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.

Early Childhood | Babies - PreK

We believe that young children deserve a unique ministry tailored to meet their special developmental needs. Early Childhood programming is offered during both the 9:00 & 10:30a services. We are ready to accept children at 8:45a and they can stay through both hours so that you can attend service, a Sunday Morning group or serve in an area of ministry.


Questions? Contact Kate Cain, Early Childhood Coordinator.


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  • 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.

  • 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. 


Questions? Contact Sue Crenshaw, Children's Minister.


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 Dj Butcher, Family Life & Youth Minister.


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  • Engage

    Engage meets on Sunday mornings in the youth center at 9:15a till 10:15a for both middle school and high school students. We study scripture. We engage in conversation about the scriptures and life. And we build community together.


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

    Text @fccocsm to 81010.