“We are alive with the enthusiasm of our children”

Each Sunday, we provide children`s programing and a nursery as a safe space for children to belong within our community and to grow in spirit. Presently, we have about 25 children and infants who participate in our programming.

During Covid-19, we are providing on-line classes that are supported with a monthly home-delivered package to each child.  The package can also be used by families without attending the on-line classes.

Ages 4 to 9 meet at 10 a.m. on Sundays via Zoom,

Ages 8 to 11 meet as 12:00 noon on Sundays via google.

To receive the Zoom invitation, please contact our Coordinator of Children and Youth Programming, Nikki Nel at nikkinelteacher@gmail.com

The vision of First’s programming for children can be summarized by the following statements.

  • Each child feels loved the way they are (hears from God and others “my beloved in whom I am well pleased”); an unconditional love where the child feels radically accepted and included.

  • Each child feels they are someone of value and importance and giftedness.

  • There is support and development for the “spirit” self of each child, and hence their spiritual growth.

  • A place where child enthusiasm is allowed to flourish, and where the “child view” radiates and teaches.

  • A place of being noticed, known, cherished through the building of a safe community where there is a sense of belonging.

  • A place where loving relationships are modeled and where one can experience friendships that are more reliably kind.

  • Development of children’s voice and leadership.