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Welcome to Children's Ministry at FUMC! 

  We hope this webpage will give you a good glimpse into what we're all about--sharing God's love with all God's children! Our mission is to reach, teach, and care for each child and to lay a spiritual foundation that leads to a personal relationship with Jesus. We do this through loving, caring for, and discipling children as young followers of Christ. We have some pretty cool ministries through which children experience and share the love of Christ!  



      What we Teach

                                                            Preschool - God Loves Me

                                                                                   God Made Me

                                                                                   Jesus is my Friend Forever


                                                          Elementary - I Can Trust God No Matter What

                                                                                   I Need to Make the Wise Choice

                                                             I Treat Others the Way I Want to Be Treated



     When and How We Teach


Sunday Mornings


Nursery: Each Sunday morning from 8:30 - Noon, our nursery is open and welcomes children to come play! We have a baby nursery for non-walkers and a preschool nursery for walkers. The nursery is located midway down our preschool hallway. A sign-up sheet is in the hallway for parents to communicate special needs while child is in our care. 


Worship: Children are encouraged to participate in worship as members of God's great big family. Kids worship bulletins and packets are available. Also, the 9:00 and 11:00 worship services include a children's sermon. 


Sunday School right after the 9:00 service concludes upstairs!



                                                                                                          Wednesday Evening


Our BIG Night is a mid-week ministry for children, and youth and youth in Pre-K through 9th Grade (it's for families and adults too!) It happens every Wednesday (Fall to Spring) from 5:15-7:30. It includes children's music time from 5:40-6:15, a churchwide dinner from 5:15 to 6:00 and "Holy Moly" Bible Study program from 6:15-7:30.  


Registration is required for each participant. A nursery will also be provided for young children.

                               

Want to know more about Our BIG Night at FUMC? Click here.


Want to register your child?

     Other Teaching Times


Preschool Chapel Time - Each week First United Methodist Preschoolers and Kindergarteners attend Chapel Time. Each class has their very own time to hear a Bible Story, learn a monthly memory verse, and pray together.



     Seasonal Events


Trunk-or-Treat is an event for the entire community hosted by FUMC. Each Halloween our parking lot is filled with bounce houses and trunks filled with treats, and our fellowship hall is booming with games and yummy food! It's a fun event for everyone and the light of Christ shines in this safe place for kids to enjoy the fun of Halloween. Details about this year's Trunk-or-Treat will be available here during the month of October.


Vacation Bible School is for children 2 years old through completion of 5th Grade and happens one week in July each summer. Registration happens during the months of May and June and will be available here at that time. 


Summer Feeding Ministry happens once weekly for 10 of the weeks children are on summer break for school. Families work together to make, pack, and deliver bagged lunches to children in the neighborhoods around our church facility. This is an outreach ministry with the sole purpose of sharing God's love through a simple bagged lunch.