The mission of the Nursery is to serve the church and the local community by providing a welcoming, safe, loving, and nurturing environment that promotes and shares the love of Christ through curriculum, play, and creative expression.
On Sunday mornings our Nursery opens at 9:15am – childcare is provided during the 11am Worship Service, and closes at 12:15pm .
The Nursery is a safe place on our campus where children are cared for while their parents are involved in worship. All of our nursery staff are equipped with training to properly care for infants and toddlers, and are all CPR and First Aid certified by the American Heart Association.
The Nursery is located on the lower level of the Chrisitian Education building between the Labaig Street entrance and Crossley Theater, across from Mears Center and the playground.
We Value Children
Our Purpose: To serve as a resource to children and their families for building community, supporting family life, and cultivating relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our Vision: To welcome all children and families into a faith community that encourages each person to grow in their identity as a follower of Jesus Christ and member of His Church.
Sunday Morning Programs
9:15am: Nursery Opens
(Ages 3 months – 2 years)
10:45am: Sunday School for All Ages
(Extended Care for the 11am Worship service begins at 11:00am.)
Developmentally appropriate classrooms are available for all ages during church-wide Sunday School. What follows is a description of class location, ages, and drop-off instructions for Early Childhood thru 6th grade.
10:45 – 12:15pm: Sunday School for Early Childhood (K-6)
12:15pm: Nursery Closes
Vacation Bible School
This fun, week-long adventure in song, Bible stories, and all kinds of fun activities is an every-other-year tradition at FPCH, taking place on even-numbered years. Adult and teen volunteers guide children in Pre-K thru 6th grade in activities that explore the heart of God and the meaning of Scripture. Watch for information and registration on the News & Events page.
Do you have children in 2nd – 5th grades? You can register them for summer camp! We love attending children’s camps at Forest Home in the San Bernardino Mountains each summer, and we’d love for your children to come discover the love of Christ surrounded by forest, mountains, streams, lakes, and amazing counselors! Registration begins in late winter and continues until all camper spaces are full.
Christmas Craft Night
This fun family tradition takes place on the first Friday of December from 6:50-8:30 in Mears Center. All are welcome to come and make crafts, hear the Christmas Story, sing carols, and eat cookies. Families are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share with everyone. While there is no registration or ticket required for this event, a goodwill donation is taken during the evening to benefit an FPCH missionary.
Spring Wing Ding
Join us for one of the most fun events of the year! This spring carnival and silent auction is an open community event featuring games, prizes, a petting zoo, and more! The silent auction takes place inside Mears Center and is the primary fundraiser for the church’s preschool.
Family Dinners on the Playground
While these typically take place during the summer, you can watch for them year-round on the News & Events page! We feed you dinner for $2 a plate and your family gets to hang out on our fabulous playground. It’s an inexpensive way to meet new friends and tire out the kids.
This interactive class is designed to teach 2nd-6th graders and their parents/caregivers about the how, what, why, and when of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion). While all children are welcome to take part in the Lord’s Supper, we highly encourage parents to participate in this class with their children at some point. Watch the News & Events page for scheduling of this yearly opportunity.
Parent & Caregiver Workshops
We believe that caring for children is one of the most important jobs and we want to equip parents and caregivers to do it well! Watch the News & Events page for intentional workshops for every stage of parenting.
We love our volunteers – our programs truly wouldn’t happen without them! That’s why we plan several trainings each year – the first of which takes place the Saturday before Kick-Off Sunday. Trainings help guide volunteers through the Biblical heart of teaching and caring for children, the practical tools of developmentally appropriate teaching, and standard procedures of caring for families and young children. Staff are also available throughout the year to work with smaller teams or individual volunteers to help meet the needs of their classroom.
The Children’s Center
Please note that the FPCH’s Children’s Center Pre School is currently closed with no immediate plans to reopen.