Children's Music Ministry

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in person classes and gatherings are currently suspended. For more information, please contact the Ministry leader.**

Children of all ages enjoy a variety of opportunities to develop their God-given abilities in music and the arts. Together, we learn skills that allow us to participate in worship leadership at First Presbyterian Church in new and exciting ways. We begin with music for 2 and 3-year-olds during the Church School classes on Sunday mornings. Children, 4-years-old through 1st  grade, participate in the Younger Children’s Choir, which meets immediately after the Children’s Time during 11 a.m. worship. For 2nd  through 5th grade, we offer three afternoon classes on Sundays. The Children’s bells and choir will meet throughout the year and the worship arts class will change every four to six weeks. Classes planned include drumming, painting, drawing, stained glass, drama, instruments, banner making, and dance.

SUMMER MUSIC & ARTS CAMPS

Both of our Music and Art Camps, the PreK and the Elementary versions, are cancelled for Summer of 2020 due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and the closeness with which we work with our campers. We apologize for disappointing our campers because these events are usually highlights in our summer plans! We hope to see you all back in the Summer of 2021 for 2 awesome camps! For further information, please contact Music Associate Rebecca Sawyer, 817.335.1231, ext. 253.

Pre-K Music Time

2 and 3 Year Olds
Sundays, during the Church School classes. Children will sing, move and dance to music, play simple instruments, and learn basic musical patterns and the beginnings of solfege during their class times. 

Younger Children’s Choir 

4-Years-Olds thru 1st Grade
Sundays, 11:20 a.m. – 12 p.m. Children will leave worship with volunteers following the Children’s Moment. Activities include singing, playing drums, Orff and other percussion instruments, folk dancing, activities and games to lay a foundation for music reading and a love for God's gift of music. This group will participate in worship twice each semester.  For more information, please contact Music Associate Rebecca Sawyer, 817.335.1231, ext. 253.

CHILDREN’S BELL CHOIR 

2nd graders thru 5th graders
Sundays, 3:50-4:30 p.m. This group will learn foundational skills for chimes and bells and will participate in worship up to three times per semester. For more information, please contact Music Associate Rebecca Sawyer, 817.335.1231, ext. 253.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR 

2nd graders thru 5th graders
Sundays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. This group will learn beautiful singing skills and how to blend as a group. They will have the opportunity to participate in Worship three times per semester. For more information, please contact Laura Collins, 817.335.1231, ext. 238.

WORSHIP ARTS CLASS 

2nd graders thru 5th graders
Sundays, 5:15-6 p.m. This time will include classes that change every four to six weeks. Options will be chosen to give children a wide range of opportunities to participate in worship in new ways. Past classes have included drama, drumming, painting, liturgical dance, and ukulele. For more information, please contact Music Associate Rebecca Sawyer, 817.335.1231, ext. 253.

Please note that all adult volunteers who participate in our children's music ministries are trained on FPC's Abuse Prevention System.