St. Joe First puts kids first! We care deeply about helping children learn the Bible and making sure they know they are loved by God. Our goal is to build a firm spiritual foundation that will last a lifetime. Our dedicated teachers invest love and time in the life of each child. We offer several programs on Sunday mornings, a new weekly Spark Kids Club on Thursdays, Family Fun Nights throughout the year, and a fun-filled Vacation Bible School each summer. Our Children's Ministry programs are led by Will Flaherty.
Spark on Thursdays - new!
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12 & 12/10
Spark is an exciting mix of faith and fun! Spark is open to all kids in preschool through 5th grade. Each week kids will get the opportunity to socialize, engage in fun activities, and learn how to build a firm foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.
Our Sunday programs provide a chance for kids to worship and learn in creative ways.
K-5th grade: Youth Center Room 305
Offered during the casual service, kids encounter God through a fun-filled and faith-filled hour of worship. Kids start out at the Activity station where they can color, do word searches, mazes, or crossword puzzles. Then there is an opening prayer, music, reciting a creed, Scripture, watching a curriculum video, discussing the scripture and video, having a get-to-know-you and prayer time, and ending by singing a few more songs.
K-5th grade: Room 310
Wayfinder boards at all three main entrances will help you find the correct rooms. Greeters are also on hand to help you.
Infant-preschool: Room 101 - Entrance 1
Our Nursery is open Sunday mornings from 8:45am to 12:15pm. The Nursery is staffed by a paid nursery attendant who is certified in first aid and CPR.
Family Fun Nights
Once a month (usually on Fridays, 6-8pm) we invite everyone, from children to grandparents, to enjoy family time together. We offer a variety of activities: harvest festival, laser tag, movie nights, holiday parties, and more!
Vacation Bible School
All children pre-school through 5th grade completed are invited to our annual VBS held one week every summer. To see how much fun children have at our summertime VBS, watch this video of highlights!
For more info on this exciting ministry, contact Director Will Flaherty @269.325.7057 or email.