First Congregational Church of Winter Park offers a wide variety of programs and activities for people of all ages. In addition, we constantly strive to modify or adapt our programming to meet the needs of our congregation, our friends and guests. Activities for children are outlined below.
Young Church - On Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. we gather as a church family in our historic Sanctuary. Early in the service, children are invited to the front of the Sanctuary for a lesson before leaving for Sunday School. Sunday School Meets weekly on Sunday mornings during the school year. Each class has a Lead Teacher who participates in a weekly Bible Study related to our "Seasons of the Spirit" curriculum. Parents assist the Lead Teachers with lessons and activities. Sunday School is a time for learning about God and making friends.
Childrens' and Youth Choirs - Choir experiences for children and youth from kindergarten though high school are provided in three age groups. Choirs meet to rehearse on Wednesday evenings during Joyful Noise! program days and times (see below) and perform frequently on Sunday mornings during the academic year.
Children's Bell Choir - Meets on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. Interested children learn bell playing for worship service.
Vacation Bible School - Children engage in a week long Vacation Bible School each summer. A VBS curriculum is chosen and volunteers prepare during the spring for this exciting week of learning Bible stories and getting to know each other.
FledgeW.I.N.G.S. - Parents with children K-5th grades and their siblings meet monthly for fun times ... pool parties, field trips, and other seasonal activities like Pumpkinfest and Eggstravaganza. These are great times for the entire family.
JuniorW.I.N.G.S. - JuniorW.I.N.G.S. is for 5th graders. The group monthly with our JuniorW.I.N.G.S. coordinator, assisted by parents. Each JuniorW.I.N.G.S. event has a rotating theme ... outreach, social, spirit, or art.
Joyful Noise! Wednesday Meets Wednesday evenings during the school year. Joyful Noise! Wednesday revolves around our favorite activity--a great dinner and fellowship time! The Joyful Noise! Wednesday evenings include times for children, youth and adult choir rehearsals, liturical dance, and activity time for children while Pastor Bryan leads discussions for adults.
Walk Through Bethlehem or a Christmas Pageant - Walk Through Bethlehem and a Christma Pageant are conducted in alternating years. These events involve children in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season and are a delight for the entire congregation and our guests.
Outreach and Community Service - We provide opportunities for children to engage in outreach and community service opportunities throuhout the year.
Use the link below to view or download Children's Program brochure (PDF format).