Ministries:

Children’s Ministry

It is our prayer that your family will feel at home at First Pres! Through worship, faith formation, special events, and service opportunities, we seek to build a strong relationship with you and your family in meaningful and faithful ways. Contact Laura Burns at staff@fpgh.org for more information.

Please Note the following schedule changes: on November 21 & 28, Children & Worship will be offered virtually (only) at 9 a.m. on Zoom. Please contact Ms. Laura for the Zoom link. The Nursery will be closed those weeks as well. We look forward to the day we can all be together in the ways we so dearly miss.

Connecting to God and one another.

All children are welcome into the FPGH family! We dive deep into God’s love for us and all of creation. As children grow we want them to know deep to their core they are loved by God– and their church! Encouraging each child to be an active part of God’s story through creativity and compassion with their peers, their church family, the community and the world is our passion!

Children’s Programs

Nursery (Infant-4 Years)

We would love for your family to be a part of our nursery program. It is a safe, clean, loving environment for your child to experience one of the best parts of our church – a caring community. Trained staff who have undergone a background check are ready to welcome your child with a warm smile and loving arms. We have a check-in system in place to ensure that if your child needs you, we will know how to contact you.

Bible Friends (Toddlers-Preschool)

It’s never too early to learn about God’s love. Your little ones are invited to join us Sunday mornings for our Bible Friends Program, where they will hear an engaging Bible story, craft, and prayer led by our nursery caregivers.

Children in Worship (Y5-4th Grade)

We welcome your family to be a part of our Children in Worship! Children will start off with their families in Worship. After the Children’s Message and Blessing, children are invited to engage in a discovery-model of Worship. These are specifically designed worship centers based on class size and grade-level. (September-May)

Lego Faith Builders (Y5-4th Grade)

We’re excited to see what you will build when you are part of our LEGO Faith Builders Program! We enter the Bible stories through the Jesus Storybook Bible, and then rebuild pieces of the story using LEGOS. Through devotions and discovery, we learn how to build faith brick by brick. (June-August)

Fellowship Opportunities

First Friends

Become part of the community right from the start! First Friends is a great fellowship group for Infant-2nd graders and their families. Please join us for playground meet-ups in the summer, Sunday afternoon lunches, and playdates during the winter.

Shine34

Creating meaningful friendships between our third and fourth graders is pivotal to building a solid foundation before entering our Youth Groups. We are excited to offer special trips and group activities to provide a safe and engaging environment to grow closer to one another. It’s fun to foster friendships–learning how to live and delight in a community of faith!

Mission and Service

Hand2Hand

A local mission in our community is important to us. Our Hand2Hand food pantry provides weekend food to local school children. In September-May, weekly bags of food are packed and delivered to local schools by volunteers of all ages, 5 years – 85 years old! It’s a fun way to serve as a family!

Creation Care

We would love for you to join us for walks at local parks to pray for each other, clean the Lord’s creation, and be good friends. Families are encouraged to come together, pray together, pick up together, and enjoy one of the greatest gifts God has given us!

Worldwide Mission

Children’s Ministries also participates in supporting a World Vision Child, Jeminus. He lives in Tanzania. We raise funds and send him personal notes and care cards. Children also participate in unique offerings that help hungry people all over the world. When everyone brings a little, it makes a big difference!