Family Ministry

Partnering with Families. Engaging Children.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and will all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give to you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit
at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Family Ministry at FCC aims to partner with families to build a foundation of faith in Christ for the next generation by cultivating authentic relationships in a place where everyone belongs and providing engaging experiences that bring God’s story to life.

We are always looking for volunteers who love kids and want to be a part of their lives. If you are interested in working in Family Ministry, please complete this form and someone will get back to you.

With all the disruptions and cancellations for kids these days, we wanted to supply a tool for you to use with your children. Life.Church does and amazing job with their children's worship and are always willing to share with others. Each week we will post a link for you to use with your kids. This might even help to keep the kids engaged and busy while you listen/watch the regular Sunday message. Questions? Contact the Family Ministry Team here.

Weekday Preschool

Early Childhood | Babies - PreK

We believe that young children deserve a unique ministry tailored to meet their special developmental needs. We are currently mailing home the weekly lessons. If you are not getting these in the mail, please contact Kate and she will get your child added to the mailing list. 

Questions? Contact Kate Cain, Early Childhood Coordinator.

Connect with our private Facebook group.

  • (Normal Sunday Mornings ) Nursery & Tots | 6 weeks - Potty Trained

    We provide more than just childcare. We offer a loving, caring, safe environment for your children. Each week we will listen to music and read Bible stories. Once your child is potty trained, let the Nursery/Tots staff know and they will make arrangements for your child to be promoted to the Kitty Room.

  • (Normal Sunday Mornings) Wee Worship & Wee Grow | Age 3 - PreK

    Wee Worship - This is offered at the 9:00a service and brings preschoolers (potty trained - PreK) together as one group - 'Children's Church.' We offer a lesson, Bible verse, song and center time.

    Wee Grow - This is offered at the 10:30a sesrvice and puts the kids in their age appropriate class rooms. During this 'Sunday School hour,' the kids get a lesson told in a way that they can understand according to their age, crafts, snack, center time and music.

    We have found that the kids really get a lot out of both Wee Worship & Wee Grow. By teaching in this we are are hoping to reach kids using methods that help them learn best.

Children's Ministry | Grades K-6

What do a magnifying glass, baking soda & vinegar and a peacock feather have to do with Jesus? ALiVE! Small groups and worship time uses interactive Bible teaching along with skits, music and other object lessons to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The magnifying glass helps us to discover how each of us is made unique and 1-of-a-kind in Christ's image. The kids see how the Holy Spirit (baking soda) can fill them (vinegar) with Christ's love overflowing to others when they allow the Spirit to come into their lives. Balancing a peacock feather in your hand when looking down is just about as hard as trying to balance life when only looking at ourselves. But when you look up and focus on the top of the peacock feather, you can keep it from falling just like we look up to God, He gives us all we need to live a balanced and joyful life. 

During this time we are posting activities and lesson sheets in our private Facebook Group. Questions? Contact Family Ministry.

  • (Normal Sunday Mornings)

    9:00a | ALiVE! Small Groups | Grades K-4

    Join us in ALiVE! room 3 for a fun opening before heading to small groups for interactive Bible stories, activities and prayer.

  • (Normal Sunday Mornings)

    9:00a | The Edge Small Group | Grades 5-6

    Enjoy donuts, fellowship, air hockey and lively discussion of how God's Word and Jesus Christ are alive and relevant today. Learn why knowing, loving and serving God will equip us to not only survive, but thrive in this crazy world.

  • (Normal Sunday Mornings)

    10:30a | ALiVE! Worship | Grades K-6

    Experience Jesus through kid-friendly worship and high-energy songs, fun and crazy skits (with a point) and Bible teaching that brings Scriptures to life!

  • ALiVE! @home

    An at-home Scripture memory challenge for your K-6 child...or the whole family. Kids learn at the pace best for them and will grow in confidence and knowledge of God's Word.

    Program runs September - May with a one verse per month goal. Grow even more with the monthly Gold-Page Challenge. This includes learning the books of the Bible, 10 Commandments, Lord's Prayer, Psalm 23 and more. the @home folders are available at the @home table.

    Please contact Family Ministry if you would like to work on these from home.

Engage Teens | Grades 7-12

Student ministry at FCC is all about partnering with families to build a foundation of faith in Jesus for students. We are a place where we cultivate authentic relationships and everyone belongs! We also strive to provide engaging experiences that brings God’s story to life in the lives of middle school and high school students.

Questions? Contact Family Ministry.

To stay connected during this time, make sure you have connected with our private Facebook Group. and signed up for our monthly email.

  • Engage - Sunday Mornings

    We are currently reevaluating our Sunday morning programming for students in grades 7-12. Questions? Contact Family Ministry.

    Make sure you subscribe to youth ministry texts to know about youth events/activities.

    Text @fccocsm to 81010.

Upcoming Events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...