Renee Blain Stephanie Martin
Ministry Leader Ministry Assistant
Welcome to Mangrove Island – the Preschool Ministry at First Baptist Church of Naples. Our goal is to offer the very best to our families as we partner with them in raising their young children (from birth - Kindergarten).
In Matthew, Jesus demonstrated how important little children were to Him when He said “Let the little children come to me and do not forbid them for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” As Christ-followers, we are called to follow Jesus’ example and reach out to young children in the same way. Whether we are rocking a baby, telling a story to a two-year-old, or swinging a four year old on the playground, every time a child comes to Mangrove Island we are showing them that they are a part of God’s unfolding story and that the Gospel is for them!
Beyond just loving on the children, our goal in Mangrove Island is to minister to the entire family. By providing quality childcare, we are allowing parents an opportunity to grow in their Bible and Life Groups or learn in a Worship Service- without worry about your children.We are so blessed that you are trusting us with your little ones!
Bible and Life Groups: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Worship Hours: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Wednesday Night Activities: 6:20 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Younger Preschoolers- Infants and toddlers actively learn that God made them and He loves them!
Pre-K 2- AWANA PUGGLES!
Children who are 2 by September 1 have fun learning that God made everything, God saw that it was good, God is love and that we should give thanks!
Pre-K 3-Pre-K 4- AWANA CUBBIES!
3 and 4 year olds are hiding God’s word in their hearts! Cubbies are learning about God’s Word through games, crafts, puppets and other fun activities.
Kindergarten- AWANA SPARKS!
Children in Kindergarten attend AWANA Sparks and are learning to apply the Bible to their everyday lives.
Throughout the week….
ReFresHer Kids- Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Preschoolers whose mothers attend RefresHer Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday mornings are invited to join RefresHer Kids. This program offers movement activities, games, music, art and more! Kids are learning about God’s Unfolding Story and how they are a part of it!
MOPS Kids- 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Preschoolers whose moms attend MOPS during the school year are invited to join us for MOPS Kids! Preschoolers will learn and explore God’s world while their moms attend Mothers of Preschoolers Meetings.
Praise Kidz Children’s Choir-Sundays, 5:00 p.m.Children Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten explore the Bible through music. Focusing on music education, performance and worship in a fun environment. This program is offered during the school year.