KidsConnect is an active Children’s Ministry at FUMC that strives to deepen our children’s bond with God. By partnering with parents, we help kids to learn about themselves, their faith, and God’s grace in a loving and consistent environment. FUMC follows the United Methodist Church’s Safe Sanctuaries program which is designed to protect all of God’s children ensuring a safe and nurturing learning experience. All of our staff and volunteers are required to undergo training and a background check before working with any of our children. To learn more about Safe Sanctuaries, please click here or contact us. We are happy to answer any questions!
FUMC’s children ministries offer events and gatherings that give local families a safe and fun way to celebrate any season of life, whether it be through annual offerings like Trunk or Treat and Vacation Bible School or monthly events like Kid’s Club and more!
Please check out a detailed calendar of all Youth and Children’s events happening at FUMC over the course of the few months below!
Our Nursery takes pride in ministering to our youngest children. Care is available for children aged from newborn through 5 years old. We provide a space where families can feel confident their children are being taken care of in a safe and loving environment. Parents do need to stay with their children in the nursery for the time being.
On Sunday morning, Nursery care is available for our 8:30am Service, Sunday School, and our 11:00am Service. Nursery care is also available on many holiday services such as Christmas Eve and “Bow the Knee” during Easter.
Please bear with us as our Nursery transitions to a new space. The downstairs nursery is still open for families to use as we prepare our new upstairs Nursery space.
If you are interested in your child joining our Nursery so that you can enjoy the worship service without distractions, please scroll to the bottom of this page or click here to fill out the Children’s Ministries interest form and select “Nursery” underneath interests and we’ll be in contact soon!
Sunday School & Kids Worship
Children’s Sunday school is available each Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45 am in room #109. It is currently a one room class where all ages are welcome.
During our 11:00 am Worship Service, children are dismissed from the Sanctuary after the Family Ministry Moment to a service just for them. Just send your kids to the front of the church for Family Ministry Moment, or have them join the group as we head out of the sanctuary. Kids Worship meets in room 109 downstairs in our children’s wing and all children can be picked up from there after the 11am service is finished.
Both our Children’s Sunday school and Kids Worship service use a wonderful curriculum called Wonder Ink. The main purpose of Wonder Ink is to guide children to explore “God’s Big Story” as we journey through the Bible. The goal of Wonder Ink is to make sure all children know they are loved by teaching the following core values. “God knows me. Jesus loves me. The Holy Spirit leads me. I am a child of God.”
If you have any questions or would like to contact us about Children’s Sunday school, Kids Worship, or any other children’s program, please click here to fill out the Children’s Ministries interest form and select “Sunday School” underneath interests. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Kid’s Club is a monthly program where parents can drop off their kids for a 2 hour block where the kids can have a fun filled time while their parents get a little break. We enjoy our time together at Kid’s Club by playing games and doing other fun activities. A kid-friendly lunch is provided. Kid’s Club usually happens on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12-2pm, but occasionally may be substituted with seasonal activities. Keep an eye out on the FUMC Church Calendar to see when the next one will be happening!
Finally, there are countless ways that adults and parents of children can help out with our Children’s Ministries. Whether you have volunteered or worked with children before or not, we have a spot and a role for you! If you are interested, please fill out the Children’s Ministries interest form below or click here and select “Volunteer” underneath interests and we’ll be in contact soon with ways that you could get plugged in helping to serve our children.