Childcare and Sunday School for Children

(Infants through Grade 6)

FPCE offers a wide variety of childcare and Sunday School options. Registration is required for Sunday School participation and can be completed here (a new window will open).

To see our classroom locations for children and students of all grades, click here.

Children’s Ministry Announcements

Annual Programs for Children and Families

Good Friday Family Workshop
The Good Friday Family Workshop is held on the morning of Good Friday and helps children grasp the meaning of Easter through crafts, drama and simple worship.

Phantom Ranch Church Camp
Church Camp is held for one week at Phantom Ranch Bible Camp in Mukwonago, WI for children completing 2nd–6th grade. Campers enjoy swimming, horseback riding, crafts, tubing, water skiing, archery, canoeing and fishing while making new friends. In the morning, children gather for worship and then in small groups with a counselor for Bible study and prayer. Evening activities include chapel, campfires, group games and singing. The camp is run by First Presbyterian and co-sponsored by Evanston Second Baptist Church and First Church of God Christian Life Center.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
This event is held the last full week in July for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Groups meet at church on Monday through Friday from 9-11:30a.m. The week includes skits, songs, Bible stories, snacks, crafts and park play time.

Family Camp
Each summer, families have the opportunity to play outdoors, explore God’s creation with family worship time & age-group breakout session, and build friendships with others from our church. We camp together for a long weekend. Our group of families is coordinated by Trish Harwood, who can be contacted at trish.mk@comcast.net.

Children’s Christmas Eve Pageant
Our Family Christmas Eve Pageant features music and drama in celebration of the birth of Jesus. Roles in the Christmas pageant are open to all children from kindergarten through 6th grade. Children participating in the pageant may be a part of the pageant choir, the nativity play, or both.

Advent Workshop
Join us the first Sunday of Advent to start the Christmas season. We learn about the season of waiting for Jesus’s birth through fellowship, worship and crafts for the whole family.

Special Milestones

Baptism
Baptism is one of the two sacraments recognized by our church community that celebrates God’s gift of grace through Jesus Christ, the other is the Lord’s Supper (Communion). The baptism of infants and children is based our recognition that God’s grace reaches out to us before we are able to respond or comprehend his goodness. Baptism is a community event celebrated in Sunday worship service. If you are a member who wishes to baptize your child, please make an appointment to speak to one of our pastors. Contact us.

Communion Workshop
The communion workshop material is covered on two consecutive Sunday mornings during the year for parents and children who want to explore the meaning of communion. It is especially designed for children in grade school who will be participating in communion for the first time. We ask parents to determine when their child is ready to receive communion, and we recognize that the age when children are ready will vary. Our pastoral staff assists in the teaching of this workshop.

Second Grade Bible Celebration
Bibles are presented in early Spring during the worship service to each 2nd grader who is registered for the Christian Foundations class. A celebration for the 2nd graders and their families immediately follows the worship service.

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