The community at First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan is inclusive; families of all faiths, denominations and orientations are welcome.

Our Children’s Ministries’ mission is to glorify God by supporting families with children, from birth through 6th grade, in leading them to live spiritually, to love inclusively, to learn continuously, and to leave a legacy. As such we:

  • Provide each child with a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment
  • Provide an engaging curriculum for children ages 3 through 6th grade that encourages children to learn and remember the Bible stories
  • Cultivate a community where children feel comfortable asking questions, having doubts and knowing that all ideas are welcome
  • Create opportunities to foster lasting relationships with teachers, clergy and other church members



Sunday’s Cool – What Is It?

Our children ages PreK-6th grade are invited to join Sunday’s Cool during 10 am worship. We have volunteers who during the sermon will take the children for a Bible lesson from the lectionary text for the day and some fun games and activities. This means parents and children will be hearing the same Gospel lesson each Sunday and can talk about it together at home! Children will return to be with parents after the chiming of the Bell.

What about worship?

Children are always welcome to remain in worship with their families for the whole service.  During this COVID-19 pandemic, for safety reasons we encourage families to download and print out resources you can find on our website each week and bring along, or for use at home. Either way, we strongly feel that part of learning and growing in this community means being a part of worship, too, and welcome children to stay with their parents throughout the duration of the service if that seems right for you.