The Christian Education Ministry at First Presbyterian Church seeks to engage and nurture children, youth, adults, and families so that they grow in their relationship with God and neighbors, and support the church’s mission of inspiring all to love and serve with Christ. We are continually envisioning the future and develop new programming ideas for our congregation and for our friends in our near west side neighborhood.

Children's Ministry

Christian Education for the children is reaching out to them as they are, to teach them the Bible and God’s love, and to provide opportunities to develop, enrich and practice their faith. We achieve this through Sunday School, worship, and special activities.

Sunday school is in session from September to May, for Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. We use Bible stories from the Revised Common Lectionary, age-appropriate learning activities, and challenge our children to put their faith into action and grow in their self-understanding as Christians.

In the Presbyterian tradition, we gather parents and students in second and third grade for communion preparation. We study scripture, bake bread from scratch make tablecloths for the communion table and enjoy some special activities. On the following Communion Sunday, the children participate in communion with their church family.

If your second or third grade student would like to participate in a communion workshop, please contact Pastor Katie at

The words Youth Ministry

All youth in grades 6th to 12th are welcome to join in our weekly Youth Group gathering, and that includes friends, family and neighbors of that age. All are welcome!

Youth Group is led by Joel Morien, Director of Children, Youth and Families along with members of the CE Committee, Bobbi Holl and Lonnie McCormick. Group meets each Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm in our upstairs Youth Group Room. Weekly opportunities are designed to challenge faith, strengthen friendships, and deepen our commitment to one another and to God. Through worship, fellowship, education, and service, we aim to engage youth in activities that allow them to experience Christ’s love in many ways.

Throughout the year, there’s several opportunities for fellowship and ministry. First Presbyterian youth participate in:

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack in October

December lock-in to wrap the Christmas Prayer Basket gifts

January ski trip

Spring lock-in

And, MORE!

Please contact Joel Morien with any questions at or call the office at 920-437-8121. And, if it’s your first time joining us, please complete the application and bring it along to the meeting.

Join us and discover God’s giftedness in each of us.