Children

Children

Kids are an integral part of the happenings at First United Methodist Church, and we look forward to partnering with you to help the children in your life become Jesus followers. FirstTots designates programs designed for kids from birth – 5 years (but not yet in Kindergarten), and FirstKids designates programs for kids in grades K-5. With relevant and meaningful programs on Sunday and during the week, it is our hope that families grow together on their journey to worship, grow, give, serve and share.

First United Methodist Church takes safety seriously. We use Safe Gatherings to screen and train our staff and volunteers (https://safegatherings.com). Listed below are some of what you can expect from us to make sure kids are safe:

  1. Staff and volunteers who have gone through rigorous background and reference checks;
  2. Staff and volunteers who have completed boundary awareness training;
  3. At least two adults in every classroom;
  4. A check in process to ensure security;
  5. Physical space  that protects children from injury.

Children’s Music

Children are a vital part of worship, and we encourage their involvement and leadership in a number of ways. For music, we have three opportunities for children’s programs throughout the year. During Advent, children prepare and perform music and short skits to celebrate the coming of baby Jesus at Christmas. They also prepare to welcome Jesus into Jerusalem for…

FirstTots

FirstTots is our program for preschool aged children. Childcare is provided for first service and during the Sunday School hour. A pint-sized Children’s Church is offered during 2nd service; all FirstTots activities occur in the Children’s Ministry rooms on the main level. Next Steps Click here to register for any children’s activity Check out the…