Children's Ministry

The Early Childhood Center is open Sundays 8:15am-noon for kids age 2-6 (not yet in Kindergarten). Vaccinated adult caregivers wear masks. Masks for children are encouraged. Children are allowed to play together. Toys and surfaces are sanitized after use. Adults check kids in at entrance C.


The Kids Worship Hour Class for K-5th grade begins at 10:45am in room E102. Children and leaders follow simple safe practices including sitting 6ft apart and wearing a mask. Adults check kids in at entrance C. 


Simply put - kids are a welcome and joyful part of worship! We like their energy and yes, we like it when they squeal with joy, too. During in person worship, kids attend with their families. Here's what's available to help:

  • White boards with white board crayons for kids age 3 and up. (Boards are sanitized after each use and used crayons are discarded).
  • The Early Childhood Center (M112) is open if you need to take a break, nurse a baby or change a diaper.

"Sunday at Home" on the Parent Cue website provides weekly home lessons with engaging video stories, worship music, devotionals, and activities. To recieve Parent Guides by email or recieve informational updates, contact Colleen.


Questions? Contact Colleen by clicking on her name or call/text her cell 616-834-8478.


What we are about

Here at First, we are passionate about helping our kids know and experience God's love. We offer a variety of programming to help customize a worship and learning experience for each child. We strive to nurture each child's relationship with God and with one another!


Early Childhood

For our youngest children, we would like every child to learn that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. These truths come alive through Bible stories, hands-on activities, crafts and worship through music. 


Kindergarten-5th Grade

For our elementary aged kids we want every child to embrace three basic truths that Jesus modeled in Luke 2:52: I need to make the WISE choice, I can TRUST God no matter what, and I should TREAT others the way I want to be treated. These teachings are conveyed through Bible lessons, purposeful games/activities and worship through music. 


Contact: Colleen Bajema, Children's Ministry Director at 616-834-8478 or email for more information.