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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14.

The Children’s Ministries of First United Methodist Church strive to be a welcoming, engaging, energetic, and exciting ministry that teaches the children about the love of Jesus Christ. We aim to partner with parents to help kids develop their own relationship with Christ. Children from infancy to sixth grade are invited to participate in a variety of activities as listed below:


  • Graded Sunday School classes for preschoolers through sixth grade
  • Wednesday Night Live Bible Study opportunities for 4-year-olds through 6th grade
  • Cherub Choir for ages 4 through kindergarten
  • Wesley Choir for children in the 1st grade through 5th grade


  • Steps in Faith – Bible study and scripture memorization class for 5th graders

Other Activities throughout the year:

  • Confirmation Classes for 6th graders
  • Vacation Bible School for preschoolers through 6th grade
  • The Giving Tree – Mission opportunities for children of all ages
  • Family Ministries including Family Night and Mothers in Prayer