What we’re all about:
Our goal is to help children get anchored to Jesus & for them to share Him with their friends. At First free we love to partner with parents to help kids grow in Jesus.
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Kids are put into groups based on their age at the start of the school year in September. If your child has a birthday during the school year, they will stay in the same group until the next fall.
MAY 21: Last day of Bible Time class with current teachers for K-5th graders.
MAY 28: 1 service. Only nursery and preschool meet.
MONTH OF JUNE: Two services. K-5th graders will meet all together 9:15-10:30 in room 102 for the Buddy Davis’ Amazing Adventures video series! 6th graders will join the student community group. Preschool and nursery follow their regular schedules.
JULY AND AUGUST: One service. K-5 kids stay in service.
Whenever there is service, there is nursery and preschool. Kids are promoted up to their new classes in September!
We need preschool teachers this summer!
Our preschool teachers, who have faithfully taught this past school year, receive a break and time of refreshment over the summer months. We are asking all preschool parents (and others!) to to sign up to teach 1 or 2 Sundays this summer! The curriculum is fun and easy. Click the button below to sign up and see what dates are open.
Sunday schedule (September-May)
Creekside Nursery: Infants to Age 2
Available all Sunday morning
Children up to age 2 are cared for in a loving & safe environment during the entire Sunday morning. There are 4 fabulous nursery coordinators who oversee our nursery rooms & volunteer caregivers who are regularly assigned to the rooms. Parents need to stop by the Nursery/Preschool check-in table to register new children, pick up a pager, and receive wristband nametags for their children. Children with allergies or special requests or given red wristbands.
A Mother’s Room is also available as a quiet place for babies to sleep or to be fed.
Creekside Preschool: Ages 2-5
AVAILABLE ALL SUNDAY MORNING
Preschoolers engage in Bible stories, crafts, and play time. There are consistent teachers who use the HeartShaper curriculum by Standard Publishing while they get to know and love the children! They rotate monthly and transition between the two worship gatherings. The children are encouraged to stay in their classrooms the entire morning and snacks are given at the end of the first hour. Children with allergies or special requests or given red wristbands. Preschoolers need to be checked in at the Nursery/Preschool check-in table where they will receive a wristband nametag they’re required to wear and parents will receive a pager.
Creekside Bible Time: Grades K-6
During the first service, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m
The students* meet in individual grade levels for “Bible Time” where they will have 1 or 2 consistent teachers who teach from the Discipleland curriculum. This is a time of building relationships with peers while establishing a firm foundation of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus!
After class the children are dismissed to the gym for Fellowship Time which includes donuts and juice. They are strongly encouraged to remain in the gym or go to “Friends Corner”.
*K-4th graders go directly to Base Camp at 9:15 before going to their classrooms.
Friends' Corners: Grades K-6
10:30 TO 10:50 A.M.
K-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade friends hang out in two supervised rooms with crafts, games, and video corners. Kids must be picked up by 10:50 a.m.
Creekside Kids Time: Grades K-6
DURING THE 2ND SERVICE, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM.
K-6th graders join their families in the 11:00 worship gathering and then they are dismissed at @11:30am for K-3 Kids Time and 4-6 Kids Time. K-3rd graders gather for a large group lesson & then in small groups where they’ll have consistent adult or teen leaders. Parents need to pick up these children at the end of the hour. 4th-6th graders meet for a large group lesson where they explore topics from God’s word. This older group is dismissed at the end of the hour.
Wednesday Clubs: Grades 1-6 (September-May)
Creekside Clubs provides a wonderful place for 1st-6th graders to come & have fun & to bring friends! Girls Rock 13 is for girls in grades 1-3 and Girls Rock 46 is for girls in grades 4-6. They meet separately for a time of Bible lessons, crafts, activities, treats, and gym time! TreeClimbers is for 1st & 2nd grade boys and their dads are strongly encouraged, but not required, to come, too! Stockade is for 3rd-6th grade boys. The boys experience BIble lessons, gym time, snacks, and crafts.
Each Girls Rock group has 4 consistent female leaders.
TreeClimbers & Stockade boys have over 12 male leaders who consistently lead them!
Vacation Bible Camp 2017
June 26-30, 2017 at First Free
VBC 2017 registration open now! VBC is for kids entering grades 1-6. Click here to sign up.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and served with us last year!
- A record 363 boys and girls attended (the last two years we had 300): 317 K-6th graders, 23 preschoolers, and 23 in the nursery.
- Two-thirds of the children were from outside First Free!
- During the week $2500 was raised to help 4 refugee families get homes started in Minnesota through Arrive Ministries.
- 150 volunteers served during the week of VBC.