Children are important to Jesus, so children are important to us at First United Methodist Church!

Each Sunday morning:

Our children in grades K through 5 participate in rotation Sunday school, which allows them to study the same Bible story over several weeks through a variety of activities. Through storytelling, crafts, drama, movies, games, and sometimes even cooking projects, they learn about God’s love and grace by a “hands-on” curriculum.  For our youngest children, nursery care for infants through age 3 and a preschool class for ages 3 through 4 is available every Sunday morning and for most other special activities and events.

On Wednesday afternoons:

Throughout the school year, our elementary age students gather here for J.A.M. (Jesus and me), our afterschool program, which features games, crafts, and other fun activities, combined with important lessons to help us grow in our faith.

Each weekday through the school year:

The First United Methodist Church Preschool loves and nurtures children ages 3 through 5. Our outstanding preschool staff strives to prepare children for Kindergarten and allow them to experience the love of God at the same time.

During the summer:

Children of all ages are invited to Vacation Bible School, the Summer Nurture Program, Camp In The Community, and other fun activities.

Upward Sports:

First United Methodist Church is excited to offer Upward Soccer, Upward Basketball and Upward Cheer Leading.  Soccer is offered beginning in August with games beginning in September.  Basketball and cheer leading begin in December with games beginning in January.  For more information please call the church office at 276-783-5194.

Our church family believes that caring for children is a sacred trust, so we adhere to Safe Sanctuaries guidelines to ensure that children are safe and secure at all times and in all spaces at First United Methodist Church.