Here at First United Methodist, we believe that teaching kids to love and be loved is important. We think that the Bible should never be boring and we can have loads of fun while learning! We want kids to see how God’s Word fits into their everyday lives, learn to talk with Him, and build encouraging friendships that will last. This year, we plan on doing just that through Sunday School, Wednesday ministries, and special events and programs.
Sunday School 9:50 AM -10:50 AM
(2yrs - 4yrs) Children love to explore! In our preschool classes, we teach about who God is, how much He loves your child(ren), and about the wonderful things He has made using Cokesbury’s Grow curriculum. Children will hear a Bible story and learn to apply and live out the message in concrete and age-appropriate ways. Classes are held in the Children’s Building, Building 1.
(Kindergarten-5th Grade) Through the teaching of Orange’s 252 BASICS curriculum and resources, your child(ren) will be invited to discover vibrant truths of Jesus, be exposed to what having a relationship with God is all about, and be taught how to live out faith in the God who created them. Children should be dropped off and picked up in their age-divided, small group classrooms in the Children’s Building, Building 1.
Junior Church (4yrs by 9/1/17 - 2nd Grade) is held during the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM services. Children are dismissed by announcement from the service and led to room 110 in Children's Building, Building 1, for a snack and a fun, energetic time of worship and learning. They will be taught about people of the Bible and how the God of the Bible wants to be involved in their lives today just as He was in theirs long ago.
the GAP Afterschool Program (1st – 5th Grade) meets September – May from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM.Children are transported from school to the church, fed a snack, work on homework, participate in group activities, and learn about worship in song through choir practice. Children must be registered to participate in this program, a $50 fee per child or $75 fee per family is charged for the school year to cover transportation and snack expenses.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
12:2 Crew (Kindergarten – 5th Grade, August-May) With the name based on Romans 12:1-2, children meet together in room 110 of the Children's Building, Building 1, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM following Wednesday Night Supper. Through multimedia, games, teaching, and prayer, children come to know who God is, what His Word says, and how to use their Bibles.
Angel Choir (3, 4, & 5 year olds, August-May) Wednesday nights during the school year in the Children's Building, Building 1, Room 108, 6:30 - 7:30 PM. For questions or more details, please contact Betsy Paschal (869-2660) or Allison Vandenbergh (894-1789).
SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
A Date with Daddy 2019
Daddies and daughters, get dressed in your very best
and come to enjoy a night of dancing, light snacks, and pink lemonade!
Friday, February 8, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
$25 per couple, $5 each additional daughter.
Location: Ford Hall
Reservation required. Sign up through our app, here, or contact the church office (432-7407).
Cub Scout Pack 64
Have fun, make friends, see new things. For over 80 years, Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. First United Methodist Church proudly supports and sponsors Pack 64 under the leadership of Cub Master Jim Fill. For more information on the scouting program contact Jim Fill at [email protected] or find us on Facebook.
SEAWORLD SLEEPOVER FOR 3RD - 5TH GRADERS FEBRUARY 15-16, 2019 Cost: $180 Complete Health Form Here!
Our sleepover is an overnight adventure for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders inside SeaWorld Park, Orlando. Our trip has been booked for February 15-16. Registration for this event is open to church members and regular attenders! Click 'Complete Health Form Here" above to begin the registration process. Completing the Health Form does not guarantee your child a spot on trip. Limited space is available and filled on a first come, first served basis. Spots will not be held. Registration opens to friends of participants and our church on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendar for POWER UP in 2019! Dates: June 10-14
Check out our church calendar for Annual Events and Programs. Want to know more? Contact Allison Vandenbergh, Director of Children’s Ministries, by completing the form below.