At FUMC, we believe children are a vital part of the life of our church family. Our goal is to provide quality Christian programming in a safe and loving environment. We commit to engage our children with God’s truths each week through relevant Bible teaching, group discussion, music and age-appropriate activities.
Our Children’s Ministry serves children from birth through fifth grade through weekly programs divided by age and events held throughout the year.
Worshipping with your child(ren)
Children are welcome participants in both Sunday morning worship services. Sermon Notes for young worshippers, intended to help children engage in the service, are available from the ushers.
Children three years old through kindergarten are dismissed from the worship services after Children’s Bread, a message especially for children from Bro. David, to go to Children’s Church. Children’s Church is located on the second floor of the Education Building.
Sunday School classes for children three years old through fifth grade meet each Sunday at 10:00 am on the second floor of the Education Building. During Sunday School, children will enjoy age appropriate Bible study and activities.
Our Nursery, for children birth through two years old, is located on the first floor of the Education Building. A combination of paid staff and church volunteers provide care and nurture for each child. The staff provides consistency for the children and maintain our high standards of health and safety. Volunteers provide extra TLC when needed. The nursery is available from 8:20 am – 12:15 pm each Sunday.
Our Children’s Handbell Choir (second grade and older) meets at 5:00 pm in the choir room and is directed by Bonnie Rice.
JAM (Jesus and Me) Choir meets at 6:00 pm in the choir room and is directed by Bonnie Rice. The JAM Choir is for second grade through fifth grade.
Each child who participates in Wonderful Wednesday must register with the Children’s Director in the church office and a signed, updated Consent and Medical Release Form is required.
We pick up children from Westside Elementary and US Jones Elementary each Wednesday during the school year for an afternoon of age appropriate Bible study, games, activities and lots of fun! A light snack is provided.
Pre-registered three and four year olds may be dropped off at 3:00 pm in their classroom in the Education Building. There, kids will have age appropriate Bible lessons, crafts, and a light snack. They have choir and handbells in their classroom each week at 3:30 pm during Wonderful Wednesday and are directed by Bonnie Rice.
In compliance with FUMC’s Safe Sanctuary Policy, a criminal background check is required for all persons who work with our children, youth, or vulnerable adults. Each staff member and volunteer must review and sign our Safe Sanctuary Policy.