Children’s Programs

child in costumeFirst Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica is committed to supporting the children of our church and their families through ongoing faith-based education and outreach. We welcome children of all ages to our worship services and offer a full program of activities.

With God’s guidance, parents, children, and leaders work together through the joys and challenges of parenthood to strengthen the family unit and the church body. Our goal is to create a Christian spiritual environment that:

  • Fosters children’s growth in Christian faith and commitment
  • Builds connections between families, faith and community
  • Creates an open, inviting, honest, and non-judgmental group of people to support one another
  • Nurtures the creativity, worth, contribution, and spirituality of each child
  • Supports meaningful relationships with each other and our children
  • Celebrates and encourages honest expression and dialogue

Our current programs include:

church programs for kidsA Sunday School program during our 10:00 a.m. worship services.

Church Mice – Wednesdays, 12:00–1:00 p.m. in the Preschool room. Children in preschool spend time with friends learning Bible stories, playing games, and making art projects. To sign up contact Peter Earhart, Director of Children’s and Family Ministry, at

Faith Explorers – Wednesdays, 5:30–7:00 p.m. in the Ren room. Kids in 1st through 5th grade meet for dinner, fellowship, a Bible lesson, group-building games, and art projects. To sign up, contact Peter Earhart, Director of Children’s and Family Ministry,at

Family Socials are gatherings held at a member’s home or local park that provide an opportunity for families to socialize outside of Church.

Special Events include the Fall Kick-off, Fall Harvest Festival, Advent Family Lunch, Christmas Pageant, Easter Celebration, Celebrating Our Kids, and many more.

Vacation Bible School – a week-long program for children ages 3 to 12. To find about this wonderful program that kids love, contact Peter Earhart, Director of Children’s and Family Ministry at 310.451.1303 (x 1003), or send him an email to