KINDERGARTEN - 5th GRADE

DEepening relationships and growing faith

Elementary school is a time of rapid social and intellectual development. First Reformed Church aims to connect these changes to a stronger love for Jesus.
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Sunday School

When: Sundays, 10:45-11:30 AM
Where: Lower Level South; Rooms S1-N25
Children in grades K-5 are invited to share in FRC’s Sunday School experience. Through drama, music, and activities in both large group and small group settings, the kids will begin to experience for themselves who God is, how He sees them and how much He loves them. Our children are invited to be an active part of understanding how to grow in a relationship with God, and develop relationships with others around them in school, at home and in their neighborhoods. 252 BASICS, a vibrant Bible-based curriculum, will be used to guide our K-5 children in learning more about God’s big story and more about how much He genuinely loves each one of them. 

Kids connection

When: Mondays and Wednesdays (3-5th Grade)
               Tuesdays and Thursdays (K-2nd Grade)
       3:30-5:30 PM
Where: Lower Level South Gym, K-5 Room, Rooms S5-S7
Kids’ Connection is an after-school ministry for Orange City elementary students. Registered students (Note: Registration Periods are in August and December) can ride church busses from Orange City Elementary and from Orange City Christian School to church where they grow spiritually, socially and emotionally through the connections made with other children and our volunteers.  Kids’ Connection includes a Bible story, Bible verse memorization, snacks, free play activities, interactive physical activities, crafts, service work, and help with homework. Participants must be picked up by parents at or before 5:30 PM. Donations and volunteers are always needed!

Catechism

When: Wednesdays, (September-December) 6:30-7:30 PM
Where: Lower Level South; Rooms S1-N25
Catechism is a series of courses in Christian theology. Drawing on the New City Catechism, K-5 students learn the fundamentals of Brokenness, Redemption, and Obedience in small classes with committed Christian teachers. 

GEMS and CADETS

When: Wednesdays, (January-Easter) 6:30-7:30 PM
Where: Lower Level South; Rooms S1-N25
Cadets: The Cadet ministry encourages boys to study the Bible as the guide to life.  As they learn who Jesus is, Cadets build a boys' character as they develop an understanding of their place in God’s world.

GEMS: The mission of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.  Bible studies, service projects, crafts, games, badge work and other fun activities are used to teach the truth of God’s Word.

KIDS' CHOIR

When: Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
               Performances monthly in 9:30 AM Worship
Where: Chapel
Our kids love to lead us in worship. Once a month, they participate in the Sunday morning services. On some occasions, this is with the worship band as part of congregational worship; at other times, the choir presents "numbers" as ministries of music.