Our vision for our children's ministries is to come alongside parents in teaching their children about the God of the Bible. We show children God's character and how He loves us in Jesus. We hope that every child will come to know God personally and be transformed by God's love as they grow in maturity and wisdom. Our ministries are a partnership with parents, helping their kids to come to know the life-changing love of God in Jesus in age appropriate ways. Our programs reflect the belief that a 2-year old can learn about God as much as a high school student can—or an adult!
Nursery and Toddler Care
Care is provided for children from birth to 18 months in the Baby Nursery and 18 months through 3 years in the Toddler Room during the Worship Service. Nursery care from birth through preschool is also provided during Sunday School, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Care is continuous through the end of service. (Contact Trish Clairmont)
Children's Sunday School
Classes beginning with kindergarten through high school meet with their teachers in their individual classrooms starting at 9:15 am. (Contact: Gail Duncan)
Children ages 3 through kindergarten are dismissed for Junior Church following worship time. Each week a Bible story is read followed by a simple craft, free play, and a snack. We also sing songs or play games. (Contact: Jane Sebborn)
This is a playgroup on Tuesday mornings for children ages 3 to school age whose moms attend the Women with Young Children Small Group. Our theme is “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” The children are issued “passports,” and we learn about various peoples, cultures, and languages. A snack is provided, often featuring foods from the country we are studying. Nursery care for children under 3 is also provided. (Contact: Jane Sebborn)
A ministry for girls in grades 4-6 designed to build relationships with each other and strengthen their individual relationship with Jesus Christ. In today’s rapidly changing, fast-paced society, children often feel insecure and vulnerable. This small group gives girls a place to belong and experience God’s love through caring relationships. We build discipleship skills and allow for outreach to others. Gatherings occur twice a month and include a short devotion, a time of prayer, and fun activities. (Contact: Robin Therrien, 518-755-2211)
Children's Christmas Musical
A quality musical production presented on the first Saturday and Sunday in December. Children who participate attend twice-weekly practice sessions throughout the month of November. Extensive behind the scenes adult support is also required in the way of costume, scenery and technical services.
Vacation Bible School
Weeklong program for children held jointly with the First Baptist Church of North Adams in July. Click here to sign up