Children & Family Ministries

Please Download and fill out the Child Information sheet and email  completed form back to Amy Galloway at amysnipesgalloway@gmail.com.
First Baptist Church of Smithfield, NC seeks to minister to and with families of young children (birth-fifth grade) as part of its total ministry.  Through a variety of learning opportunities, we seek to cultivate a love of God as we gather to worship, study scripture, build relationships, equip disciples and serve others by word and deed.

Weekly Opportunities for Children:

Sunday mornings:
Worship @ 8:45 and 10:55
  • Children of any age are welcome and encouraged to worship with us!!
  • Child Care is provided for birth – Kindergarten
  • Children’s Sermons are a part of each worship service.
Sunday School (Bible Study) birth – adult @ 9:45 AM
  • PS 1    Babies – Toddlers
  • PS 4    Twos – Threes
  • PS 6    Fours – Kindergarten
  • Room 258   Children Grades 1 – 2
  • Room 256   Children Grades 3-5
 
Wednesday nights:
Nursery  for Babies – Age 2 (by September 1st)   6:30 – 7:30
Preschool M&Ms (Music & Mission Friends for ages 3 – K)
       Preschool Choir PS 5:  6:15 – 6:45
       Mission Friends PS 3:  6:45 – 7:30
Children’s MGM (Music, Games & Missions for grades 1-5)
       Children’s Choir       6:15 – 6:45
       Children In Action Room 254     6:45 – 7:30   
  • Mission Friends and Children in Action are mission programs sponsored by Women’s Missionary Union that help children learn about missions, give to missions, pray for missions and do missions locally, nationally and internationally.  Loving God is expressed by sharing His love with others and helping to meet the needs of people everywhere.  Links to their resources are available at wmu.com
 
Samples of Opportunities Throughout the Year:
  • Family Fun Outings (recreational, seasonal and spontaneous fellowships)
  • “Journey to the Cross” (or similar emphasis for Lent, Easter)
  • “Operation In As Much” – community outreach ministry
  • Vacation Bible School (summer, ages 3-5th grade)
  • Summer Mission Expedition  –  music, skits, games, missions and field trips for grades 1-5
  • Summer JAM – music, Mission Friends and activities for preschoolers, 3-K
  • Welcome to Worship- (aka- “Parenting in the Pew”) encouragement for parents of preschoolers-1st & 2nd graders joining us for worship.  Training for children and their parents/caregivers. August-September
  • Camp Willow Run – Fall weekend retreat for grades 3-5
  • Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
  • Thanksgiving Family Service
  • Advent Family Activities to anticipate the coming Savior
  • Happy Birthday, Jesus! party
  • Christmas pageant
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service