Our Sunday morning activities at FPO essentially include two “blocks” of time – 9:15 am and 10:45 am. Each block of time will offer a worship service* and stage-in-life based Fellowship Groups. The idea is that you attend worship during one block and a Fellowship Group during the other block. We urge families with children and youth in the home to worship together as a family during the 9:15 am block, and then participate in Fellowship Groups and Sunday school during the 10:45 am block.
Why do we encourage families to choose the 9:15 am worship service? First of all, Children’s Sunday school (for 2-year-olds through 6th graders) and the Youth Fellowship Group (7-12 grades) will be offered ONLY during the 10:45 am block. Sunday school classes are the most important component of our Children’s Ministry at FPO, providing precious, age-appropriate (and fun!) time for children to build relationships with one another and to grow in faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Also, the stage-in-life-based Fellowship Groups that are most suitable for the parents of children and youth will also be offered ONLY during the 10:45 am service. And finally, the beloved Children’s Message will be included ONLY in the 9:15 am worship service.
Children’s Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 am and last for one hour and 15 minutes. The children three-years-old through 6th grade gather at 10:45 in the Chapel for large-group singing (joyful noise!) and learning. They close out the time in their classrooms with their teacher. Parents should plan to drop off their two- and three- year-old children at their classrooms, but they should drop off their four-year-old through 6th grade children at the Chapel (Chapel doors open at 10:40 am). Following Sunday school, children should be picked up by their parents at their SS classroom.
The Youth gather at the Carriage House at 10:45 am for the Youth Fellowship Group, which will provide intentional time for connecting with one another and their leaders, as well as a time for study and prayer.
Let’s pray together expectantly for the Lord to bless these efforts to make our Sunday morning time together glorifying to Him! If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lisbeth Chapman.
*Nursery for children 12 weeks through 3 years will be offered during both worship services.