctuary | 8:30 and 11:00 | The Gathering Place | 11:00 AM
This summer The Five Thirty service meets on Sundays at 11:00 A.M. in The Gathering Place. We are calling it The Table—a relaxed worship service rooted in the Reformed Tradition.
All are welcome to worship!
Nursery Care and Young Children & Worship are available for this service too!

Mission Days for Rising 4th, 5th, & 6th Graders
Mission Days | July 8 & July 24 – Details and Register Here
Medical Release
We will head out into the community to care for our neighbors!

March 10 and 17 are special days in Sunday School

March 10 will be our second Buddy Sunday in this school year. Buddy Sunday is a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week following Buddy Sunday. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

March 17 will be a Day of Service. Children will gather in age-level groups to learn what the Kingdom of Heaven is like and do service projects for others.

  • Faith, Love and Grace will meet together in CW 115
  • Grades 1-3 will meet in Grundy Hall
  • Grades 4-6 will gather in Courtenay Lounge for Donuts and Dialogue with the Confirmation journey leaders then do their service project

Exploring the Sacrament of Baptism

Our Galatians Group (first grade) will be spending three weeks exploring the Sacrament of Baptism. They will learn about 9 symbols related to baptism, hear Biblical stories about water, and talk about our identity as Children of God. Sunday School leaders will guide children through these sessions on January 20, 27 and Feb. 3

Buddy Sunday is Nov. 4


Nov 4 is Buddy Sunday; a time when older and younger children get to meet each other and begin to build recognition and  community through prayer and sharing a Bible story together. Our goal for this day is for older children to act as mentors to the younger children and for younger children to meet older children to include in their faith community.

The Galatians Group (1st grade) will meet with the 5th grade group during Sunday School.

We invite  the children to pray for each other during the week. Children will bring home a Buddy Book which names their new church friend.

Retreat Time! Fun with Friends September 7

Save-the-Date!  Friday evening, September 7,  all children in 1st through 3rd grade are invited to an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.   Parents:  This a perfect opportunity for your child to create new and strengthen old church friendships.  Helping our children connect together as young disciples as they journey towards Youth group will have significant benefits for your child’s faith development.

Register Here

 

Milestone Celebration January 28

Save the Date

The 1st grade Milestone Celebration for children and their parents will be on January 28 from 9:45-10:45 AM in the Sanctuary.   Details coming soon.

Buddy Sunday – Dec. 3, 2017

On Dec 3, the older children visited the young groups of Sunday School. They shared a scripture then were paired up with a buddy to talk about the scripture and get to know each other. Great things happened when young children and older children met. Older children found the role of buddy leader to be fun to fulfill. Younger children were pleased to have the attention of an older child. Each child now has the name of another child to pray for and look for on Sunday mornings.

5th Grade visited the 1st Grade:

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