Children & Family

Welcome to Children’s and Family Ministries! We strive to create a loving environment for every family that walks through our church doors. Your child will be welcomed into a space where they will learn about God’s love through age-appropriate storytelling and scripture reading, worship, crafts, and more!

We not only want to create a fun and loving environment for kids, but for their families as well. We plan many events throughout the year for our families to come together and fellowship with one another. We want to provide a community for families so that they know they are loved and have people that will support them as they are raising the next generation.

For more information about our program or to volunteer please email


First Church realizes that safe, reliable childcare is the key to families being able to participate in church ministries. That’s why we provide childcare for meetings, services, and other church events in a safe, nurturing, Christian environment for young children.

We are a Safe Sanctuaries congregation and are happy to provide you with a copy of our Child Protection Policy upon request.

Regularly Scheduled Childcare

Sundays: Childcare begins at 8:30 A.M.

  • Worship Care (8:30-noon). Children ages 6 week – 2 years (“Little Embers”) will meet in Room 123, and children 3 – 5 years (“Little Sparks”) will meet in room 125.
  • Sunday School (10:00 – 10:45): Sunday School takes place during the Sunday School hour for 3-5 year age group, “Little Sparks”.

Elementary School

There are two different classes for children of elementary school age during the Sunday School hour.

  • “God’s Fireworks” is for K-3rd grade and meets in room 206
  • “Fiery Disciples” for 4th-6th grade meets in room 204

To Request Childcare

First UMC can provide childcare for any church sponsored on-campus meeting, event, or program with prior planning. Request childcare for your next gathering by emailing Shelby Fowler at Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to event. You will receive confirmation regarding your request. When making requests, please remember that childcare is not provided more than 4 hours at a time. Additional costs to your program may apply if events are scheduled outside of regular hours.

First Kids Worship

First Kids Worship is a way to spend time with the children and begin to learn the basics of a church service and to better understand the traditions of the United Methodist Church. Children K – 3rd grade is invited to attend First Kids Worship during the 11:00 a.m. Contemporary and Traditional Services in room 206. First Kids Worship will not be offered on the first Sunday of each month, as this is Communion Sunday, and we would like the children to stay in service with their families to experience this tradition.