I recently read this article in the Atlantic about the epidemic of depression and anxiety amongst youth. Derek Thompson gives four contributing factors: social media, low sociality, news about the world’s stresses is readily available, and modern parenting strategies. You can read his article for...

Holy Week for Kids Next week is Holy Week, the week we remember Jesus last week on earth from the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday, to the Last Supper, to his death and resurrection. It’s a week laden with meaning and emotions, both happy and sad....

Sacramental Flow Since many families in our congregation come from a variety of different church backgrounds and traditions, there are often questions about how and when children can participate in the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Sacramental Flow sign and brochures will help...

Spring and Summer Special Events Spring and especially summer may seem like a long way away, but we are already planning out big events! Check out these special events for our children and youth...

Since many families in our congregation come from a variety of different church backgrounds and traditions, there are often questions about how and when children can participate in the sacraments of baptism and communion. To help both new and existing families better understand the historical...

Our kids Sunday School classes are learning the New City Catechism, but not every class goes straight from question 1 through 52. Here's why: The New City Catechism was designed to give a comprehensive understanding of theology, which means it covers some really big concepts. While...

Since March of 2020, we’ve gotten used to “things are a little different,” or “we’re finding a creative way to do this,” or even “thanks for bearing with us in these unprecedented times.” And Sunday School is no different. We’re outside, in tents, setting up...

Why do we do the Family Gathering? Many churches have a midweek class time for children where parents drop them off and pick them up. Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that. But we want to try a different approach. Our midweek class includes parents. Why...

https://youtu.be/1anbfUmbhX8 Hello First Presbyterian Church! This month I’d like to give you a little sneak peek into what the Christian Education Committee has been working on for the past year.  While some of our fall plans are a little unsure with changing Covid recommendations, I look forward...

During this summer season, while Christian Education classes are taking a break, rest assured that the CE committee is working diligently for the upcoming fall. And we can't wait to tell you what's coming in next month's newsletter!  For now, I want to encourage you to...