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     Welcome to Elements!

    What is Elements?

    Elements is our Children's Ministry!  We minister to children from birth through 5th grade.  This group of children breaks down into our Nursery (ages birth to 2), our Pre-School group (ages 2 through 6), and our Elementary group (1st through 5th grade).  Once the kids age out, they move up to our Student Ministry, Elevate!  We are a year-round ministry offering activities and lessons on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday evenings.  We also plan regular events and outings with the children, such as a Fall Carnival, Christmas Programs, and trips to places like the NC Aquarium.

    What are our goals?
    The purpose of Elements is to teach our children the basic elements to building a strong foundation in our Lord.  These elements include understanding that God is  bigger than us, we can honor Him with the choices we make, He is always with us, and we should treat others the way we want to be treated.

    These concepts are taught in fun, interactive environments on the level of each age group.  We want church to be something your child looks forward to, while helping them develop relationships with other children and with their Savior, Jesus Christ.

    What Happens at Church? 
    First Church offers three services on Sunday mornings.  No matter which service or classes you choose to attend, there is something wonderful offered for your children.

       8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
    At this time, we provide a fully staffed nursery for children under the age of 2.
    For children ages 2 through 5th grade, we offer our Children's Church activities.  
    Children aged 2 to 6 engage in active worship, lessons and fun crafts and games during these worship hours. 
    Our Elementary aged children, 1st-5th grade, gather in the Children's Church room (114).  This is a room designed just for them to engage in interactive lessons.  

       9:45 AM
    At this time, we provide a fully staffed nursery for children under the age of 2.
    This hour marks our Bible Study hour, or Sunday School hour.  Children of all ages are brought into a quieter, more intimate setting to get a little deeper into the word of God.  During this hour, teachers can provide more one on one learning opportunities and form closer relationships with the children, ages 2 through 5th grade.

       SUNDAY NIGHTS
       6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM

    Sunday evenings offer a special small group style class setting for children ages 2 through 5th grade.  Lessons are geared directly to the age of your child.  Along with general lesson time, children will participate in games, crafts, activities, and discussion.

    We encourage you to send us your children on Sunday evenings while you either participate in a connect group or volunteer alongside the children's ministry to help your child build a firm Christian foundation.

    A fully staffed nursery is provided for children under the age of 2.

       WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
       7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

    Children under the age of 2 can enjoy our fully staffed nursery.

    Mid-week studies give us time to get to know each other on a deeper level.  On Wednesday nights, the children break into appropriate age groups for Bible lesson, prayer time, and time to fellowship with one another.

    These children are taught the value of serving the Lord by regularly visiting nursing homes or special needs church members, remembering our sick members through prayer and card making, and even learning about some of our special missionaries through the magical window of Skype!  

    Wednesday nights are a special experience for the children and teachers because the children get to serve and grow alongside their teachers.  The result: helping children grow in their walks with Christ.  Don't miss this special opportunity!