Education


Our Mission

Our Mission with Christian Education is to promote a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ through faith formation experiences for people of all ages.
 

Faith Formation at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday School Classes (Sept-May)

Classes are available for children ages three through senior high school.  All classes are led by teaching teams. Sunday School kicks off the second Sunday in September with a gathering in the church Social Hall.  Youth and parents can meet their teachers, find their classrooms, and meet other kids. Youth Sunday School meets most Sundays during the school year September to May.

Contact Rev. Rowland or call 507-282-1618 for youth Sunday School information.
 

Vacation Bible School 2019:

Who is My Neighbor? Learning to Love Like Jesus

Monday-Friday June 10-14, 2019  6-8 pm, with social time from 8-8:30 pm All ages welcome!

Monday-Friday June 10-14, 2019
6-8 pm, with social time from 8-8:30 pm
All ages welcome!

Each year in June, FPC hosts a week of Vacation Bible School ("VBS").  In 2019, VBS will take place June 10-14 in the evening from 6-8 pm, with programming open to all ages! Nursery care will be available, traditional VBS programming will be open to children ages 3-entering 5th grade, middle and high school activities are planned, and adult educational programming will also be held. From 8-8:30 pm each night, there will be a time for refreshments and fellowship. Everyone is invited for a week of fun!

We are asking any children up through age 18 to register for VBS. The cost for ages 3-grade 5 is $10/child, maximum $25/family. There is no charge for adults, kids under 3, or kids older than 5th grade. Adults need not register and can attend any day of programming they like.

Click here to register for VBS.

Click here to register to volunteer for VBS.

Please contact Susanna Stone or call (507) 282-1618 for more Vacation Bible School information.

Sunday Morning Education Information

Nursery (newborn to age 3) Care

Available all morning, from 8:15-12:00
 

Age 4 through first grade

Sunday school 9:40-10:20
Cherub choir 10:20-10:50

             

Grades two through five

Calvin choir 9:40-10:20
Sunday school 10:20-11:00

      

Grades six through adult     

Sunday school 9:40-10:50     
Optional chancel choir practice 9:45-10:40

Confirmation

Is traditionally for students in 8th grade. It is taught by Rev. Rowland.

Adult Sunday School Classes
 

Wednesday Bible Study/Discussion

Wednesday night Bible Study and discussion is held most Wednesdays during the program year (and twice a month during the summer) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Jackson Lounge. Program details are published in the weekly bulletin and church newsletter. Additionally, a weekly email is sent to those wishing to receive it. If you would like to receive this email, contact Al Depman.
 

Contemporary Issues

Meets Sundays at 9:45 am in the Lounge, this discussion class examines controversial issues and trends in today’s world.
 

Kerygma

Meets Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the South Fireside Room, this adult Bible study is open to all who are interested.
 

Other classes

Occasionally there will be book discussion groups, parenting classes, or other adult Sunday school classes.

Child Care

Child care is provided every Sunday morning during worship and for special evening worship services.
 

Program year

Child care is available from 8:15 a.m.- noon. (September-May)
 

During Sunday School hours

From 9:30-11:00 a.m., children over age 3 attend Sunday school and choir while infants stay in the nursery. (September-May)
 

Summer

Child care is available from 9:00-11:00am Memorial Day Sunday through Labor Day Sunday