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Grow/Life Stages

Grow in a Group

 At every life stage, God longs to grow each of our faith lives.  At FPC, we seek to offer chances to grow through learning, service, and fellowship.  Join us for one or many of the opportunities for growing closer to God and to one another.


Weekday Preschool

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FPC is dedicated to the development of children as life-long followers of Jesus Christ.  We desire to equip, nurture, and partner with the family as we invest in their spiritual formation.  We help children learn at an early age that they are loved by God and the Christians around them.  Children are crucial within the church today – not just the church of tomorrow.


8:30am -noon in Room 105 in Education Building
Our nursery for infants and toddlers is staffed by experienced, loving, Christian caregivers, Octavius Graham and Deborah McPhail, who truly enjoy God’s youngest miracles.  We also provide nursery for a variety of church events.


Sunday School –
9:45 – 10:45
Education Building

Room 104, Teachers: Scott Hanchett and Michelle Thomson
Three year olds through pre-Kindergarten age blend music, Bible stories, and free play in a relaxed, nurturing introduction to church. We partner with parents to teach that God loves them, God made them, and Jesus wants to be their forever-friend.


Age appropriate lessons focus on learning Bible stories and characters so children understand that God is bigger than their biggest problem and that growing as a Christian involves making wise decisions.  Elementary ages also begin to comprehend that Christians prioritize God and others before themselves.  In 2016-17 we’ll use the all new Dig In curriculum and study the Life of Jesus!

  Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades  teachers:  Steadman & Sam Lanier and Mary & Mark Thurston, Jayne and Walker Hodges
   3rd – 5th grades   teachers: Sarah & Dave Evans and Claire Colcord and Gilda Tucker


Joy Worship
, age 3-K

Weekday School wing
Room 204, Education Building
During both worship services, after the Children’s Message, children age 3 – Kindergarten have a special time for age appropriate Bible stories and activities.

Club 45

4:30-5:45pm, usually on 2nd and 4th Sundays in Oct (14 & 28) & Nov (4 & 18), Feb (10 & 24) & Mar (10 & 24), and June (10 & 24) & July (8 & 22)

Club 45 is a fellowship program that gives fourth and fifth graders a fun, safe place to play, laugh, serve, share and grow together. Friends are always welcome!

Preteens need a place to be goofy and to ask tough questions, a place to play and pray, a place to be accepted and make lasting friendships, and a place to live out their faith and have fun. We believe it helps if this fun, safe place surrounds them with people who remind them of God’s amazing love for them!

Contact: Claire Colcord, 252 243 3115,


Kingdom Kids

Sundays, 5:00 – 6:30pm, selected Sundays in Fall and Winter/Spring. Grounding kids in basic Bible stories is the Kingdom Kids’ goal by growing faith and knowledge through ever-changing, creative learning and play using interactive Bible stories, energetic songs, group games, puppets, storytelling, crafts and activities! Families can choose for kids to come just to choir, just to Kingdom Kids or to BOTH! Friends are always warmly welcomed!

Contact: Claire Colcord, 252 243 3115,


Pre-K – 2nd grade Calvin Choir

Sundays, 5:00 – 5:30pm, Music Director Joan Gibbs will encourage young children’s  joy in singing!  Calvin Choir will sing for worship multiple times throughout the year. The children’s music room is above the adult choir room of the sanctuary building.

3rd – 5th grade Chapel Choir

Sundays, 5:45 – 6:15pm, with Music Director Joan Gibbs, these musicians express themselves and praise God through singing and playing  instruments.  The children’s choir room is above the adult choir room of the sanctuary building.




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Adults at FPC have numerous opportunities to share together in Sunday school, Bible studies, and through teams and organizations.  Connecting to others through caring, sharing, study, mission and outreach builds our faith family and readies us for service in God’s kingdom.

Sunday School
Dudley Class  Teacher:  Leslie Spencer, meets in the Dudley Room, Education Building.
FPC’s longest running Sunday school class faithfully meets weekly for Bible study and fellowship using The Present Word.

Emmaus Class  Facilitator: Dave Dolman and other class members, meets in the Library, Education Building.
Using a variety of curricula, and rotating discussion leadership, this class digs into Christian living through Bible study, often using video and media to spark discussion.

McKinnon Class  Teachers:   Wade Maulsby, and Kelly Fogelman, meets in Education Building.   Bible study together is the goal of this class made up largely of parents of children and teens of all ages.  The class also welcomes young adults who are not parents.

Channel Surfing and Bible Searching  Facilitators:  Mike & Michele Kennedy, meets in Clark Hall. Class participants meet to dig-in to the Bible passage for the weekly sermon and often take a tangent into video/media to spark current connections. (this class is taking a sabbatical till Fall 2018)


Throughout the Week

Wednesday Night Supper

6:00pm, Dudley Room, a series of Wednesdays in the fall and winter

Church folk to gather for a delicious supper, some great fellowship, and a Bible study on the following Sunday sermon’s scripture passage.



Presbyterian Women commit themselves to nurture faith through Bible study and prayer, support the mission of the worldwide church, work for justice and peace, and build an inclusive, caring community of women.  Contact:  Moderator Dianne Bradshaw, 291-0909,

Presbyterian Women’s Circles – This year’s excellent study is on the New Testament book of Hebrews.

  Morning Circle meets the second Tuesday of the month at 10am in the Dudley room

  Evening Circle meets the second Tuesday at 7pm in the Dudley room



Special Offerings

From time to time, special groups gather for specific studies.  Watch our home page for those special offerings and join us!

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Service Times & Directions

Our Worship Schedule

Sunday Early Light: 8:45 am

Sunday School: 9:45 am

Sunday Service:11:00 am

Weekday Services

Wednesday Night: 6:00pm

414 Sunset Road
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 243-3115