Children's Ministries

We believe in the importance of welcoming children with open arms and providing safe spaces for them to learn, explore, and grow.

Vacation Bible School

VBS is a fun-filled week of exploring Bible stories through games, crafts, songs, snacks, and more!

VBS Theme: Camp Firelight: Camp Adventure with God
Key Scripture Verse: Whenever I'm afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3


Please join us in prayer for Vacation Bible School: 
for the children and their families; the teachers, support staff, and youth helpers who will lead and guide kids throughout the week; all the preparation and planning logistics; God's presence to be big and bold; God's love to fill this place!

June 3 - 7, 2024

8:30am - 12pm

ALL kids 3 years old (by May 15) through rising 5th graders are invited to go on an adventure with God at Camp Firelight VBS! Children MUST be potty trained and bathroom independent to attend.

ALL youth (rising 6th graders through high school) are invited to serve as youth helpers serving as older role models for the younger kids and support to the adult leaders.


Worship Cart


We have created worship carts that are full of Biblically-oriented activities and even some fidget toys for children to explore in their seats during worship.  The Worship Carts are located in the Narthex as you enter the Sanctuary!

Worship Workshop


Children ages 4 through 2nd grade are invited to learn about worship: what it is, why we worship, special Sundays in the church year like Baptism Sundays, and build the foundation of their own faith community in our Worship Workshop class following the Children's Moment. Children will be brought back to the Narthex lobby after worship to connect with their families!

Room 101, 1st floor

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During the summer months, Sunday School classes are on pause for planning and transition purposes.  We look forward to returning back to growing and learning together on Spark Sunday in September!

Noted below is our typical Sunday School schedule and age-group breakdowns.

Preschool Class (4s & 5s)

Sundays, 11:00am

Children ages 4 & 5, Room 207 (2nd floor)


Classes for Elementary Children

Sundays, 11:00am

Children will be divided into into three age groups:

  • Ks & 1st graders, Room 205 (2nd floor)
  • 2nd & 3rd graders, Room 210 (2nd floor) 
  • 4th & 5th graders, Room 212 (2nd floor)


Nursery care is available for all infants and toddlers ages three and under for Sunday worship, educational opportunities and for identified special events.  The nursery, located in Room 8 on the ground floor of the church, will be available from 9am - 12pm on Sundays.

The nursery is most easily accessed from the Weekday School entrance in the rear of the building.

The FPCLY nursery is staffed with loving and committed employees to help provide comfort and a peace of mind as you worship and grow with other adults.

FPC Weekday School

three smiling boys at school

The FPC Weekday School operates as one of the most vibrant ministries of FPCLY and has been that way since its beginning!  This school year marks the 75th year of operation providing Christian-based educational opportunities for children in our community. With 95 students ages 1 to 5 and 18 staff filling classrooms, hallways, and playgrounds, God’s love and joy abound as the next generation is inspired for Christ.  If you're interested in learning more about the FPC Weekday School or enrolling your child or grandchild at a future date, click below!

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Our Mission

Celebrating God’s grace, Inspiring the next generation for Christ… each and every day!!!

Contact Us

1215 V.E.S. Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503

Phone: (434) 384-6231


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