Our Children’s program, FCC Kidz, headed up by our Children’s Pastor, Eris Ridens is for ages birth through 5th-grade. Weekend and Wednesday night programming, will help your children become connected to the Church, while meeting new friends and engaging in fun activities.  Most importantly, they will have opportunities to learn about what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Mission for our kids is that they . . .  

                                                   Know Christ, Understand God’s Word, Grow in their Faith, and Share God’s love.

Medical Release

FCC requires all students and adults that will be using FCC transportation to fill out a medical release form. This year, we are using SmartWaiver and this form must be done online. This form is good for the whole 2019 year.

FCC Medical Release Form



Date: February 28th & 29th, Bloomington IL    (For 4th and 5th Graders)

  • Leave at Friday at 3:30 p.m. (You can drop kid’s stuff off anytime that day, let Eris know if you would like us to pick your kids up at GES)
  • Return at approx. 9:00 p.m. on Saturday

Event Cost Breakdown (payable to FCC):  (Conference, hotel, lunch, and shirt)

  • $75 if registered by January 31
  • $85 if registered after February 1st (The event was sold out last year.)

Extra Money Needed:                                               What To Bring:                                                          

  • Money for 2 fast food meals                                  Bible, Overnight Bag, Swimsuit, towel, snacks
  • Optional: Money for Souvenirs

Registration Details:  Registration Form is due by Wednesday, February 19th

  • a $20 non-refundable deposit is due with Registration forms.
  • Remaining balance can be paid anytime before we leave.

Forms Needed:

  • CIY Medical Release Form, Once I register your child,  you will receive an email from CIY that contains their medical release form.
  • FCC Yearly medical release, click the link above.



Nursery services are available at all of our weekend services for birth – 3 years old. Please use the check-in to register your child. Providing your cell phone number helps stay in contact if there is a need to alert you during the service.  If you chose to take your newborn to the services, and you need to step out, we do offer a Family Room, located in room 218.


Sunday School

Sundays at 9:45 am. We have Sunday school classes for kids of all ages. This is a great time for kids to learn Bible stories, how to use their Bibles, and more.

  We are currently using “The Gospel Project” across all ages during the Sunday school hour each week.

It is God’s plan to rescue His people from sin through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. And it changes everything. Moral stories become a master plan. A church becomes a culture of grace. Good deeds become a holy mission.

The Gospel Project exists to point kids, students, and adults to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through weekly group Bible studies and additional resources, all ages discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God.

The Gospel Project

1st – 5th Graders Sunday Mornings during 1st (8:30am) and 2nd (10:45am) service and on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm When there’s no Station programming. Kidz church has high energy worship, fun games, lessons, and small group time to discuss what we have learned. It meets downstairs in the Kidz room, at the botttom of the slide. All kids should check in before heading to the programming,


Preschool – Kindergarten Sunday Mornings during 1st (8:30am) and 2nd (10:45am) service and on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Lil’Kidz is our church service for our preschool through Kindergarten aged children. It is a great time with games, crafts, a snack, and lesson geared to children in this age range. It meets downstairs in the Lil’Kidz/Preschool room.


1st – 5th Graders  Kidz Club meets at various times throughout the year, as an extension of FCC Kidz Ministry. Giving kids the opportunity for additional learning, growth in their faith and fun.  Kidz Club is led by Tiffani Graber.


4 Year Olds – 5th Graders Wednesday nights 6:30-7:30pm, during the school year. Wednesday Night Stations are a great time for kids to get refilled during the week through learning and fellowship. We gear Station towards the learning of scripture and the practical application of that knowledge. Oh yeah, we also have a ton of fun!


Finding Jesus

“Finding Jesus” is a class led by Eris is for kids and their parents who are seeking to know more about baptism and taking that next step in their faith.

Here’s a link to the booklet that we review during the class. Reach out to Eris if you would like a copy!

Finding Jesus booklet

(please note, page 2 of the booklet is intentionally left blank)

Eris Ridens

Children’s Pastor
Email Eris
618.664.0350 Ext. 106

Michelle Stilt

Early Childhood
Email Michelle
618.664.0350 Ext. 109