First Baptist Church welcomes children of all ages.
We have a large, bright and colourful Nursery room where infants and toddlers enjoy their experience either with or without Mom or Dad. It is well equipped with an inviting array of interesting books and toys along with child-sized tables and chairs. A crib, playpen, and change table as well as a CD player help to keep things running smoothly. Nursery care givers are in attendance each Sunday to help watch over and care for the little ones.
Four classes have been organized for the older children: Little Learners (ages 2-3 years), Beginners (ages 4-7 years), Explorers (ages 8-11 years) and Discovery (ages 12-15 years). The regular Church School program runs from September to May. Bible activities for children up to 8 years of age operate every Sunday during June, July and August. Volunteer teachers are responsible for fall, winter, spring or summer sessions. All are required to complete police record checks.
Each child in the Church School and Nursery is paired with an adult member of the congregation, who faithfully prays for him/her each week. Our Prayer Friends program brings together the two groups in a positive and friendly manner, thus encouraging the development of meaningful inter-generational communication.
A “Time with the Children and Prayer” is part of each Sunday morning worship service. This is followed by a “Let’s Sing Together” experience around the piano in Blatchly Hall, just before regular Church School classes begin.
The Church School participates each year in the Canadian Baptist Mission Awareness Project.