Children's Ministry

 

LAMKEY, FRED & ANN

Hi! I am a graduate of U of I, where I earned a degree in Education. I also hold a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University. I have worked in public education both as a teacher and as an administrator. I retired from the Tuscola School District #301 in 2011 as their Elementary Principal at North Ward Elementary School. I enjoy gardening, camping, and hiking. My husband Fred and I live in Bloomington with a spoiled miniature Australian Shepherd, named Buddy.

Ann Lamkey
Director of Children's Ministry
alamkey@firstpresnormal.org
Cell: (217) 253-4406


KIDS' Worship

During the program year, at the 11am service, children in grades K-5th will be invited to come to the Lower Fellowship Hall right after Time with Children. They will move downstairs with Ms. Ann Lamkey, (Director of Children).  During this time, they will sing, do memory verse work, have a lesson, and play games. 

We will be using the ORANGE curriculum to create a developmentally appropriate worship experience for kids. Parents are always welcome to come with their children to check it out! 


Sunday School Lessons

Preschool Sunday School

This fall we are using First Look videos to offer you an at-home experience! For the month of September, our children will be learning that God has a plan for them. You will also see one of our church families introduce each week’s lesson with a personal note and the teaching of the month’s memory verse. These videos will be available under our "Media" tab, starting Sunday, September 13!

Elementary Sunday School

This fall we are using the Orange 252 curriculum to offer you an at-home experience!  For the month of September, our children will be learning about friendship. Friendship means using your words and actions to show others you care. You will also see one of our church families introduce each week’s lesson with a personal note and the teaching of the month’s memory verse. These videos will be available under our "Media" tab, starting Sunday, September 13!


Elementary Youth Group (K-5th Grade)

Children in grades K-5 will meet monthly from September through May for their own youth group. They voted to name themselves "Kids of the Kingdom".

Regular Youth Group Schedule

  • 5:30-6pm: Supper together - Great Hall
  • 6-6:30pm: Game and Get to Know You Time - Great Hall
  • 6:30-7pm: Lesson and Small Group - Lower Fellowship Hall
  • 7-7:30pm: Outreach Activity/projects - Lower Fellowship Hall
  • 7:30pm: Pick Up in Lower Fellowship Hall

Ask about our ORANGE curriculum

What is ORANGE? 

ORANGE is simple, it's a strategy. It starts with two individual influences in a child's life:

  1. Home
  2. Church

Alone, these two work hard to ensure that every child has a better future. But when they’re COMBINED, the HOME and CHURCH will have a greater impact.

And THAT is ORANGE...

Learn more here.


Church Camp

Overnight church Camp is offered for all students who have completed 3rd grade through high school.  Day Camp is offered for K-2 graders. Camp is a unique experience that presents Bible study, boating, swimming, and campfire devotionals. 

We hold our camp at East Bay in Hudson, IL.


Almost Lock-In

Almost Lock-Ins are a fun way to foster fellowship, adventure, and Bible study. Almost Lock-Ins take place on Friday evenings, 6-9pm. The children are asked to bring $5 for pizza and friends are always welcome. There is typically one night for 3-5th graders and another evening for K-2nd graders. Check out our church calendar for dates and details!


Vacation Bible School - VBS

*Normally* VBS occurs in the summer for children ages 3 through fifth grade. There is no cost for this high energy week of fun. Each family will receive a free CD of VBS music. This summer we coordinated our FIRST EVER Virtual VBS and the kids had so much fun! We hope we can see everyone in-person for VBS 2021! 

2 Service Times

Sunday Worship Information

10am In-Person Worship
10am Live-Stream Worship