Youth (Birth – 18 years)

Youth (Birth – 18 years)

First United Methodist Church takes safety seriously. We use Safe Gatherings to screen and train our staff and volunteers ( Listed below are some of what you can expect from us to make sure kids and students 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 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 Palm Sunday, just before Easter. Finally, they share their gift of music with the congregation after Vacation Bible School in July. Preparations for…

Intergenerational Links

We hope to partner with parents to help raise lifelong followers of Jesus, and now everyone in the church has the opportunity to be a part of that plan! Whether or not you have children, you are an important part of the work God is doing in the lives of the kids at our church, in our community, and around the world. Research has consistently shown that one of the best predictors for kids continuing to grow in their faith…

Student Ministries

Students 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. Impact Student Ministries Our student ministries are meeting in small groups throughout the summer doing various outdoor projects and fellowship events.  Please contact Susan or 316-321-6220 if you would like to be alerted when these small gatherings happen!  Our regular Impact Student Ministry plans to kick off the first…


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 upcoming events for children