Children & Youth

First Christian Church has many program offerings for children and youth. If you have questions or know someone who would like to take part, please contact Kara Seaton, Director of Christian Formation at or through the church office, 319-337-4181.

Children & Worship

Children of all ages are always welcome in FCC worship services. Activity bags for younger children and binders for older children can help keep hands busy while still engaging them in worship. We offer a special space at the front of the sanctuary for kids in 3rd grade and younger to gather on rugs and engage in quiet activities including books, coloring and sensory worship materials.  

Nursery Care

For families who would like to use it, nursery care is available for children ages 0-5 years starting at 8:45am and lasting through worship. The classroom is located on the lower level. 

Sunday School, 9:00-9:45 am (September - May)

Children are divided into K-2nd and 3-5th grades to explore Bible stories and faith through animated videos, hands-on activities and discussion.
Youth in 6-12th grades meet to discuss topics related to the Bible, Christianity and history, social justice, faith and life application. 

Youth Group

  • JYF Youth Group includes children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. They meet once a month to make friends, play games and do activities, take part in conversation and devotion meant to stretch this age group to think about what it means to be the hands and feet of God in the world.

  • Chi Rho (6th, 7th and 8th grades) and CYF (9-12th grades) youth have several opportunities to meet each month.  Two community groups meet weekly to give the youth the opportunity to build relationships and have a safe space to discuss hot button topics and faith.  Chi Rho/CYF also meets at least once a for large group activities, service projects and retreats.  

  • Contact or view the most recent newsletter for upcoming meeting dates


  • Facebook Group for Children, Youth and Family Ministries
  • Family Activities, every other month
  • Welcome! Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Children & Youth Christmas Program, December 15, 2019
  • Easter, 8:30 pancake breakfast, 9:00 easter egg hunt, 10:00 worship
  • Youth Sunday, April 12, 2020
  • Vacation Bible School, June
  • Summer Camp at the Christian Conference Center in Newton, Iowa

All who work in direct supervision of children or youth are required to be screened, have a background checks and participate in regular trainings.  View our Child Protection Policy.