Message to Parents
First Baptist Church Markham Woods is committed to partnering with you as a parent, helping your children discover the bright future that is ours through Jesus Christ. We understand the unlimited potential in each and every child, and we seek to provide the kind of love, acceptance, example, and teaching that will help your child be all that God wants him or her to be.
Opportunities for Children
Children are very special to the membership at First Baptist. Taking to heart Jesus' own love for children, we seek to provide a caring ministry to children and their parents. On Sunday mornings, we have a Sunday School Bible Class that meets at 9:45am. The Bible lesson curriculum is "the best" -teaching the children how to apply God's Word in their everyday experiences, and on Wednesday nights, we have Kidz Inc: Choir, Bible lessons, crafts, recreation, and Bible memory.
FBCMW LOVES CHILDREN
“Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” –Matt:19:14
Taking to heart Jesus’ own love for children, FBCMW seeks to provide a comprehensive, caring ministry to children (birth through grade 5), partnering with parents in seeing their children receive a great spiritual foundation for their lives. Each week this is done through a variety of program experiences, children receive acceptance, engage in learning through fun and meaningful activities to develop an understanding of God and His gift of love (Jesus Christ) from the Bible.
From birth through age 3, a well equipped nursery is provided for all worship services.
SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9:45 A.M.
Sunday morning, children are filled with excitement! Our Sunday morning experience for children includes a balance of Bible Study, Bible learning activities and fabulous fellowship. Loving and gifted teachers encourage the children to become actively involved in learning God’s Word and applying the knowledge of the Word to everyday life.
WEDNESDAY – 7:00 P.M. - Kids Inc.
Kids Inc., the midweek activity for children, is an exciting program combining Bible stories, scripture memorization, choir, crafts and fun games.
• Bible stories…giving the lives of vigorous heroes, rousing adventure and colorful incidents are presented each week to help increase the children’s interest in the Bible and the understanding of it.
• Music…beginning in August through April - the children learn praise and worship songs to share in the church worship service once a month. Then, May through July, the songs of the Vacation Bible School Musical are rehearsed – culminating in July with the exciting presentation of the musical on VBS Family Night.
• Bible Memory Club…The children memorize verses during the week and rehearse them on Wednesday evenings. They are also given the opportunity to give portions of their Bible memory as the Call to Worship on Sunday mornings. There are five levels of memorization; and upon completion of each level, the child is presented with a certificate from the pastor.
• Fun and competitive games are played to teach sharing and sportsmanship.