Children’s Ministry

We believe that children’s faith is vital to their formation and to the life of our church family. Come explore the many opportunities for your child’s spiritual formation, including Sunday School, Children’s Church, Faith in Action, Messy Church, C.A.S.T. and more!


Nursery Care – 9 a.m., Room 204
Nursery Care is available on Sunday mornings in Room 204 of the Educational Building for children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. Click to read more.

Sunday School – 10 a.m., Sanctuary & Education Bldg
Following the Passing of Peace in worship, children and parents are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary for a short sermon. Click to read more.

Family Sundays
Children remain with their families for congregational worship. Family Sundays usually occur around major holidays, such as Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.

Children’s Church
On every third Sunday of the month, the children of First UMC gather for song and movement, snacks and crafts… Click to read more.

Faith in Action
Faith is more than a belief, it is an action. On every 5th Sunday of the month… Click to read more.

Kids Zone, Narthex
Little one getting squirmy during worship? The Kids Zone is an area for families… Click to read more.


Children‘s Sabbath is a day when the children of First UMC lead the rest of our church family in worship.  Click to read more.

Palm Sunday and Easter Egg Hunt
Every Palm Sunday after worship First UMC holds a church-wide Easter egg hunt and family brunch including photos with the Easter Bunny.  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… Click to read more.

Vacation Bible School
VBS takes place each summer for one week. It is a week filled with Bible stories, educational activities, fun… Click to read more.

Parent & Toddler Class
Sponsored by the First UMC Preschool and lead by Terri Emberling MS, LPC… Click to read more.

First UMC Preschool (License # 191600232)
Our full-day Preschool provides an enrichment program with low teacher/child ratios.. Click to read more.

The Children’s Ministry accommodates babies and children through 5th grade.  As we take the safety of the children and youth very seriously, First UMC staff and volunteers, who work directly with children and youth, adhere to the Safe Sanctuary policies established by The United Methodist Church.  Please contact us if you would like to know more about these safety measures (310) 393-8258.