•Children, Youth, and Family Ministry •
First English Children, Youth and Family Ministry welcomes all ages to explore their faith, form relationships, and share experiences that bring meaning to your daily life now and as you grow. We invite members and non-members to our ministries and events.
Sunday Mornings at First
Worship and CROSS Schedule
Worship begins at 9:00 a.m. and is followed by fellowship with treats and beverages.
Children's CROSS classes will meet from 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m., in the lower level. For a Weekly Calendar 2017-2018, click here.
CROSS Sunday School
Sundays, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Ages 3-Grade 5
Spark your child’s faith in CROSS. Our classes connect bible stories to their everyday world. Adult and youth leaders welcome our children with song, bible lessons, activities, service opportunities, and prayer.
First Sunday of the month
On the first Sunday each month, parents are invited to attend CROSS, too and join in the faith formation activities. Children who come on their own will be supported by their Sunday School teacher.
CROSS in Worship
During worship, CROSS kids will sing, and families and children will be invited to greet, usher, read, and participate in the service. Following worship, enjoy the company of other families during coffee fellowship, For parents who wish to gather with us, CROSS will be
507-263-3042 or email
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Worship and Activities
At First English, we celebrate our opportunity to support and encourage each other. Each worship service at First English is open to all ages. Childcare is provided on Sundays from September - May. In addition, specific ministries and special events support sharing faith experiences across the generations.
Family CROSS Sundays
On the first Sunday of the month, parents and children are invited to attend worship and CROSS together. During worship, CROSS kids will sing, and families and children will be invited to greet, usher, read, and participate in the service. Following worship, enjoy the company of other families during coffee fellowship, then gather at CROSS for faith formation activities designed for parents and children to do together.
The first Wednesday each month, gather for a meal from 6:00-6:30 p.m. followed by worship. The worship experience may include a service project, or another activity that encourages us to meet and grow in faith with people from another generation.
Summer Outdoor Worship
Held monthly May-August, these services follow a vacation bible school theme in a way that engages all ages!