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 Pastor Karen Jones or Kelli Snider 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
Have PRESCHOOL CHILDREN? This is for you and your children! Beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Janelle Gibson is teaching a Sunday School class for our ages 3 to 5 years old!
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 – NEW DAY FOR 2019
The Kids Grow ‘N Christ program meets every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from mid-August through May coinciding with the regular school year calendar.
KIDS GROW ‘N CHRIST REGISTRATION OPEN
Being a First Methodist Kid is out of this world! Come join the fun! Our Kids Grow ‘N Christ Program is open to kids in grades K through 5th and will be held on Tuesdays for the 2019-2020 school year beginning on Tuesday, August 27 after school until 5:15 p.m.! School pick up is available! Registration forms are located below (please print and complete both registration pages), on the Kids Worship Supplies Pew in the church sanctuary or in the church office!
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. Announcements will be sent prior to the regular school year calendar.
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
If you have questions regarding the FUMC Children’s Ministry, please contact Rev. Karen Jones at (936) 598-2707.