Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Every year, Westside Churches Working Together (WCWT) comes together to package meals at Westwood United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to help, including children, youth, and adults of all ages! Click HERE to watch the video from the 2013 meal packaging event. Check out the Volunteer page to find out when the next meal packaging event will be or call the church offiice (310) 393-8258.
Children’s Sabbath Once a year, the children of First UMC prepare and lead the congregation in a service of Sunday worship.
Palm Sunday and Easter Egg Hunt
Every Palm Sunday after worship First UMC holds a church-wide Easter egg hunt and family brunch. You won’t want to miss this favorite family event!
Children’s After School Theater
C.A.S.T. is a community theater program of First UMC for children in 1st through 12th grade. Visit the C.A.S.T. page for more information. C.A.S.T. sessions are built around the school semesters following the SMMUSD calendar.
Vacation Bible School
VBS takes place each summer for one week. It is a week filled with Bible stories, educational activities, fun and fellowship for children through 5th grade. Opportunities for youth and adult volunteers are also available. Visit the Vacation Bible School page to learn more.
Parent & Toddler Class
Lead by Terri Emberling MS, LPC of Relationship Roots, the parent and toddler program is designed with both the child and parent in mind. We require a parent or guardian to be present at all times during the class. The class is for children ages 12 to 30 months of age. Contact the Preschool by emailing the director or call (310) 395-7292 for more information.
First UMC Preschool (License # 191600232)
Our full-day Preschool is open to everyone and provides an enrichment program with low teacher/child ratios. Contact the Preschool by emailing the director or call (310) 395-7292 for more information.