Children are integral to the life of our community. Our deepest passion is for children and families to know they are God's beloved.

We long for children to experience God's love and presence in their lives - in both head and heart - as a sacred gift and to know themselves as God knows them. Created in God's image, children have divine DNA, gifts, and treasures to discover. As we love, encourage, teach, hold in prayer, and celebrate with children, we invite them to live deeply into what God is unfolding in their lives.

At First Covenant, your children will be reminded and affirmed that they are beloved. Whether through comforting a crying child, teaching Bible stories that reinforce the loving qualities of God, creating space that inspires the wonder of God's love and delight, or by a simple greeting, "Hello, beloved Charlie!" our volunteers share the sacred love of God.


Our nursery is available for babies every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. through the end of the worship service. The nursery is staffed by nurturing adults and is located on the first floor in the MetroKids classrooms (to the right as you enter from the parking lot).

Adventure Week

On a warm summer night, children from our church community, and kids from the Philips neighborhood and Hope Academy gather to experience the kingdom of God... KID'S STYLE!

There are four amazing nights of experiencing the ADVENTURE of following Christ and the generosity and BIGNESS of God's love. Children are invited to "taste and see" that the Lord is good through fabulous worship, captivating drama for all ages, creative art, playing, hands on exploring, reflecting and practicing prayer.

Children's Church

Your kids are welcome to be with you in the service. If they are ages 4 through 4th grade, and if you/they wish, they can leave before the sermon to go to Children's Church. During Children's church they play, learn Bible stories, make art, and pray for each other as they discover themselves as God's beloved!

Camping & Retreats

Each summer, kids have opportunities to join in Covenant Pines fun with their friends.

For more information about our ministry to children and families, please contact Carma Gjerning, Director of Children & Families.