1st grade children participate in Wonders of Worship Education (WOW) with Susan Tompkins during the Winter/Spring semester of Wonderful Wednesday. This a time for children to learn what, how and why we do what we do in a Presbyterian worship service. Children write a Call for Worship, Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon, Prayer of Dedication, Prayer of the People, and Charge and Benediction. For the service we use their liturgy, they are the the worship leaders.
3rd graders meet with Mary Ludlow for Sacraments Class for six sessions prior to World Communion Sunday, which is the first Sunday in October. Their parents meet along with the children for three of the six classes. During this time, the children learn about their baptism, Jesus’ baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.
During the September Session meeting, children meet with Ruling Elders to share what they learned as well as their Faith Statement which is used during World Communion Sunday worship.This class is in keeping with the Book of Order:
5th graders meet once a month on Sunday for Faith for Fifth (F3) with Scott and Susan Tompkins. They meet at the church, in homes, or other locations for a time of exploring their faith, preparing for middle school, sharing a meal together, playing and praying.
Children’s Music – The Cherub Choir (K3-K5), Grace Notes (1st-5th grade), and occasional youth instrumental ensembles frequently enhance our worship services. Cherub and Grace Notes rehearse during Wonderful Wednesday’s. For more details on Children’s Music, check out the music page here.
Basketball – As a part of the Greer Christian Basketball Association, First Presbyterian Church honors God through sportsmanship, fellowship and play. With teams ranging from K4 to 12th Grade there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Games are held at various churches in the Greer area and begin in the late fall. For more information on playing basketball contact Susan Tompkins. 877-3612. To download a registration form, click here.