Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th Grade)

Birth – 5th Grade


We are so happy to welcome you to First Christian Church of Herrin Children’s Ministry. Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me.” (Mark 9:37) Thank you for allowing us to welcome your child!


For babies from birth to 24 months Room 119

Our purpose is to lovingly care for babies in a safe and nurturing environment and to show God’s abundant love, through play and age appropriate Bible related lessons.

The Nursery includes:

*Age appropriate toys

*Refrigerator and sink

*Private breastfeeding area

*Lesson time and Snack time

*Security tag system

The Nursery is available during the worship service, Sunday School and Wednesday nights.

Sunday School

We know the importance of shaping children’s hearts with the Word of God. Please join us each Sunday morning for Sunday School. Our Children’s Sunday School classes include:

*2 and 3 year olds Room 120

*4’s through Kindergarten Room 122

*1st-2nd Grade Room 216

*3rd -5th Grade Room 217

Children’s Worship

Our purpose is to share God’s abundant love with these children and to teach God’s Word and Christian principles through lessons, activities, prayer and song. Our goal is to help kids to grow towards God and develop a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Tiny Tots

For 2 and 3 year olds

Room 120

Wee Worship

For children ages 4 years-Kindergarten

Room 122

Children’s Church

For kids in 1st through 5th grade

Fellowship Hall-Room 233

Wednesday Evening Bible Studies

On Wednesday evenings we offer classes for all ages. 2 year old-Kindergarten meet in room 120, while 1st-5th meet in the Fellowship Hall (room 135). Classes begin at 6:30. and end at 7:30.

Vacation Bible School

VBS is a great way to help children explore Jesus’ love in amazing new ways. For one week each summer, our church building is transformed into a fun and exciting theme. Our journeys have taken us on a Serengeti safari, a romp through the swamp, sailing on the high seas, and more. Children 4 years old to entering 5th grade are encouraged to join us for a wonderful week of adventure.

Special Events

Throughout the year, we enjoy some terrific special events. These include such things as Bonfires, Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Nights, Game Nights, and more. Watch for announcements of our next event in the sunday morning bulletin, or on this website. We’ll have a GREAT time.

Church Camp

We encourage all kids to experience Christ centered camping at the Southern Illinois Christian Service Camp in West Frankfort, Illinois. In fact, we cover half the fee. Just take your registration form to the church office for an authorized signature. We have camp brochures available, which include the summer schedule and information about the camp, or you can get more information online at

Contact our church office for more information: 618-942-2955 or email