At First United Methodist Church, we are prepared for and welcome your children so they may have a learning and spiritual opportunity to know their Savior, Jesus Christ, to greet friends and make new friends, and to find a place to grow and learn. You and your children are invited to be a part of each and every one of these Children’s Ministry opportunities.
Our nursery hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. and we offer loving nursery care with trained staff for infants through five years of age.
We remind parents of nursery-age children that we engage the magnetic locking system during both church services. There is a key pad outside the double doors leading to the nursery, as well as one outside the main doors into the fellowship hall. If you have any questions on how to access the doors during worship service, please contact Kelli Snider or Nancy Dickerson, FUMC Children’s Director at the church office. We take responsibility for the care and safety of our children very seriously and want to be proactive in protecting these little ones from any unforeseen circumstances.
Pre-K and Kindergarten
Elementary Aged Children – Grades 1 through 5
The procession of acolytes signal the congregation to prepare their hearts and minds for worship. They bring the light of Christ into worship by carrying and lighting the altar candles. Acolytes are worship leaders! Training is provided in the fall.
KIDS GROW ‘N CHRIST
The Kids Grow ‘N Christ program meets every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and coincides with the regular school calendar year from September through May.
BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
The church has created a new class in Kids Grow ‘N Christ to substitute Confirmation classes. We invite children and youth that are in Grades 5 and 6 to join us as we learn more about God, faith and what it means to be a member of the church. Classes start August 29, 2018!
At baptism, we are initiated into the new covenant in Jesus Christ and membership in the Church, Christ’s body in the world. For many, this happens when they are very young. We recognize children are members of their human families, but no one expects them to clean their rooms or empty the dishwasher until much later. In the same way, “baptized infants are members of the Church—the family of faith—but are not yet capable of sharing everything involved in membership,” By Water and the Spirit. The United Methodist Church’s official statement on baptism, teaches. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. “What God offers us must be accepted in repentance and faith,” This Is Your Baptismal Liturgy states. “Confirmation and reaffirmation are our responses of commitment, profession of faith, and rededication.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Summer 2019 – Details soon!
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS – Summer 2019 – Details soon!
If you have questions regarding the FUMC Children’s Ministry, please contact Nancy Dickerson, Director of Children’s Programs at (936) 598-2707.