Children of all ages enjoy a variety of opportunities to develop their God-given abilities in music and the arts. Together, we learn skills that allow us to participate in worship leadership at First Presbyterian Church in new and exciting ways. We begin with music for ages 2 and 3 during the Church School classes on Sunday mornings. Children, ages 4 through 1st grade, participate in the Younger Children’s Choir, which meets immediately after the Children’s Time during 11 am Worship. For grades 2 through 5, we offer 3 afternoon classes on Sundays. The Children’s Bells and Choir will meet throughout the year and the Worship Arts Class will change every 4-6 weeks. Classes planned include: Drumming, painting, drawing, stained glass, drama, instruments, banner making, and dance. Current classes are listed below.
Pre-K Music Time, ages 2 and 3. Sundays, during the Church School classes. The children sing, move & dance to music, play simple instruments, and learn basic musical patterns and the beginnings of solfege during their class times. Rebecca Sawyer, teacher.
Younger Children’s Choir – Ages 4 – 1st Grade. Sundays, 11:20 a.m. – 12 p.m. (will leave Worship with volunteers following the Children’s Moment) Room 243
Activities included: singing, playing drums, orff and other percussion instruments, folk dancing, activities and games to lay a foundation for music reading. This group will participate in Worship 2 times each semester.
Children’s Bell Choir, Grades 2-5; Sundays, 3:50-4:30 p.m. Room 245. This group will learn foundational skills for chimes and bells and will participate in Worship 2-3 times per semester. Rebecca Sawyer, director.
Children’s Choir, Grades 2-5; Sundays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Room 244. This group will learn beautiful singing skills and how to blend as a group. They will have the opportunity to participate in Worship 3 times per semester. Laura Collins, director.
Worship Arts Class, Grades 2-5; Sundays, 5:15-6 p.m. Room 245.This time will include classes that change every 4-6 weeks. Rebecca Sawyer, coordinator.
Spring 2019 Schedule:
January 20 - February 17 - Liturgical Dance, Devyn Woodruff, teacher
February 24 - participate in 9 a.m. worship
February 24 - March 24 - Mosaics, Barbara Heptig, teacher
March 31 - May 5 - Off Instruments, Laura Collins, teacher
Options will be chosen to give children a wide range of opportunities to participate in worship in new ways.
Please register your child below.