Children and Youth Ministries

 


Children and Youth Regular Activities


Children's Sunday School
Sunday School is for all children birth through 8th grade. We meet in the Family Café on Sunday mornings from 9-9:50 a.m. where we sing songs, hear Bible stories, make crafts, act out skits, and other fun faith related activities centered around each week’s theme. We currently use the Narrative Lectionary curriculum “Living the Word.” Parents of young children are encouraged to stay with their child.

Sundays @ 9:00am
September - May 




Gospel Rock
Gospel Rock is our mid-week children’s program which takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Art Room. All students in grades 2-5 are invited to participate in lessons about Heroes of the Bible, stories of Jesus and lessons on the fruit of the spirit, which includes fun and exciting activities like arts and crafts, recreation, team building and so much more!

Jr. HighYouth Group
Jr. High youth group is offered to students in 6th, 7th & 8th grades and meets on Wednesday evenings in the Youth room located next to the Family Café from 7:15-8:15 P.M. Designed for the pre-teen student, this class tackles current event issues that range from understanding the Bible, to Prayer, the Holy Spirit and being Presbyterian.

Sr. HighYouth Group
Sr. High youth group is for students who currently are in the 9th-12th grades. This group meets from 7:15 until 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday nights in the Youth room. Similar to the Jr. High youth group, the Sr. High students discuss topics relevant to their own lives using “Faith Questions, “ a study guide to encourage our young people to look to scripture in relevant and responsive ways.

September - May


Confirmation is offered to 9th and 10th grade students, and anyone else who has not yet been confirmed and would like to do so. This class is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Friendship Room. Under the direction of the church pastors, the students will learn all kinds of information about and the Presbyterian denomination, and about growing in their faith.



Lets Get Together!!



All Junior and Senior High youth are welcome to join in EVERY SECOND SATURDAY with Rita Phillips and Jeff Sieck at LuLu Beans, located downtown WIllmar. There will be a great time of Christian based fellowship in a warm and inviting atmosphere, where you can grab a cup of whatever you're in the mood for and a tasty treat!!




Children and Youth Upcoming Activities


GOSPEL ROCK/YOUTH GROUP BANQUET

Calling all Gospel Rock and Youth Group Particpants and your families

What: The annual Gospel Rock – Youth Awards Dinner

When: Wednesday, May 9th beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Where: John Knox Hall

Who: All Gospel Rock/Youth Participants and their Families

Special Instructions: It may not look like it outside, but we’re bringing the beach indoors to JKH where we will enjoy a summer style meal, followed by awards and door prizes.
Let’s get together to mark the end of another GREAT year, and recognize the children and youth of First Presbyterian Church for all of their accomplishments!

See You on Wednesday, May 9th!!


 






April 29th is Clearwater Forest emphasis day and we invite you come and be a part of celebrating Clearwater Forest! We will even have a special camp representative on hand during worship to tell us about all of the wonderful things happening at Clearwater Forest.
Then following worship, hang around for a sub sandwich boxed lunch fundraiser in John Knox Hall. Each box will contain a 6” sub sandwich (ham or turkey), individual size bag of chips, a cookie and bottle of water. Suggested donation of $10 per adult box and $5 per child box (includes a 3” sub sandwich). All proceeds again will help sponsor our church youth heading off to camp. You don’t want to miss out on this celebration of Clearwater Forest where they are ready to “light the fire; changing the world with the light of Christ.”


CLEARWATER FOREST CAMP 2018

Light the Fire Clearwater Forest Summer 2018 Come spend a week (Or two! Or three!) at Clearwater Forest this summer! Our 2018 theme is called “Light the Fire,” and we will be exploring the big ideas surrounding how we can impact the world with the light of Christ. This theme will come to life at camp as we take on big questions like “What if hope is real?” “What if we change the world?” “What if there is more than enough?” and “What if God is bigger?”

They have many one-week programs for campers entering 3rd grade all the way up to those who just graduated high school, and they offer half week programs for families and first-time campers. All camps include activities such as Quest (interactive Bible study), high and low challenges and team building, crafts, games, worship, kayaking, canoeing, and more!

To Register For Camp follow the link below:




 






Be watching in the coming months for all kinds of information
pertaining to this year’s Vacation Bible School, set to take place
from June 10-13 at First Presbyterian Church. ”Rolling River Ram-
page” invites children, ages 3 through 6th grade on a white water
rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!
Along the river, children discover that life with God is an
adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God
to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science,
creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will
help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the
rapids of amazing grace! Get these dates on your calendar, and register your child using the form below.

Rolling RIver Ramage Vacation Bible School Registration Form:

Print out the registration form below (picture), fill it out and mail to:
First Presbyterian Church of Willmar 
312 6th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201












 


 

                                                                                           







 

 
 
 

 


 

 

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