Early Childhood Ministry

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 Program. FCchurch.com/portfolio/ mary-evans-center First Community Church Preschool (South) is our part time Preschool Program. FCchurch.com/pre-school

Early Childhood Ministries

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.

Nursery (Infant – 2 years Old)
9 am, 11 am North: Rose Wing
10 am South: Room 220

Preschool (3 – 5 Years Old)
9 am, 11 am North: Rose Wing
10 am South: Room 221

Special Events

Harvest Hullabaloo
October 26, 10 – 11:30 am
Join us for a morning of non-scary fall fun in the form of activities, crafts, games, and snack.

Pajama Story Time
February 1, 10 – 11 am
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
April 24, 6 – 8 pm
Join us for dinner, activities, and crafts. Children will have an opportunity to interact with real farm animals and enjoy wagon rides!

Parent Growth Classes

Mondays 9:30-11
South: Guild Room
This group covers a range of topics, offers expert guidance, and provides support to parents of young children. All parents of young children through elementary school

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.


Leigh Anne Easterling
Director of Early Childhood Ministries and
Mary Evans Child Development Center
(614) 777-4099

Jessie Gatts
Sunday Childcare Coordinator
(614) 488-0681, ext. 243