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kidsFIRST

We believe that kids aren’t just the future of the church, they are the church of today, too! We are excited to welcome all children into our church and to invite them to experience God and our community of faith.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH (PRESCHOOL-5TH GRADE)

At JupiterFIRST Church we hold high the values of intergenerational ministry (where all ages of our church family are together for ministry) and developmentally appropriate children’s ministry (where we have ministry that meets kids where they are developmentally). On Sunday mornings, here’s what you can expect: Stop by the Narthex and check-in your kids. Then head into the Sanctuary with your kids to worship together for the first portion of the service. Shortly into the worship service, kids who are 3 years old (and fully potty-trained) through 5th grade are invited to participate in Children’s Church in Faith Hall.

For our 1st-5th graders, we’ll provide a simple lesson that matches what the parents are learning (based on the Revised Common Lectionary) and we’ll provide an activity or two to reinforce the lesson.

For our preschoolers and kindergarteners, we’ll provide a simple lesson from the Godly Play curriculum as well as activities meant to engage the curiosity of children about God, life, and faith.

NURSERY CARE (BABIES AND TODDLERS)

At JupiterFIRST Church we provide parents the option of either taking their babies and toddlers to church or bringing them to our staffed nursery. In our nursery, babies and toddlers have time to play, interact with their peers and caregivers, and hear a story that helps them develop a sense of wonder for God. If you are interested in your child participating in the nursery during our Sunday services, please check them in at the Narthex on Sunday before dropping them off in the Noah Room on the east end of Faith Hall.

Please contact our Director of Children’s Ministries, Marthe Hjortshoj, at marthe@jupiterfirst.org for more information.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Food Truck Party VBS invites children to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer’s biggest party! Using Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread,” children are invited to pray as Jesus teaches. These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God – and our daily needs are met by God. Through stories in both the Old and New Testaments, this VBS opens kids’ eyes to the countless ways God provides, loves, and cares for us while inviting them to join God in providing, loving, and caring for others. The goal of Food Truck Party is to help children build on the practice of using daily prayer to turn to God for their needs – and also to serve as the hands of God in ensuring that the needs of others are met.

Food Truck Party VBS will be held June 20-24, 2022 from 9:00am-12:00pm at JupiterFIRST Church (1475 Indian Creek Parkway, Jupiter, FL 33458). Kids must be 4 years old (by June 20, 2022 and fully potty trained) through completing 5th grade to participate. Volunteers are needed, too (6th grade completed through adults). At this time, registration is full. To place your child’s name on the waiting list, please email Marthe at marthe@jupiterfirst.org.

The cost for VBS is $60 per child. The cost covers a VBS t-shirt, snacks, station materials, and more. The registration fee for additional children from the same household is $50 per additional child. Please note – your VBS registration is not complete if you haven’t completed your registration form(s) and payment(s).

Questions? Email Marthe at marthe@jupiterfirst.org or call 561-747-8340.

LIGHTHOUSE YOUTH GROUP

We are so excited for Lighthouse, our weekly youth group for K-5th graders Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:30pm in Faith Hall, through May 25.

Bring a friend and join Marthe, our Director of Children’s Ministries, and her awesome team of volunteers and get ready to have fun, meet new friends and learn more about God and Jesus.  Check-in upon arrival, snacks will be provided.

*Kids are also invited to join us from 6:15-6:30pm for free pizza dinner!*

Meet Marthe,

our Children’s Ministry Director

Marthe (pronounced Marta) was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Illinois to pursue her undergraduate education at Lincoln Christian University. She earned a B.A. in Children’s Ministry and an A.A. in Early Childhood Education in May 2011. It is also where she met her husband, Andy. Marthe has over 12 years of professional experience leading…

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