"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"


Faith Formation for Children, Youth, and Families: An Illustrated Earth 

An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God's Creation focuses on Bible stories that celebrate water, plants, food, and animals. It is designed to draw families into conversation with Biblical stories that relate to these elements of God's creation. Each lesson highlights a particular Biblical story and provides opportunities to focus on hearing and reflecting on the story with open-ended questions, creating meaningful art, sharing in an interactive activity based on the story, and providing an opportunity to share God’s love.

Each week’s lesson will be available in the emailed announcements and in printed form in the Children’s Praise Packs folders at in-person Worship. Each unit will include an in-person family event with crafts, activities, and a chance to engage in the lessons together!  Please email Pastor Chrissy if you would like the lesson:  chrissy.westbury@kalamazoofirstpres.org




WHO: ALL youth in 4th –12th grades

WHAT: Opportunities to LEARN, CREATE, SERVE, and PLAY!

WHEN: Sundays!

WHY: To grow as disciples, to form community with one another, to serve the larger community through service projects and mission trips, and to have fun!


All youth attending these programs need to have a current registration form (includes contact info, parental release, and behavior covenant)  on file. Please print, fill out, and give to Pastor Chrissy.

Student Registration Form

What We Do

mission trip

Mission Trips and Local Service Projects


Silly Games

growing in discipleship

Growing In Discipleship

Do you have any questions or want to know more? Email Pastor Chrissy at chrissy.westbury@kalamazoofirstpres.org