Education


Our Mission

The Mission of our christian education is to promote a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ through programs designed to help people of all ages.
 

What can we help you find?

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.
 

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

8th graders participate in Confirmation classes, which 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

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

Kerygma

Held on 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 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)

Vacation Bible School

Each year in June, FPC hosts a week of Vacation Bible School ("VBS"), Monday-Friday from 9:00 am until Noon.  Children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us for a week of making new friends, learning Bible stories, singing songs, making crafts, and having fun!  Registration begins in the spring. 

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