Tracy griess - children's director

As a ministry, we are committed to teaching kids age-appropriate truths about God and His Word. We know that parents are the most influential in a child's life and we want to partner with you to develop in your child, a life long desire to know Jesus and serve Him. 

We also understand that being a parent is the hardest yet most important role you will ever have the privilege to fill. As parents ourselves, the Children's Ministry staff is committed to supporting parents, loving children and introducing children to the basics of faith in Christ. We will use timeless Biblical truths, taught through stories, skits, small group and large group opportunities while adding in worship through music and prayer and of course a lot of fun. 

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We love families, and believe that the family is the primary spiritual training ground.  We also know that children often learn best when they are in age specific settings learning at a level designed specifically for them.  We have some exciting programming for your children while you participate in the Worship Celebration. 

If you are visiting, make sure you stop by the Welcome Center Desk in the Worship Center Foyer so we can meet you and help you get your children to their classrooms.

10:00 Birth through 5th grade

Our Nursery and Preschool program is divided into three developmentally age appropriate classrooms. We desire to show your children the love of Jesus though dedicated volunteers and sound biblical teaching. Nursery at First Federated Church includes your children age birth through 2 years. 

In our 2 and 3 year old classrooms Bible stories are reinforced and experienced through a variety of creative activities and multi-sensory opportunities. Your children will learn that God made them and wants to be their forever friend. 

Elementary:  Our PreK-Kindergarten through 5th grade meet together at 10:00 for KZ Church.  We combine large group, high energy worship and teaching with small group age specific opportunities. Your children will learn some amazing things about Jesus and how much He loves them through sound teaching and consistent leaders.  It is our desire that your children develop lasting relationships as they learn that God created them to have a relationship with Him.


Mid-Week Ministry night is one of our favorite nights in Kids Ministry! We love to see your kids smack in the middle of the week for a re-charge night! Your children ages 2 years through 2nd grade will have the opportunity to participate in Awana at First Federated. We have sound Bible teaching mixed with large group, skits and games. This is a night they do not want to miss. 

Our BLAST Zone meets on Wednesday nights as well. This is where your upper elementary kids have a space dedicated just for them to have the opportunity to explore who God is, that He loves them, and how that applies to their everyday lives. They will have the opportunity to develop relationships with other students and adult leaders. We also use the Awana T&T curriculum for this age group. 

Puggles For ages 2 (by Sept. 15) and young 3s

Cubbies For ages 3 (by Sept. 15) or 4 and children not yet in Kindergarten

Sparks K-2nd grade

BLAST PM for your 3rd, 4th and 5th graders