Sundays for Children

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. Parents may drop children off at 9 a.m. and pick them up in the nursery following the service. A pager is available upon request.

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. Then, the children are guided to Sunday School in the Education Building. After service, parents may pick children up in their respective classrooms.  A sign with pick up information is located at the bottom of the ramp to the 2nd floor.  See breakdown below:

New Sunday School Cycle

1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays Sunday School Rooms.
Parents pick your children up in their Sunday school rooms.

Nursery (6 mos.-2 years) – Room 204 Drop off as early as 9:15 a.m.
Preschool (3-4 year olds) – Room 205
Younger Elementary (K-2nd Grade) – Room 208
Older Elementary (3rd-5th Grade) – Room 203

3rd Sunday: Children’s Church Held in the Chapel and Room 203.
Parents pick your children up in Room 203.  Children’s Church is a space for children to learn about God and God’s loving activity in the world through music and movement, fun and laughter with the leadership of Janet Searfoss. We gather in worship and after the Children’s Message, the children are guided to the Chapel as we create a worship space geared for them.

Curriculum & Bibles!

Our new Curriculum, Deep Blue Adventures, goes with the Deep Blue Bibles so that our children enter into a journey that combines exciting stories, arts and crafts, and interactive games into a living-faith experience that will help them discover what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ today.

Exploring Further
Deep Blue curriculum
Deep Blue App

5th Sundays: Faith in Action Held in Room 203.
Parents pick your children up in Room 203.

Faith is more than a belief, it is an action. On every 5th Sunday of the month, the youth and children of First UMC put their Faith in Action, by working together during Sunday School to perform a gracious act of service.  The project rotates between service for the church family, the local community, and our global community, as we learn what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ serving in the world.

Family Sundays

Children remain with their families for congregational worship for there is no Sunday school.  Worship packets for children can be found with the ushers.  Family Sundays usually occur around major holidays, such as Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.

Kids Zone, Narthex

Little one getting squirmy during worship? The Kids Zone is an area for families where you will be able to hear and see the service from the narthex, just outside of the sanctuary. Look for Kids Zone signs. Ushers are available for assistance.

Coffee Fellowship

After service, stay for refreshments and fellowship in the Courtyard or Simkins Hall.

A changing table is available in the restroom across the hall from the Fireside Room kitchen. High chairs are also available.