Christian Education at FPCGV
Christian Education stories on tumblr.com
Read selected stories and pictures about our Christian Education programs on our fpcgv.tumblr.com blog. Click the stories below to read more:
Advent Workshop 2017 - Preparing for the preparation.
Mission/Service for all ages - Children are the heart and hands of Christ.
Group Building 30' in the Air - Strengthening bonds on a zip line.
Advent Workshop 2016 - Paper chains, wreaths, and letters from home.
Scholarship fundraising at Wise Guys
Hang onto your bulletin after church, and bring it with you to Wise Guys Pizza this Sunday for lunch or dinner. If you present your bulletin when you pay your bill, Wise Guys Pizza will donate 15% of your food bill (minus tax and alcohol) to our church’s Theological Education Scholarship fund. Wise Guys has offered to support this fundraiser on Sunday’s only (no weekdays), every Sunday till further notice. This is a great way to help support our church members who are pursuing college seminary degrees, and a great way to support one of our favorite local businesses.
Camp Gilmont: Many of children from FPCGV have attended summer camp at Gilmont over the years. Gilmont is in East Texas and a wonderful place for children to experience God’s creation, grow spiritually and make life-long friends. Our own Garrett deGraffenreid will be serving as a camp counselor! For dates and prices, follow this link:
For more details about summer camps at Gilmont, go to Gimont-Summer Camps on the web. Brochures are also available in the Narthex. Our own Garrett deGraffenreid will be serving as one of the camp counselors.
ECO CAMP Returns! We already have 6 children signed from FPCGV. Please read the description and consider sending your child to ECO Camp this Summer!
Dates: June 17-22
Location: Ferncliff Camp in Little Rock, AR
Ages: Entering 2nd - 6th Grades
Cost: $120 (all inclusive; $300 paid by scholarship fund). Eco Camp gives children affiliated with any PCUSA church in Grace Presbytery a summer camp experience in which to learn about the environment and how to be a friend to God’s creation. The camp will include green themed activities, sustainable practices, along with traditional camp fun with swimming, fishing, games, and more. The week of camp will be held at Ferncliff, the first Green Camp Certified camp in our denomination and home of the 5300 sq. ft. straw bale walled, solar powered, Eco Center. Transportation to and from camp is provided.by chartered bus.
Send your child to Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas for a week of fun, faith, and all things green! Throughout the week you will learn about sustainability, solar power, plants and animals, and how to be a good eco steward of God's Creation. Visit Ferncliff's farm and garden and spend time in the state-of-the-art Eco Center. You don't want to miss it! To register, please go the First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, website, click on children’s ministries and then ECO camp.
Growing in Faith Together
Sunday School is from 9:15-10:15am each week. Classes are planned for children, youth and adults. We encourage you to come to Sunday School. It is a great way to connect to others while you learn and grow in your faith!
Sunday mornings at FPCGV, our first through fifth graders learn through our workshop rotation model called GIFT, “Growing in Faith Together,” in which Bible stories and Biblical themes are presented in 5 week units.
Children rotate by grades through the five workshops studying the same story or theme for 5 weeks. The rotation model is organized in workshops designated for separate activities, a computer lab, a theater, a drama center, an arts center, and a research center.
Children experience the Word of God in a unique manner each week. Teachers use a variety of techniques emphasizing different ways of learning. This allows children to learn in the manner they learn best.
First through fifth graders meet their Shepherds for Praise Time in the sanctuary at the beginning of the Sunday School hour. They are then taken to their classrooms by their Shepherd. Children are picked up after Sunday School in their grade's designated classroom on the first floor of the main building. Signs will direct you.
CHILDREN and YOUTH Sunday School Classes for 2017-2108 for children age 3 through 12th grades.
- Preschool/Kindergarten class meet in the preschool building
- 1st—5th grades meets in the sanctuary for Praise Time and then goes GIFT Workshop Rotation classes on the ground floor.
- 6th & 7th grade class meet in room 235 on the 2nd floor.
- 8th grade Confrmation class meets in room 233 on the 2nd floor.
- High School, grades 9-12, meets in the Fellowship Hall Youth Room.
Preschool children and kindergarteners meet in the preschool building on the north side of the campus. This class uses “Growing in Grace & Gratitude.”
Wednesday Night Harmony
Wednesdays for children ages 3 -5th grade. The groups meets in the Narthex and Choir Room, located outside main sanctuary doors.
Chime Choir - 5:30-6:00pm
NOTE: Chime Choir is now open to 2nd graders with Instrument experience! If you have 2nd grader who is interested in the being part of the Chime Choir, please contact our Children’s Music Director, Kim Nolen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pure Joy Choir (Pre-K-2nd grades) - 6:00-6:30pm
Descanters (3rd-5th grades) - 6:30-7:00pm
Both choirs rotate for fellowship time from 6:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall.
MORE SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN
NURSERY: located outside main sanctuary doors, is for infants and toddlers. There is also a cry room inside the nursery.
KID’S KORNER: located next to the nursery and is for children who are potty-trained through 3 years of age. Children may arrive before the service, though most come down with their parents, after the Moment with Children.
YOUNG CHILDREN AND WORSHIP: held in Upper Room (upstairs from the sanctuary, right of the Perking Lot) is for children 4 years through Kindergarten. Parents bring their children to the Narthex after the Moment with Children, where they are greeted by a “Shepherd” who leads them upstairs for an age appropriate service.
* During the summer months, Young Children and Worship, 4-5 year olds, are brought to Kid’s Korner location.