Held during 9:00 New Song and during 11:00 Traditional and Exalt services, children age 4 through 2nd grade will be led from the Sanctuary immediately following the blessing of the children. In a safe, fun and loving environment, children will experience Bible adventures and participate in hands-on activities. Children's Church is held in the Wesley Center Room 206.
Infants - 2 Year Olds
Welcome to the nursery! Enjoy a worship service or Sunday School class as your child is cared for by our loving and nurturing staff. They will experience God’s love in this safe environment so you can be free to worship and meet others in the body of Christ.
- 6 weeks – 3 years gather Sundays during 8:30, 9:00, and 11:00 services
- 6 weeks – 2 years gather Sundays during the 9:35 hour
- 6 weeks – 4 years gather Wednesday evenings during the school year upon request.
3 Year Olds - Pre-K
Three and four year olds gather during the 10:00 hour to explore their relationship with God in their own special environment. When children leave, we want them to know three basic truths: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Kindergarten - Third Grade
10:00 - 10:50 AM. Through our UpStreet ministry, Kindergarten through 3rd grade children learn that the Bible is never boring and worship is amazing. In our large group setting, children see a Bible story come to life and worship God in a powerful way. In their small group, children break down the day’s Biblical lesson with their small group leader and build relationships with their peers.
When children leave UpStreet, three basic truths should stick: I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
4th and 5th Grade
10:00 - 10:50 AM. Meeting on the 2nd floor of the Wesley Center, Zone 45 is a great place for our older elementary students. Our students are led by committed adults who help them develop a deeper relationship with God. Look for the yellow Zone 45 signs.
6th graders have their very own special environment, Journey! At 10:00 AM, 6th graders will meet to dig deeper in His word and discover how to apply it to their lives. Follow the Journey signs and see where it takes you.
On Sunday nights, August-October, 6th graders are invited to confirmation classes. Led by our senior pastor, Glenn Conner, our students will learn more about what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus. On November 4th, our special Service of Confirmation will be held for those who wish to confirm their faith and become full members of First United Methodist Church.
1st-3rd graders and 4th-6th graders meet as two groups on Wednesday nights 6:00-7:30 for fellowship with games, snacks, bible study and weekly mission projects. We work with our church GO Team partners as we fulfill our mission of “Called to Influence our Community to Know Christ.”