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Return to Thru the Roof

Welcome Back to Thru the Roof

We are excited to have your student back in The Thru the Roof. However, we want to make sure you do so when you feel you're ready. Below are several details of what we've done to prepare you and your student for their return. One BIG CHANGE is that you'll need to register your student each week they plan to attend. Registration opens on Sunday at Noon and closes Thursday at Noon for the upcoming Sunday.

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, our young friends 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.

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Best Practices

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

Resumption of In-Person Ministry: Best Practices | Summary for Parents


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 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.

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Resources for Returning

Printable Social Story Booklet


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