Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
07:43 pm
16 July 2018

First Presbyterian Church of Eustis opening new preschool in ceremony

The newest ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Eustis will be unveiled this weekend.

The church’s preschool in the newly renovated Children’s Educational Building will celebrate its grand opening during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:15pm Sunday. The ceremony will be conducted in the courtyard by the sanctuary and church office on the church campus at 117 S. Center St. Church leaders and members of the preschool board of directors will be in attendance, and the public is welcome.

“We are excited for this new school year and to see our vision for this preschool become a reality,” Preschool Director Shawnie Cheatham (in photo) says in a news release. “Our desire is to provide a high-quality preschool program for families in our community and our church, and preschool leadership has worked tirelessly toward this goal for over two years.”

The church also has a Back to School Bash scheduled from 11am-2pm Sunday. This free event on the playground will include hot dogs, chips, and drinks, as well as a bounce house, face painting, games, and more fun activities.

The First Presbyterian Church of Eustis congregation has a long history of community involvement and outreach, and its programs have continued to thrive under interim pastor Rev. Conley A. Zomermaand, the release states.

The preschool received two $2,500 grants through the First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust and Investment Services, designated from the McLin Foundation. The funds were used to purchase materials to teach the Florida pre-k standards in math, science, literacy, basic skills, stem activities, art, creative imagination, and physical education.

Twenty-five students ages 3 and 4 will attend the new preschool, with half-day and full-day programs available. For registration information, visit or call 352.602.7455.

First Presbyterian Church of Eustis is a 722-member congregation with 130-plus years of history and tradition serving the community. The church is a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and part of the Central Florida Presbytery.