“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 ESV


Sunday School

Nursery: 0 – 2 years old
Pre-K: 3 & 4 year olds
5 year olds – 1st Grade
2nd & 3rd Grade
4th & 5th Grade
Please check out the Church Building Map to see where these classes are located. This summer from May 26th-August 25th, we are offering Family Worship every Sunday during the 10:15am service so Sunday School kids will need to be picked-up by parents by 10:05.

Check-in Station

All families with children & youth check-in for Sunday School and Kids Worship at the Check-in Station in the church foyer. Parents will receive a pick-up tag for their children. Tags should be presented to volunteers after the Worship Service.

Kids Worship

Kids ages 3 years old – 4th grade are invited to join us for Kids Worship during the 10:15 service. Angela Pauley teaches the 3 & 4-year-old class, Denise Bowker teaches the 5-year-old – 1st grade class, and Mollie Dunn teaches the 2nd – 4th grade class.
We are currently enjoying Family Worship where children will be picked up after Sunday School and sit with their parents for worship.  They will then be dismissed before the sermon. Parents are asked to pick-up children immediately following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall area in the basement. *We currently use Group’s DIG IN: Discipleship curriculum.

Kids Club

We offer a high-energy, fun-filled, Christ-centered program where kids worship, serve, learn, and play together. We have Kids Club on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm as part of Wednesday Night Live. All kids ages 3 years old through 5th grades are invited. Nursery is provided for infants-2 years old for parents who attend a Wednesday Night Bible Study. The Fall Session begins September 4th and ends November 20th.
Kids are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Mercer County Food Pantries. This session’s goal is 800. Kids bring their donations to the front of the sanctuary after checking in and before finding their crew. We’ll add up these points every night during the opening and we’ll celebrate reaching their goal on November 20th with a PJ, Movie & Popcorn night.
*We currently use Gospel Project curriculum.

Kids Club Bus Ministry

There will be a Bus Shuttle this school year for Kids Club and Collide. Bus riders will be required to pre-register before riding the bus. Join our Facebook page for bus updates: “Wednesday Night Live Bus Shuttle (First Baptist, Aledo).”
Bus Schedule: Please be flexible as there may be delays
New Boston Elementary: 5:20pm – 5:30pm/8:40pm – 8:50pm
Keithsburg Park by Casey’s: 5:40pm – 5:45pm/8:20pm – 8:30pm
Joy Park Bus Stop: 5:55pm – 6:00pm/8:10pm – 8:15pm
Aledo YMCA front door: 6:05pm – 6:10pm /8:10pm – 8:15pm
Buttonwood Aledo Office: 6:15pm – 6:20pm/8:05pm – 8:10pm



FEARLESS Kid’s Easter Event

Kids ages 3 – 5th grades are invited to join us for a whole morning of fun and an egg hunt from 9am-Noon. Registration will be open in March.

Family Skate Date

The whole church is invited to join us on Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 2:30-4:30pm at the Freedom Roller Rink in Monmouth, IL.



Make sure to join our First Baptist Children’s Ministry group on Facebook to see fun pictures and also stay up to date on all our events.


It is the purpose and intent of First Baptist Church to provide a safe environment to teach and care for the children and youth in our church and community. Please feel free to download our Child Protection Policy.
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If you would like to help with the children’s ministry, please contact Mollie Dunn. You will need to complete our Child Protection Policy and training. We also have training for our Junior Volunteers. They will need to complete the Junior Serve Volunteer Form and turn the form in to the Church Office.