Newborn Through Kindergarten

Jesus said, “Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
MATTHEW 19:14

Sunday School

Sunday School for Preschoolers features small classes for more individual attention. Classes for ages Kindergarten and younger meet at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 AM each Sunday in the Preschool Department. Our teachers use interactive learning techniques geared to individual age groups. In-service and training seminars are provided for all our preschool workers, updating them in all facets of development and teaching techniques.

Worship Services

Preschoolers may attend Sunday School at the times noted above while their parents are in worshipand/or small-group classes.

Childcare

Childcare is available for children age two and under on Sunday evenings beginning at 4:30 PM for the evening Life Groups and Bible studies. (ages 3 and above attend AWANA).

On Wednesday evenings

childcare is provided from 5:45 PM (following Family Night Supper) until 7:00 PM for children ages two and under (ages 3 and above attend Music and Mission groups).

Childcare services are also provided for those children whose parents attend Worship Choir and Orchestra warm-up on Sunday mornings and rehearsal on Wednesday nights.
Childcare is also provided for various special events.

AWANA

(Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed – 2 Timothy 2:15)
Registration Forms are available throughout the church or by contacting our Children’s Ministry at 321-723-0561, Ext. 210. AWANA is an exciting Children’s Ministry program for 3 year-olds (by September 1st AND potty trained) through 6th graders. AWANA meets on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:45 PM during the school calendar year.

The goal of AWANA is to teach boys and girls the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. Children learn Bible verses and Bible truths as well as how to apply them to everyday life. Children also play exciting games and hear a Bible lesson each week. There is a mission focus and participation in several mission projects throughtout the year.

Parent-Child Dedication

The Parent-Child Dedication Service is a special ceremony in which believing, Christian parents commit before the Lord to dedicate the parenting of their child to God’s authority, and to raise that child according to God’s Word and God’s ways.
Parents and families who are regular attenders of First Baptist Melbourne, and who have children enrolled in our nursery and Preschool Ministry are elligible to participate in Parent-Child Dedication.

Parent-Child Dedication Services are held on Sunday mornings near the completion of any of the morning services. To express your desire to participate or to schedule a Parent-Child Dedication, contact the Preschool & Children’s Ministry by calling 321-723-0561, ext. 208.

Preschool Choirs

All children’s choirs seek first to develop children as worshipers and then to help them develop musical skills, techniques, learn how to read music, and gain knowledge about musical instruments and composers.

Music Explorers is designed for children who have reached their 3rd birthday by September 1st (Fall 2017) and meets on Wednesdays during the school year at 6:00 PM, Room ED 106.

Music Friends I & II are designed for children who have reached their 4th birthday or have begun Kindergarten by September 1st (Fall 2017) and meet on Wednesday nights during the school year at 6:00 PM, Room ED 217.

Preschool Missions

Mission Explorers and Mission Friends I & II meet in conjunction with Preschool Choirs as noted above at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evenings, Room ED 217. Preschoolers learn about missionaries and the people and places they minister to around the globe on a level they can understand.

Summer Wednesday Schedule

During the summer, our Preschooler Kindergarteners participate in Summer Discipleship and Recreation. This program combines Bible verse memorization, weekly missions emphasis, and just plain fun each Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This program replaces Preschool Choirs and Missions which meet during the school calendar year.

FBC Melbourne Homeschool Support Group – SPLASH

(Students Playing, Learning and Serving Him)
Are you a Homeschooling Family in the Melbourne area and seeking a Christian group for education support and socialization? SPLASH, the Homeschool Support Group of FBCM is now accepting registrations. For details or to obtain a registration packet, email homeschoolgroup@fbcmel.org or visit the SPLASH – FBCM Homeschool Support Group webpage.

Special Events
A variety of special events is offered throughout the year and includes:

**Family Events
**Parents Night Out

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