first church kids

Equipping Children to Know, Grow and Show God's Love

First Church Kids is a ministry for infants through 5th grade.   Each week children experience exciting Bible stories, music,  arts and crafts, and active games all combined into a living faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today.

Join Us this Sunday!

9:30 Christian Formation (Sunday School)

Following an opening celebration in Room 209 (a time of song, prayer and offering), children are escorted by their leaders to their designated classrooms.

Preschool-Nursery Room Suite, 1st Floor, off of the Gathering Place

Grades K&1- Room 207, 2nd Floor

Grades 2 & 3- Room 205, 2nd Floor

Grades 4 & 5- Room 206, 2nd Floor

10:45 AM Children's Church 

Children join their parents for the beginning of worship in the Sanctuary.  Following the children's message children are dismissed to Children's Church.


Qualified nursery care is available at all 3 worship services.


Qualified nursery care is available at all three worship services.  Children birth through 3 years experience consistent, qualified childcare and faith formation moments with a Nursery Coordinator, Beth Bjerkle, and a team of regular volunteers.  Our nursery room is located on the 1st floor off of the Gathering Place. 

Children's Choirs

Join the Fun!

Make new friends! Sing for Jesus! Contact Mrs. Jan Betty for Cherub and Carol Choir information at 717-653-9537 or email her here.

Cherub Choir (Ages3-2nd Grade)

Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 in Room 103

Carol Choir (3rd - 6th Grade)

Wednesdays, beginning September in Room 203

family fun

At First Church we plan fun seasonal events for families including Christmas parties, egg hunts church picnics, VBS and much more!  These events are designed to create lasting friendships and build stronger families.

Shipwrecked VBS 2018 was a huge success!  Thank you to Jordan Greiner and all the volunteers that made the week awesome!

Jesus Really Rescues!

Click here to watch the VBS recap video.


Whether it's kids basketball, kids soccer, kids flag football or kids cheerleading – you want to find a kids sports league that encourages your child and is right for your family’s busy schedule. With just a 1-hour practice and 1-hour game each week, Upward Sports fits your lifestyle while promoting the values that matter to you. Coaches and fans won’t yell at your child; they’ll cheer for them instead! Say "yes" today to the program that’s fun for your child and right for your family!

Registration begins in October.  The season includes 8 weeks of games beginning in January.  Contact the church office for more information.

child Safety

In all classes, you'll find trained and cleared volunteers who are excited to connect and engage with your children.Every adult that serves with children goes through an extensive application process. Volunteers are required to complete all Pennsylvania required clearances, including the Child Abuse History clearance and the PA State Police Criminal check. The physical, emotional and spiritual health of your children is very important to us.