First Community locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Early Childhood

Our ministry works actively and creatively to provide an engaging, strong church life for young children and their families. We strive to surround families with young children in a community of caring through events, outreach, and education for parents. We also provide childcare for families during worship.

To learn more about our Early Childhood learning programs:

Mary Evan‘s Early Childhood Center (North) is our full-time Early Childhood 

First Community Church Preschool (South) is our part-time Preschool Program. 

Sunday Morning Programs

Loving care is offered for babies through pre-kindergarten during the North and South Worship Services, in classrooms designed just for children.

Each room has a consistent teacher who will welcome your child and call them by name. Children will learn church is a safe and inviting place that values even its youngest members. Children can be dropped off before worship and picked up immediately after worship.

Wednesday Evening Program

Pre-K Sing and Play

Wednesdays, 6 – 6:30 pm

Register Here

Room 128

First Community North

Our new Pre-K music program for children who are Pre-K children and their grownup(s). New dates will be announced soon.

Taught by Julie Cannell, and in conjunction with The Gathering, Midweek Missions and Youth Choir classes.


Julie Cannell is retired from her 30-year career as a public-school elementary music teacher this summer and happy to continue to share her love for teaching children on a smaller scale with a new class at FCC, Pre-K Sing and Play. She finds great joy in helping children discover ways to express themselves in and through music. She and her husband Rob, enjoy singing in the FCC Chancel Choir, Marble Cliff Singers, and the Columbus Symphony Chorus, appreciating nature, traveling, spending time with their 5 adult children and 3 grandchildren from their blended family. 

Parent Growth Classes

Parent Seminars

Topics will be presented using a variety of formats followed by time for discussion and fellowship. Seminars will be offered at different times throughout the year. Watch for updates in emails and firstnews Sunday.

Special Events

Harvest Hullabaloo 

Join us for a morning of non-scary fall fun in the form of activities, crafts, games, and snack.

Pajama Story Time 

Lots of fun stories are shared and children may wear their pajamas! We will collect new pajamas and storybooks to be donated to the nationwide Pajama Program.

Down on the Farm 

Join us for dinner, activities, and crafts. Children will have an opportunity to interact with real farm animals and enjoy wagon rides!