Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica is a community of children, families, and adult volunteers who come together in community to grow in God’s love. See below for the current list of Children and Family Resources. Subscribe to receive the Youth and Children email directly in your inbox each week. Email Tricia Guerrero if you have any questions.

Welcome, Families!

We are a dedicated community that takes children’s faith discovery and development seriously and joyfully. The goal of Children’s Ministry is to offer a safe environment where children from birth through Grade 5 and their families can take part in a wide range of opportunities that nurture and encourage spiritual growth for the entire family.

Our children’s ministry is based upon the following values:

We are an inclusive community where each child and family is welcomed and appreciated for their unique gifts and presence in our community.

We are intentional in our efforts to build connections with children and their families, to keep our children connected to the broader church community and to purposely foster healthy relationships with youth and adults.

Together we explore what it means to love God and to love our neighbors through Sunday School, Children’s Church, Faith in Action service projects, Messy Church, Date Night, and more!

For questions or comments, or to simply say “Hi!” please contact Tricia Guerrero, Pastoral Associate for Family Ministries.

Contact or call (310) 393-8258 ext. 104

Additional Children and Family Resources:

First UMC takes the safety of the children and youth very seriously. We follow Safe Sanctuaries® practices, which is our commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children, youth, and adults. Read our policy page.
For more information about these safety measures call the church office (310) 393-8258.

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