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Palmetto Kids

Birth – 5th Grades

WELCOME! We’re so excited you want to know more about Palmetto Kids!

Palmetto Kids provides age appropriate programs for birth through fifth grades. We offer AWANA Clubs (during the school year) on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm; fun-filled Kids Worship on Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am; Vacation Bible School in June and Centri-Kid Camp in the Summer.

It’s a place where the worship music is so fun and engaging that the children leave the building humming the tunes and singing the words that help them remember biblical truths every day of the week! It’s a place where volunteers are serving with joy and where children learn to connect Jesus with their community and beyond.

Announcements


Check out everything that’s coming up for Palmetto Kids over the next few months…

Palmetto Kids FAQs


We’ve put together these Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn about us.
What is Palmetto Kids All About?
Jesus! Palmetto Kids is a Christ-centered ministry encompassing all the children’s ministry functions of First Baptist Church of Palmetto. We serve children from bed babies through 5th Grade through a number of programs and events. Our goal is to come alongside parents to share the love of Christ with their children so they can grow to share the love of Christ with their community and beyond.
What programs and events does Palmetto Kids offer?

Sundays:

  • Kids Worship: This full hour program features games, worship, drama, scripture memorization and Bible lessons for our K-5th Grade kids! Kid’s Worship generally follows a four-week theme, so there is something new every month! Lessons will usually include content discussed in the adult message so parents and kids can talk about it together at home! To see what’s going on check out the “Parent Resources” sign in the Loft! Kid’s Worship is offered both at 9:30 and 11:00 am.
  • 2HK: Second Hour Kids is a follow-on activity for those kids who have attended the 9:30 am Kids Worship Service, but aren’t leaving until after the 11:00 am service concludes. 2HK includes game time, playground, crafts and more! 2HK is only offered during the 11:00 service.
  • Childcare: Palmetto Kids is pleased to offer childcare for bed babies through Pre-Kindergarten during both the 9:30 and 11:00 am services!

Wednesdays:

  • AWANA: Awana is a weekly club activity that is offered during the school year on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 pm for ages three through 5th Grade. Awana focuses on learning Scripture while providing kids with games, story time and fun activities and events. As kids complete their workbooks they’ll receive prizes and awards!

Special Events:

  • Parent’s Night Out: PNO is an opportunity for parents to drop their kids off at the church for a few hours of fun… not just for the kids, but for the parents too! We’ll host your K-5th Grade child at church providing games, snacks and guided activities while you and your spouse relax, have fun or just enjoy an evening reconnecting.
  • Family Connection Events: These are events where we try to create a unique and special environment for kids and parents to connect with each other. Keep an eye out for these fun and unique events!
  • Holidays: Whether its hosting front yard get togethers to connect with neighbors and trick-or-treaters or singing Christmas songs in the main service, we’re always looking for opportunities to share Christ’s love!
How can I keep up with what’s happening with Palmetto Kids?

There are several ways to follow up on what’s going on!

  • Check the Parent Resource area in the Loft. Not only are there great, FREE resources to help you lead and teach your family spiritually, there is also info about the current series, what’s next in Kids Worship and upcoming events.
  • Join us on Remind to get regular text updates! 
  • Call (941-722-7795), text (941-877-0620) or email the church (children@fbcpalmetto.com).
How does Palmetto Kids keep my children safe?

We want to provide a safe and fun environment for all kids:

  • All volunteers are background checked and trained in safety procedures.
  • Our check in/out system ensures that only you can pick up your child.
  • Allergies are noted and listed on the child’s nametag.
What happens during Kids Worship?

This full hour program features games, worship, drama, Scripture memorization and Bible lessons for our K-5th grade kids! Kid’s Worship generally follows a four-week theme, so there is something new every month! Lessons will usually include content discussed in the adult message so parents and kids can talk about it together at home! To see what’s going on check out the “Parent Resources” sign in the Loft! Kid’s Worship is offered on Sundays at both 9:30 am and 11:00 am worship hours.

What if I serve or go to Sunday School and my children are at church for both hours?

2HK: Second Hour Kids is a follow-on activity for those kids who have attended the 9:30 am Kids Worship Service but aren’t leaving until after the 11:00 am service concludes. 2HK includes game time, playground, crafts and more! 2HK is only offered during the 11:00 am service.

Who can I contact if I have other questions or concerns?

Please feel free to contact our Children & Families Pastor, Colin Tripp, at (941) 722-7795 or ctripp@fbcpalmetto.com.

Become A Volunteer


Welcome all Kid’s volunteers, both old and new! We’re so excited you’ve decided to invest in God’s Kingdom through serving the largest group of unbelievers in the church; KIDS!

Please follow the steps below to begin or continue your Kid’s Ministry Journey!

  1. Decide where you want to serve! If you’re new to Kid’s Ministry and not sure where to serve, click this link to see a description for all the different opportunities available in Kid’s Ministry.

  2. Click here to complete or update your volunteer profile. We do this annually to make sure we have the best information. This allows us to support you and keep you informed!

  3. Once you have completed your volunteer profile, please fill out the background check authorization. We also do this annually. Yes, you’ll have to input some of the same information, but using this site helps keep your personal data secure!

  4. Complete Child Protection Training. Within three days of submitting your background check authorization you’ll receive an email with a link to the training. The video will take approximately 30 minutes and there IS a quiz!

  5. Read the Children’s Ministry Manual. It can be found here.

Weekly Schedule

  • Kids Worship

    Sundays @ 9:30 & 11 am

  • Second Hour Kids (2HK)

    Sundays @ 11 am

    A follow-on activity after 9:30 service
  • Childcare

    Sundays @ 9:30 & 11 am

    Bed babies – Pre-K
  • AWANA Clubs

    Wednesdays @ 6-7:30 pm

    During the school year
  • Vacation Bible School
    Annually in June
  • Centri-Kid Camp
    Annually in the Summer

Resources