Children & youth ministries
Children are important to the work and mission of First Covenant. We believe that they are essential to our worship and fellowship. We offer programming on Sunday mornings and on special days throughout the year specifically geared towards the spiritual development of our children.
Following the Sunday service, all are invited to join for Sunday School for all ages. There is something for everyone from preschool through 12th grade, and many opportunities throughout the year for intergenerational learning time. We use a curriculum that follows along with the Narrative Lectionary, a storytelling based understanding of the biblical narrative. Children will experience lessons written and taught to align with the scripture readings from the service, and kids of all ages are given take-home sheets so that families can stay on the same page throughout the week. Elementary aged children (grades 1-5) meet in the SkyLounge, and Preschool (ages 3-5) meets downstairs in the Preschool Room. If you'd like to be involved in leading and teaching Sunday School, reach out to Pastor Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org, it is such a valuable and meaningful experience to be involved in the personal and spiritual growth of the littlest members of our congregation!
Family Bowling Party: This year, we've added a few family oriented events to our church's calendar, so that our children get a chance to build relationships and have a little fun while they're at it! In November, a group of parents and kids gathered at West Seattle Bowl and had a blast!
The next family event will be in March, date TBD, Pastor Meg will announce plans soon!
Fall Festival: We continued our Fall Fest tradition this year with a delicious pizza lunch, games and crafts, line dancing, and of course, Trunk or Treat! Thanks again to all the volunteers who made this event such a fun and interactive success! Photo cred: Hans-Erik Blomgren
Prayer Partners: One of the hallmarks of our congregation, each child is paired up with an adult Prayer Partner. This special relationships help facilitate intergenerational bonds and connect children to our history and traditions. Prayer Partners maintain contact throughout the year, praying for the special needs of their child, and offering support and encouragement. Each year, we celebrate these wonderful relationships with a Prayer Partner Breakfast. Stay tuned for more information about that upcoming event!