Children and Youth

Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.'

Matthew 19:14

First Presbyterian is committed to providing a strong church school program in which children can learn the fundamentals of Reformed faith and begin a lifelong spiritual journey based on biblical literacy.

We provide curriculum, training, and support to our teachers, who are the members and friends of First Presbyterian willing to explore and share their faith. Parents and many others are needed to assist in this all-volunteer effort to communicate Christian values to our children.

We also offer families regular opportunities for fellowship, to celebrate children and strengthen ties within our faith community.

The mission of the Children's Education Ministry is fourfold:

Opportunities to Serve

Child and Youth Acolyte Program

All Children and Youth please join us and participate in the Child and Youth Acolyte Program this year.  Acolytes join the processional at the beginning of the 9:30 a.m. worship service by carrying in the Christ Light or the Cross.  A coordinator will be available each week to help you out! Acolytes will join their family in worship after acolyting.

Join us bringing in the light and life back into the beginning of worship as we welcome more people to in-person worship! Find out more information and sign up HERE!

Child and Safety Policy

First Presbyterian Church is a spiritual community that takes seriously its responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and youth who participate in our ministries and has established an extensive safety policy that covers the obligations of church employees and volunteers who work with children and/or youth.

View our Child and Youth Safety Policy here (pdf).


Find out more about Children's Education and Family Ministries at First Pres by contacting Rev. Mark Mares, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation at 734-662-4466, or at