First Presbyterian Church


Christian Education
Sunday School, Wednesday Club and Vacation Bible School

Sunday School

Gathering is a time for all generations to meet together to sing, work on scripture memorization and sign language, and enjoy a presentation by our puppets.

Rotation Model Sunday School
Children in kindergarten through 5th grades may participate in a unique approach to Sunday School. Each month the focus is on a different story from the bible. They experience this story in four different ways in age-appropriate groups.

CinemaOne week they watch a video about the story in our New Life Cinema. The theater is complete with raised theater seates, a big screen TV and, yes, movie theater style popcorn. Of course, adults lead discussion and prayer times before and after the video.


drama SSIn the Story Weavers center students discuss the story and then re-enact the story on stage with costumes and props.




craftsIn the Carpenter's Workshop students may use their artistic creativity to complete a craft project related to the month's bible story and take it home with them.




Computer classIn the center students use Bible-based computer software to further enhance the story. Students read the story in the bible, watch a computer animation and use interactive software to enhance learning about the story.



PreschoolPre-School Sunday School
Children ages 3 through pre-school have a traditional Sunday school setting with the same teacher in the same room every week to enhance their comfort level.



High SchoolMiddle School and High School Sunday School
Middle School and High School students meet in our youth center, "The Gathering Place," an annex building west of the main building. Groups also meet Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Check our youth page for more information.

adult SSAdult Sunday School
Rev. Dave Beckmann leads adult Sunday School each week. Dave leads the class of over 100 adults through the bible with his original PowerPoint presentations. To listen to the class on-line click the button to the right.

nurseryNursery Care
Child Care is available from 9:00 a.m. through 11:45 a.m. each Sunday.



wed clubWednesday Club
Our weekly after-school program for children in kindergarten through 5th grade includes snacks, games, lesson and singing. Transportation is available from school upon request.


VBSVacation Bible School
For one week each summer we offer vacation bible school for the whole family. We meet Sunday through Thursday for one week each summer. Each evening begins with a meal at 5:15 p.m. and then breaks into classes for pre-schoolers through adults. Nursery care is also provided.

Video of 2014 VBS