We Love Children at FBC

Our toddlers and infants meet in the nursery at 9:30 AM and are also nourished spiritually by our dedicated Preschool Ministry Intern (these children are invited to remain in the nursery until the end of our Sunday morning experience).

First through fifth graders will meet upstairs for our music time at 9:30 AM and then proceed to our Sunday School classroom at approximately 9:50 AM. Children are then brought into the sanctuary by our Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers at 10:20 AM, where they will sit together on the front row until our Children’s Message. At this time, kindergarteners will be accompanied by one of our Children’s Ministry workers to Wee Praise (an age-appropriate worship experience) for the remainder of the service. Children in the first grade and up will be asked to sit with their parents/guardians for the remainder of the service. This provides a wonderful opportunity to worship as a family and share in praise.

On Wednesday nights at 4:30 PM, children ages K - 5th grade will be accompanied to RA’s and GA’s where they will learn the importance of missions and sharing God’s love. Children will meet for dinner at 5:30 PM in our Mission and Fellowship Center, and the Youth will eat in the Youth room (Kids and Youth eat for free!!). For toddlers and preschool children, Mission Friends then begins at 6:00 PM in the nursery. Children and youth will have production rehearsal for choir and the play, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," begins at 6:00 PM in the church chapel.

Following this time, children will come together to discuss how we can live into our purpose of doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God. Furthermore, on Wednesday nights, toddlers and infants will be cared for in our nursery. Thank you so much for considering our congregation. We hope to meet you and your kiddos very soon.

1st Explorers at First Baptist Church of Sylva

Our 1st Explorers Ministry is a comprehensive ministry that provides care for children and families in our community. During the school year, we provide Parents Morning Out (8:30 - Noon) and After School Care; additionally we offer Teacher Workday Care, Parents Night Out Care and Snow Day Care. During the summer months we provide a full-day Summer Explorers Camp. Please click below for more information.