Children's Ministry

Kindergarten - 6th 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 myh 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 hasre God's Abandant love with them 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.  Nursery Coordinator:  Mallory Martin

Heart Shaper

   We know the importance of shaping children's hearts with the Word of God.  Please join us each Sunday morning at 11:00 am for HeartShaper.  Our Children's Sunday School classes include:

      *2 and 3 year olds                  Room 120

      *4's through Kindergarten       Room 122

      *1st-3rd Grade                       Room 125

      *4th -6th Grade                      Room 126


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

Coordinators:  Amy Dozier & Julie Connor


Wee Worship

For children ages 4 years-Kindergarten

Room 122

Coordinator:  Melissa Kinnard


Children's Church

For kids in 1st through 6th grade

Fellowship Hall-Room 135

Coordinator:  Ashley Shurtz

56 Club
For Youth in 5th & 6th Grade
Every Sunday
5:30 PM


Midweek Programs

Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills

Buzz Groups

   Wednesday nights are a great time for us to get refueled during the week!  Preschool through Kindergarten will be catching the Buzz as they travel through God's Word!  Elementary age kids will be doing Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills.  Each Fall, for four weeks, we take a break from our normal program to do a Family Study.  This is an exciting time where we learn and grow as a family!


 During the AGAPE sessions at FCCH children ages 2 through 6th grade have the opportunity to come and learn more about the Lord.  Kids 2 years old through kindergarten will be going through Buzz, from Group Publishing.  Kids 1st grade through 6th grade will be going through "Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills".  Each fall we will host a "Family Study" where all ages are together for four weeks studying "Jesus:  The One and Only". 

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 6th grade are encouraged to join us for a wonderful week of adventure.


Upward Soccer

   We are very excited about our children's sports ministry, Upward Soccer.  "Upward offers an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed for kindergarten through sixth grades boys and girls that promotes salvation, character, and self-exteem in every child."

   For more information on registering our child or to find out how you can participate in this ministry, please contact our Youth Minister, Ashley Shurtz, or the Upward Soccer Director, Darren Kinnard.


Special Events

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



   Please take advantage of our fantistic library.  We have a wide variety of children's books and videos available to borrow, including Veggie Tales, Bible Man, Mr. Henry's Wild and Wacky World and many more.  The library is open on Sunday mornings.


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 Youth Minister-Ashley Shurtz - Phone 618-942-2955 or 618-201-4363.

His email is: