First Presbyterian Church – Cedar Rapids

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 the 11:00 p.m. service on 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.

We provide childcare as follows:

  • During the worship service on Sunday mornings, the preschool children (2 – 5 years old) are cared for in their Sunday School classroom by trained staff and volunteers who share their love and their time with our children. This ministry helps the children get acquainted with adults in the church and to learn that the church is a place of love and care.
  • Childcare is also provided for other activities and meetings at the church as needed.

For further information on our Nursery Ministry, please contact our Director of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries, Heather Rey at