Nursery Ministry

Nursery Ministry

Jesus said to his disciples, “Let the little children come to me.”  Here at First Presbyterian Church, we love children of all ages.  Our staff and members cherish the presence of children in our midst; whether it is during worship, in a Sunday School class, participating in one of our mission Sundays, being a part of one of our special events at church, or in our church nursery.

We believe that children are God’s gift to us, given for our care and love.  We take seriously the vows we make as a congregation when every child is baptized.  We believe the foundations of faith are laid for our children, even as infants, as they learn about trust from loving and consistent caregivers.  We strive to provide a healthy, safe, clean, loving and nurturing place in which children can thrive.

Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for all worship services (with the exception of Christmas Eve) and Sunday School. No reservations are needed for childcare during worship and church school. Infants and toddlers are cared for by trained, competent childcare workers who genuinely love children and focus on helping them, and their parents, feel secure while in the church’s care. Parents should sign their children in to the nursery each week.  The nursery is open on Sundays from 8:45 – 11:45 am.

Additional Childcare available as follows:

  • During the worship hour, preschool children (3-5 years old) may remain in their Sunday School classroom to be cared for by trained staff and volunteers. They will be brought into the worship space to participate in the children’s time and then return to the nursery area for age appropriate activities. 
  • If childcare is needed for other Church activities and/or meetings please contact Andrea, Director of Children and Youth Ministries. 

For further information on our Nursery Ministry, please contact our Director of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries, Andrea Rice at 319.561.0248 or



fun activities in Sunday School
Children's library books display
music class in nursery
girl reading books in nursery