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FBC Children’s Ministry

First Baptist Church Clayton Children’s Ministry (FBC3M) is a ministry of coming to know Christ through loving, serving, learning, and growing.

We invite you to do ministry with us!

Upcoming Events Christmas Caroling


Opportunities for Involvement

Sunday Mornings :

  • Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. in person.
    The weekly worship service is streamed Live on FB Live or the Church Website ( Nursery is available for infants – 3-year-olds during the service.
  • Sunday School: 10:45 on Sunday Mornings at the Church.
    Sunday School is a ministry where we commit to pour into the spiritual formation of our children from birth through 5th grade through studying the Bible and encouraging a time of engaging with questions and learning at age-appropriate levels. Please note, classes are based on the child’s age as of 8/31/22 or current grade level:
    • Infants Sunday School (birth-1 year)
    • Toddlers Sunday School (1 and 2-year-olds)
    • Preschool Sunday School (4 and 5-year-olds)
    • Kindergarten-2nd Grade Sunday School
    • 3rd-5th Grade Sunday School
  • Mix It Up Handbells 11:45-12:15 for 3rd-5th Graders.
    Music is a big part of learning and growing at FBCC. Handbells provides a fun and creative way to explore music and worship.

Wednesday Evenings:

Wednesday programming is a time to put “loving others” into action. Through Mission Friends, GA’s, and RA’s our children learn what it means to be a missionary of the gospel message through service poured out from love for all God’s people. Wednesday programming will begin on Wednesday, September 13, starting with a fellowship meal in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30. Children 3 and under are free. Adults will need to pay $8 and children $4. Programming is from 6:15-7:30. Children may not be left without supervision until programming begins at 6:15.

6:15-7:15 Mission Friends and Shine Choir – Ages Pre-K through Kindergarten

6:15-7:30 A combination of Girls in Action (GAs) – Girls in 1st-5th Grade, Royal Ambassadors – Boys in 1st-5th Grade, and Choir and Crossfit Games for all children ages 1st-5th grade, depending on the time of year.

Retreats, Vacation Bible School, camp, service projects:

Additionally, we have retreats, Vacation Bible School, camp, service projects, and other meaningful ways to do ministry together in FBC3M.
Stay connected with us in FBC3M as we continue to love, serve, learn, and grow in creative, new ways! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram at FBC3M and join our Remind Text group by texting @fbc3m to 81010. Even better, register to be a participant or volunteer with FBC3M through the following link: COMING SOON.

Recent Events


Live Nativity
First Baptist Church was excited to once again provide a LIVE NATIVITY for the Downtown Clayton Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Thursday evening, November 30th from 5:00-7:30 pm across from the Yellow House on Main Street. There were opportunities for families to participate with their children, as well as for individuals and couples to portray characters. There were also opportunities to
help with costumes, set-up, serve hot chocolate and invite people to our Christmas


Fall Retreat
Friends Retreat 2023 was a blast! We loaded up 17 of our third-fifth graders and headed to Betsy Jeff Penn to gather with 9 other churches and over 100 children for a weekend of learning, fellowship, play, and FUN! The theme was Compassion: Learning to Love Like God. We explored what it means to do justice (🖐️), love kindness (❤️), walk humbly (🦶) through Bible stories, games, response, worship, and crafts. FBC3M kids participated in worship and Bible story time as they experienced the lesson with their peers. The laughs, smiles, excitement, and joy were hard to contain! We could not have asked for better weather as we enjoyed a gorgeous weekend outside with friends. This retreat simply wouldn’t be possible without the hands, hearts, and feet of our incredible chaperone crew. As we go into the week and days ahead, may our own hands, hearts, and feet mirror Jesus, our very best teacher, as we do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly, wherever God leads  🖐️❤️🦶


VBS 2023
VBS was SUPER! Through science, music, crafts, games, Bible Story, and assembly time, our amazing volunteers brought the messages to life in fun, meaningful, and creative ways. Together, we truly strived to do what our hotline verses says – to do things that bring peace and build each other up. And it showed in big, small, and lasting ways.
We raised DOUBLE – YES DOUBLE – our Missions offering goal of $4,000. That means not only will we get to kick off our ministry year packing 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger on September 6, we also will be able to sponsor a second event later this fall.
To all of our VBS Participants and Volunteers – Thank you again for an amazing week. I am grateful for the time you invest, the offering you so generously gave, and the love you poured out through VBS. You “caught the vision” and gave it light and life. You helped make a path for effective ministry by modeling what it looks like to be equipped and empowered to do the work God has called and gifted you to do.

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