Sunday School

FirstPresbyterianSundayScho.jpgWe believe the Children and Youth of our church are a vital part of our faith community at First Presbyterian Church of Itasca.  We provide Christian education, have some fun, and nurture and help them grow into young men and women.  We firmly believe the children of our congregation are the "next generation", so we work hard to make Sunday School and other youth activities fun and exciting so the kids want to come to church.

We offer church school for all ages 5 years old through high school. Our goal is to provide effective and quality Christian Education to all ages. During church school, the children are taught lessons using the bible about God, Jesus, and how to lead a good moral life. Students begin worship with their family at 10:30am, then after God's Word with Children, the children go to their individual classrooms. They rejoin their families at Coffee Hour at 11:45am.

Nursery Care
Our nursery is available during worship service, staffed by volunteers from our church.

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Confirmation
Confirmation is offered every other year for 7th and 8th graders. Confirmation is an opportunity for the youth to further explore their faith and decide if they are ready to become a member of the Presbyterian Church.

 

Opportunities for Children and Youth

Heifer ProjectHeifer Project is spearheaded by the children and youth of First Presbyterian Church of Itasca.  The children raise money to purchase cows, rabbits, sheep and other livestock animals and plants to give to families in need in the USA and around the world.  All individuals who receive an animal from Heifer Project promise to give the first offspring of the animal they received to another individual or family in need in their community.  This is truly a way to "pay it forward" and the children learn a valuable lesson in giving to those in need.

Youth Sunday:  Each year, the youth and children of the congregation lead an entire worship service, with the exception of the sermon, delivered by our Pastor.

Serving In Worship Service:  Children who can read have the opportunity to be liturgist during worship service and participate in dramatic readings.  On various Sundays during the year, the children and youth of our congregation all participate in service by reciting the 23rd Psalm, the Apostles' Creed or singing songs. Every Christmas, the children put on a Christmas pageant. They also host Coffee Hour on special occasions.