“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  …Matthew 19:14

Pastor Rober Row

“We welcome infants through 5th Grade!”

“There are weekly activities including “age appropriate” Sunday School classes, “Children’s Church” on Sunday mornings and Wednesday night activities including Children’s Choir. There are also special yearly events including Vacation Bible School. Periodically we publish a Children’s Newsletter. Please let us get to know you and your children.”

Robert (bio)         (931)-510-2927     robertrow@1stpresbyterian.com
P.S. “Activities for children are based on their age by their grade or “Age Cutoff” of August 1st.”  Please contact me for any more information or to update anything on these pages. Thank you.”

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Weekly Activities for Children’s Ministry:

•     Sunday School: 9:45am – 10:45am, infants to 5th grade (age appropriate departments)
•     Children’s Church: PreK age 4 – 3rd grade, 11:20am-12:00pm
•     Wednesday Night:  See Midweek Schedule
•      – Worship, Discipleship, Outreach Choices:  W2 Kids Choir/ Cherub Choir or Service Projects

Special Yearly Events:

•     Vacation Bible School in July
•     Mission Vision in October
•     Christmas Celebration in December
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Children’s Church

Children's Church (PreK age 4 – 3rd grade)

LEADERS:  Contact Robert Row (1st – 3rd Grade)  meet in room 107,  Parent volunteer team meets  (PreK age 4 -Kindergarten) in room F107.

WHEN: 11:20am -12:00pm

WHERE: SS Building F07 (see Campus Map, Ground Floor), Age 4 – Kindergartin

WHO: Age 4 – 1st Grade

Sunday School

Nursery (infants through 3 years old)

Our nursery is located on the bottom floor of the Sunday School Building (Douglas St. entrance – see Campus Map), and is available for infants through 3-year-olds.  The nursery is staffed by paid workers, coordinated by Mrs. Jackie Walters, but volunteers are always welcome.  Come nurture a covenant child!

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COORDINATOR: Jackie Walters

STAFF: Paid workers and volunteers (volunteers welcome)

WHERE: Nursery – Douglas St. entrance (see Campus Map, Nursery)

WHO: Infants through 3 years old

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Bridge Class (walking to age 2 by Age Cutoff – Oldest Nursery)

A brief lesson is taught during the Sunday School hour to introduce children to God. Children learn about what God has made and how much Jesus loves them. Crafts and activities are provided that coordinate with the lesson to help children and parents talk about God.

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TEACHER: Gail Pinchak

WHERE: SS Buiding N09 (see Campus Map, Ground Floor)

WHO: Walking but 2 years old by Age Cutoff

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Beginners Class (age 2 by Age Cutoff )

During the Sunday School hour these children have a Bible lesson. The stories help the children understand who God is and what He is like. Follow- up activities, songs, and memory verses help our littlest learners as they begin to know and worship the Lord. During the 10:55 AM worship service, there is free play .

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TEACHER: Dale Rardin

WHERE: SS Building N08 (see Campus Map, Gound Floor)

WHO: Age 2 by Age Cutoff

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Explorers Class (age 3 by Age Cutoff )

This class has a Bible lesson each Sunday morning during the Sunday School hour. The story is retold and more crafts and free play activities are provided for the 10:55 AM worship service. Both the Beginners and Explorers classes use the Toddler curriculum published by Great Commission Publications.  The Explorers and the Preschool Department meet together at the beginning of class for singing.

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TEACHERS: Patti Hite, Deborah Stromberg, Joy Patton

WHERE: SS Building F03 (see Campus Map, Ground Floor)

WHO: Age 3 by Age Cutoff

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Pre-K & Kindergarten

These lively learners are full of questions.  These children begin the One Story Ministry Bible Study Curriculum that they will follow through to 5th grade.  These lessons and learning activities help the children grow in their knowledge and love for Christ and the Word.  The large group assembly time begins with singing and lesson introduction.  The children then go to their small group classes for Bible study, a teacher-lead discussion, and follow up questions.  There is scripture memory work program of Psalms 23 and the Ten Commandments that the children learn during the  first year. The second year they memorize the ABC Verses.   Children then attend the first part of the 10:55AM worship service and are dismissed to Children’s Church during the greeting time before the sermon.

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LEADER: Parent Volunter Team

WHERE: SS Building F07 (see Campus Map, Ground Floor)

WHO: Preschool & Kindergarten

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Grades 1-2-3

These grades continue their study of the One Story Ministry Bible Study Curriculum.  They begin with an exciting time of group singing, prayer, lesson introduction and then break to their small grade appropriate groups for teacher-lead Bible study.  Scripture memory work of selected verses and passages continues in these grades.  Only the 1st graders attend the Children’s Church time during the 10:55AM worship service.

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LEADER: Contact Robert Row

WHERE: SS Building 107(see Campus Map, Ground Floor)

WHO: Grades 1-3

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Grades 4-5

The 4th and 5th grade continue the One Story Ministry Bible Study.  Older children are realizing that they need guidance in many areas of living. They want to know how to honor the Lord in their relationships. They want to read the Bible on their own and have a more developed prayer life. These children begin their morning together with a time of singing and praying. The lesson is introduced and then they go to either boys’ or girls’ classes with their grade level. Bible lessons include teacher-led instruction in how to study a passage and find answers. These small group times help the children develop relationships with peers and with teachers. An atmosphere of trust gives these children opportunities to ask questions about how to live out the Christian life.

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LEADER: Andy Stultz

MEMORY WORK COORDINATOR: Mary Coleman

TEACHERS: Pete Snyder, Harriet Berman, Andy Stultz, Janette Barnes, Susan Becquet

WHERE: SS Building 207 (see Campus Map, 1st Floor)

WHO: Grades 4-5

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