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FUMC Welcomes All Children!

Children are special at First United Methodist Church.  Our programs for children are carefully planned to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of each child.

Our Mission:

To introduce children to God’s love.  A love that is unselfish, undeserved, but oh so powerful!

We guide children along their spiritual path by helping them to:

*Know Jesus.

*Learn to serve others.

*Learn to use and read their Bibles.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Morning Nursery (9am until Noon)  

Nursery for infant thru 3yrs is located in the student building

PreSchool Sunday School (10am)

Children 3yrs thru preschool have their very own class.  They have choir practice, learn a Bible story, and enjoy time with friends.

Big Kids Sunday School (10am)

Children Kinder-6th grade.  Children rotate to different centers each Sunday to focus on one Bible story that is learned in different ways.  Centers include cooking, art, science, games, and movie.

Children’s Church (9am and 11am)

Children 3yrs to 2nd grade are invited to listen to the children’s sermon during worship, then we’ll escort them to children’s church.  ( except Communion Sundays)


Wednesday Nights!

Wednesday Night activities are in full swing during the school year…

Children’s Choir (5pm and 5:30pm)

Children’s Choir for preschool thru 6th grade.  They have special Sunday worship performances throughout the year.

Practice times are as follows:

Kinder thru 2nd grade 5pm     3rd thru 6th grade 5:30pm

Preschool is Sunday at 10am  (during Sunday School)


Fellowship Dinner (6pm)

Dinner served in the Family Life Center.

All ages come together for fellowship and a weeknight meal.  The menu rotates each week and volunteers help cook and serve.


J.A.M. (Jesus and me) & Club 56 (6:30-7:30pm)

J.A.M is a fun and energetic, Biblically based program for preschoolers thru 4th grade.  The children are separated into age-divided  small groups and  learn to know Jesus thru Bible stories and fun activities


Club56 Bible Study for 5th and 6th graders is a time to dive deeper into the Bible and ask real questions.


Special Programs for Children All Year Long!

*Vacation Bible School  *Bridgeport Summer Camp  * 3rd Grade Bible Class *Mission Possible Kids  *Trunk or Treat  *Christmas Caroling  *Egg Hunt  *Weekday Preschool program