Sundays for Children

Nursery Care – 9:30 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 9:30 a.m. and pick up in the following the service.

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 the Children’s Message, 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:

Sunday School Cycle

1st, 2nd & 5th Sundays Sunday School Curriculum

Pick up location breakdown:

Nursery (6 mos.-2 years) – Room 204 Drop off as early as 9:30 a.m.
Preschool (3-4 year olds) – Room 205
Younger Elementary (K-2nd Grade) – Room 208
Older Elementary (3rd-5th Grade) – Room 206
Curriculum & Bibles

Our 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

3rd Sundays Children’s Church

Children’s Church is a space for children to learn about God and God’s loving activity in the world through music, fun, and laughter with the leaderships of Janet Searfoss and Jamie Jones. The children practice in preparation for special Sundays such as Children’s Sabbath, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday and other events.

Children’s Church – Janet Searfoss, Director
Age: Elementary (K-5)

Pick up location: Room 203

Children’s Church provides our participants with the opportunity to explore God’s love through singing and movement, as they learn basic choral fundamentals for singing as a choir. This choir practices in the Chapel.


Cherub Voices– Jamie Jones, Director
Age: Preschool

Pick up location: Room 205

Cherub Voices is a place for our youngest disciples to learn about God’s love through music, singing and handbells.


4th Sundays Faith in Action 

Pick up location: Room 206

Faith is more than a belief, it is an action. On every 4th 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.  See past projects.

Family Sundays

Children remain with their families for congregational worship for there is no Sunday school.  Worship activity 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? Although children are always welcome in the sanctuary sometimes they want a little more space.  The Kids Zone, stocked with toys and books, is a comfortable area for families to hear and see the service from the narthex, just outside of the sanctuary. Look for the Kids Zone sign. 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.

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Gatherings on the 2nd Saturday of the month for the whole family!  Crafts • Music • Stories • Shared Meal

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