Children's & Family ministry


Sunday School 2018-2019:

Our congregation is currently reading through the Bible together with a program called The Story. This is an all ages journey where the focus in classes for kids, teens and adults as well as in worship will be the same Bible Stories. The Story is written as a novel with no verse numbers and "skipping" over some parts and replacing them with narrative summaries. The chapters of each level of books covers the same content, but at the age appropriate level.

Each child and teen will get their own book appropriate for their age level and each household will get The Story for adults. Information on each book is below. The schedule of which chapters of the book we will be reading through is located on several large banners in the building. These books are provided free of charge.

If you are new to our program and have yet to receive your copy/copies of The Story, please let us know.

You can register for our Sunday School Program by clicking here.

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VBS 2019

Save the Date:  This year's VBS will be held from Monday 7/29 to Friday 8/2.  This year's theme will be Wild, Wild West.  Join us as we show the children of the Rochester community a Wild Trust, a Wild God, Wild Choices, a Wild Message, and most importantly of all, the Wild Love that God has for each of us.


You can register a child for this year's VBS by clicking here.


You can register as a volunteer for this year's VBS by clicking here.


If you would like to make a donation to help offset the costs of VBS, you can contact the church office for ways to do so.


If you would like to purchase supplies to offset the cost of VBS, you can purchase them off our Amazon wishlist.  Items still remaining on this list will be purchased in early June so we can begin with craft prep.  You can access the wish list by clicking here.


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During both Sunday worship services, children are invited forward for a Children's Message. At the 8:30 service children will return to their pews to worship with their families after the Children's message. At the 10:45 service, Kid's Time is available for children ages 3 through 3rd grade following the Children's Message. Children will go to the library and learn about one of the Bible lessons of the day and complete games, crafts and activities to reinforce the message. Children will be brought back to the sanctuary shortly after the sermon.


For infants through age 3, Faith offers Nursery Care, provided by our Nursery staff member, Julie Heidman and  a youth volunteer. Nursery care is available throughout Sunday morning (including during the education hour).


Save the date-  VBS 2019 will be held from Monday, July 29-Friday August 2, 2019.  Registration will be available starting in the spring.


We encourage you to come as a family, worship, and attend education (there are youth and adult classes, too!). 

Let us know if there is anything we can do for you or your family. We look forward to seeing you!



Children's & Family Ministry Directors: Steve & Carrie Ford

@flcchildren on Twitter


Groups & Activities

Sunday School

Sunday School is offered for children age 3 through 6th grade from 9:45-10:40 during the school year.  You can register your child for our Sunday School class by clicking here.


Vacation Bible School

VBS is for all children age 3 through 8th grade.  You can register for our VBS program by clicking here.  

You can register as a volunteer by clicking here.


Fun Night!

4th-6th grade students gather twice a year to play games, learn a Bible lesson, and have fun with their friends!  


Service Opportunities

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for children to serve others in need.


 Easter Egg Hunt

Families and children are invited to a fun Easter egg hunt scheduled between our two Easter worship services.  There are fun treats for children of all ages!


Trunk or Treat

Children up to 6th grade are invited to trick-or-treat in our church parking lot in late October.  There are also fun activities, games, and special surprises for kids and their friends!  


Gingerbread House Decorating

Children create beautiful and yummy gingerbread houses during this annual family event every winter!


Puppet Ministry

Don't be surprised if a funny puppet appears at a Children's Ministry event or during a children's message!  Youth and adults lead this engaging ministry for children.


First Communion Class

In late winter, 6th graders meet with Pastor Ben and Peter Johnson (Youth Minister) for a five-week Holy Communion prep class.  The class concludes with the 6th graders receiving Communion on Maundy Thursday.

Sunday School

Sunday School Volunteer Feedback Form


Sunday School for children is offered during the school year from 9:45-10:40am.

You can register your child online here


2018-2019 Sunday School Resources (The Story)

Chapter 1

Creation Edpuzzle Video


Chapter 4

Out of Egypt game


Chapter 25

Chapter 25 game 1

Chapter 25 game 2

Chapter 25 game 3

Chapter 25 game 4


Review

Quizlet link

Gimkit link


2017-2018 Sunday School Rotation Resources

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho game #1

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho game #2

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho game #3


Queen Esther

Link to Quizizz game

Link to Esther game

Go Fish! Game


Christmas

Christmas Game


John the Baptist

John the Baptist Game


Jesus Heals the 10 Lepers

Quizizz Review Game - enter code: 050627

Jesus Heals the 10 Lepers


Nicodemus

Nicodemus Game 1

Nicodemus Game 2


Holy Week and Easter

Messiah Edpuzzle

Holy Week Edpuzzle

Gospel of Luke Ch. 24 Edpuzzle

Holy Week and Easter Review Game (with questions from the Edpuzzle Videos)


Life of Paul

Life of Paul Game #1

Life of Paul Game #2

Life of Paul Game #3

Life of Paul Flash Cards


2016-2017 Sunday School Rotation Resources

Joseph Betrayed by his Brothers

Joseph Betrayed by his Brothers "Teacher Invaders


Joseph Forgives his Brothers

Joseph Forgives Video

Joseph Forgives his Brothers Game


Gideon

Gideon Game


Jonah

Jonah Game


Feeding of the 5,000

Feeding of the 5,000 song

Play the Game


Wise and Foolish Builder

Jesus, Firm Foundation

Wise and Foolish Builder Game 1

Wise and Foolish Builder Game 2

Wise and Foolish Builder Game 3

Wise and Foolish Builder Game 4


Mary and Martha

Mary and Martha Video

Mary and Martha Flashcards

Mary and Martha Matching Game

Mary and Martha Gravity Game


Raising Lazarus from the Dead 

Bible.com Game 1

Bible.com Game 2

Bible.com Game 3

Bible.com Game 4

Go Fish! Game 1

Go Fish! Game 2

Go Fish! Game 3

Go Fish! Game 4 - Click on "Show hint" for the clue


Peter and John Heal a Paralyzed Man

Teacher Invaders


2015-2016 Sunday School Rotation Resources

Abraham Rotation

"Who But You"

Abraham "Teacher Invaders"


David and Goliath Rotation

"Whiteboard Bible 4 - Judges"

"Whiteboard Bible 5 - A United Monarchy"

David and Goliath Game


David and Jonathan Rotation

David and Jonathan Video

David and Jonathan Game


Temptation of Jesus Rotation

Temptation of Jesus Video

Temptation of Jesus Game


Last Supper/Communion Rotation

Last Supper Video

Last Supper/Communion Game


Doubting Thomas Rotation

Doubting Thomas Game #1

Doubting Thomas Game #2


Paul's Conversion Rotation

Paul's Conversion Video

Paul's Conversion Game


The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer Video

The Lord's Prayer Game