419 West Main Street

Moncks Corner, SC 29461

843-761-8469

firstpresbyt@homesc.com

Making disciples who reach UP, IN and OUT.

YOUR CHILDREN AT

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

First Presbyterian welcomes you and your children.  We earnestly strive to develop age-appropriate programs, classes and enrichment to assist you in helping your children learn about, know and to develop relationship with our Lord.  Children also learn by seeing you, watching you in your walk with the Lord and in your worship of Him.  Your babies are lovingly cared for in our nursery.  This care, concern and guidance continues with age-appropriate lessons and activities through kindergarten and the elementary school years, preparing your children for their next steps in our middle and high school programs.  (See "Your Teenagers" for more information on those programs.)

Ages through 5 Years

Your younger children will be excellently cared by our devoted staff.  While snacks and drinks are provided for your children, please bring any other necessary items they might need.


1st - 2nd Grade

The class curriculum is “Spark Activate Faith” by Spark House.  There is one lesson Focus statement for each lesson, so your children know the point of every lesson.  Children will comprehend Bible stories, identify with characters, and apply faith-based actions to their own lives!  All activities reinforce the Lesson Focus, making it easy for your children to come away, confident in what they have learned. 

3rd - 5th Grade

The class curriculum for 3rd through 5th graders is also “Spark Activate Faith” by Spark House.  With Lesson Focus statements your child will know the point of every lesson.  Your children will understand the structure of the Bible and be able to navigate through it to find stories they know or want to explore.  They will get to know the Bible well enough to begin to interpret the stories and discover ways to apply the Bible text to their own lives.  All activities reinforce the Lesson Focus, making it easy for your children to come away, confident in what they have learned. 


Wednesday

Nights

LOGOS MIDWEEK CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Designed for children in first through fifth grades, LOGOS meets on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and includes Bible study, music and worship, recreation, and a family-style dinner.  Fun guaranteed!

WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAYS

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN KIDS

Children birth through 5th Grade will be in in the west wing of the church building.  A church usher will be happy to direct you. The nursery and classrooms have signs indicating the age groups. 

OLDER CHILDERN ACCOMPANY YOU TO SERVICES

Your children are precious to First Presbyterian Church!  We value children of all ages as an integral part of our family of faith, and we recognize that children best learn to worship by worshipping.  So, children older than five years are included in our worship services.  In order to help your young children engage with the scripture passage, worship bags containing coloring pages, crayons and quiet activities are available from the ushers.  (Please return bags at the conclusion of the service.)

WHO TAKES CARE OF THE LITTLE 

CHILDREN?

Marrie Dingle

Nursery Director

Marrie has been First Presbyterian’s Nursery Director for 20 years.  She is continuing a legacy from her mother who was Nursery Director before her!  Marrie says that being Nursery Director at First Presbyterian is more than just a job, that it’s an honor to work at First Presbyterian.  She enjoys watching children grow up and that caring for them and helping them along is a joy.  Your children will have the very best care while your family is at First Presbyterian Church. 

 

Marrie is a native of Moncks Corner having attended Berkeley High School, where she also has worked for over 25 years as bookkeeper.  She also attended the former Nelson Computer College in Charleston.  Marrie is a member of Greater Emanuel AME Church in Moncks Corner.  She loves following sports, especially the Berkeley High School Stags!

 

Our nursery is further staffed by Olympia Ellington, Marrie’s assistant, and two subs, Jackie Dawson and Jean Fennick.  (Olympia is Marrie’s first cousin and Jackie is her sister!  Keeping it all in the family!  Jean is also a good friend of Marrie’s.)

 

Your children ages up through five years will participate in age appropriate arts and crafts, games, and learning.  Snacks and drinks are also provided.