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Return to First Friends

Welcome Back to First Friends

We are excited to have your children back in First Friends. However, we want to make sure you do so when you feel you're ready.

First Friends is coming back! When the church returns in-person on Sun, Aug 23, two-hour Preschool programming for infants through two-year-olds will return as well.

On Sun, Sept 13, one-hour Life Bible Study programming for three-year-olds through kindergarteners will return.

In the meantime, check out what we've been doing to get ready. One BIG CHANGE is that you'll need to register your kids each week they plan to attend.

One Hour Programming

Simply put, “One Hour Programming” refers to one of the two program times scheduled each Sunday: Life Bible Study and congregational worship. Historically, First Friends (Preschool/Kindergarten), First Kids (Children), and Thru the Roof (Special Needs) ministries have been designed to host our young friends for both the LBS and worship hours on Sundays. However, due to social distancing limitations as we regather, children ages three and up may only attend either the 9:15a, the 10:45a, or the 6:30p Life Bible Study “hour.” At the end of that hour children will need to be picked up. They may, of course, attend congregational worship during the other hour with their families.

Best Practices

The First Friends Ministry at Houston’s First is so excited about seeing and reconnecting with our precious preschoolers and their families as we re-gather in our Sunday classes. The new safety protocols that are now in place have been designed to help every parent and child feel safe as they return. Please read carefully the material below in its entirety to get a clear picture of what you can expect as you and your preschoolers re-gather for Sunday programming.

Best Practices: Parent Summary | Information for Parents | Information for Leaders

Registration & Check-In

Families will register children during the week leading up to the coming Sunday. Registration will close on Thursday at noon to give staff time to assign children to classrooms.

Note: Your spot is guaranteed until 15 minutes past your registered LBS start time. At 9:30a, 11:15a and 6:45p respectively your spot may be made available for someone else.

Register Here

View the Check-In Procedures


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