Children have many opportunities to worship, grow, and serve at FUMC. From our Sunday School program on Sunday mornings to our fun-filled activities offered on Wednesday Nights, there is so much to do!
We want children to be able to participate in hands-on worship and life-changing encounters with God. We hope to accomplish this through Sunday School, Children’s Church, and Serve opportunities.
Children’s Church: After the Children’s Moment in the Traditional service and before the message in the Contemporary service, Children ages 4-2nd grade are dismissed to join our team of Children’s Worship Leaders for Children’s church. Through hands-on worship, your kids will have amazing encounters with God through awesome music and unforgettable Bible adventures. After worship, parents may pick up their kids in Epworth 111. *The first Sunday of each month, our church celebrates Communion and children remain in the worship service with their parents.
2 &3 Year olds- EPW 106
4 Year olds- EPW 110
Kindergarten- EPW 112
1st Grade- EPW 111
2nd Grade-EPW 109
3rd Grade- EPW 212
4th & 5th Grade- EPW 213
6th Grade- EPW 211
Greeters for Modern service- In the contemporary service, children have the opportunity to serve as connectors. Connectors serve in worship by handing out drop cards and taking up offering.
Traditional Worship Acolytes- All 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders are encouraged to join the acolyte program. Acolytes assist the Pastor in our traditional services at 8:30 + 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. This is a great way for our children to actively participate in service to the church.
Sunday Evening schedule:
5:50-6:05 Snack Supper
6:05-7 Bible Study
Eenie Meenie- 6:05-7pm
The 4 year olds and kindergarteners will love this new curriculum where they will learn about Bible men and women who made tough choices. They’ll learn about Abram, Lot’s wife, Pharaoh, Asa, Jesus, and more! More importantly, these biblical decisions will help kids discover how they can make good choices. Children will be released from Snack Supper to Epworth 112.
Grapple - 6:05-7pm
3rd, 4th & 5th graders will Grapple with some of preteens' toughest questions. They will explore how the Bible provides the smartest answers to the issues that kids are facing today. Children will break out into groups based on gender & work to understand how God can help them through this time of change with games & fun activities. Children will be released from snack supper to EPW 210 & EPW 213.
Royal Ball - 6:05-7pm
Join us for the Royal Ball where 1st and 2nd graders take a royal tour and meet some of the most famous kings and queens of the Bible! They’ll explore the lives of Saul, Solomon, David, Jehoshaphat, Esther, and more. Best of all, they’ll learn that Jesus is the most powerful king of all! Children will be released from Snack Supper to Epworth 113.
Confirmation- 6th Grade
Confirmation is an incredible year beginning in the fall where our students get a chance to make a firm commitment to Christ as their Savior and Lord. Students meet throughout the year to study: the Bible, the basic doctrines of the church and our Methodist history and theology. In addition to weekly classes, the group will participate in service projects, daily Bible reading, enriching field trips, and the annual Confirmation Retreat.
For information about the different children’s choirs or to sign up for a choir, click on the button below!
GAMELIFE-Join the FUMC Children’s Ministry on Wednesday Nights for GAMELIFE! Meets in the gym from 5:45-7:00 pm. Each week the children will experience God’s Truth in 3 dynamic zones:
GAME ZONE: God’s Truth is experienced in a specially designed game
DISCOVERY ZONE: God’s Truth is discovered in the Bible
LIFE ZONE: God’s Truth is connected to kids’ lives as they learn to apply it.
A nursery is available for children ages 0-5 years old in EPW 104.
Friend to Friend-One Wednesday night each quarter, our children will come together to serve other children in our community. It’s a great chance for our children to begin to understand the importance of service through mission projects that are done for kids, by kids.