Children’s Sunday School, 10:45-11:30 AM
Children from Pre-K to 8th grade are welcome to leave communal worship after the children’s sermon to engage in lessons to help them learn the stories of the Bible and the foundations of our faith. Children are always welcome to remain in the sanctuary to worship with their families.
We use the “Feasting on the Word” lectionary-based curriculum, tailored to be age-appropriate for our kids. Art, crafts, games, and other creative options are used to reinforce the text of the day. Ursula, the beloved stuffed bear, attends class with the kids… she really prefers their company.
The more the merrier! Invite your kids, grandkids, neighbor kids to share the joys of learning together at First Pres.
Vacation Bible School, August 5-9, 2019
We are excited about this year’s Vacation Bible School, Justice for (Sm)all! We will host a fun-filled week of morning activities for kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grades. Activities will center on Bible stories focused on the “radical love” of Jesus: loving your neighbor, helping the poor, the sick, the elderly… We’ll have engaging mornings with songs, stories, art, games and other activities, like baking, walking to the food closet, and making aprons for home and blankets for the homeless.
We need adult or youth leaders, and kids who want to sing, play, cook, and have fun together! To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Group (MIDDLE and High SCHOOL)
Middle and high schoolers have been taking a series of monthly field trips to universities and companies in the Bay Area. Trips are led by members of First Pres and several adult chaperones get in on the fun!
Field trips usually take place on Sunday afternoons, around 1:30. Tours have included UC Berkeley, Stanford, the Media Center in Palo Alto and a local architecture firm.
All teens in the area are invited, so please spread the word widely. Contact Cynthia Chin-Lee or see fprespa.org/events-2/ for information about the next adventure.
Parenting Group (Families of College-Age Young Adults)
This is a support and fellowship group for families with youth in late high school, college, and just beyond. Contact Nancy Patterson for information on monthly get-togethers.