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Welcome to 

firstkids!

We are committed to helping families connect their children with God. If you have questions about any FUMCT ministry for children, contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Ali Lindsey at ali@fumct.org.

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nursery childcare

Your infants and toddlers will be lovingly cared for by dedicated and trained FirstKids Care Team members.

 

ROOM 101 | INFANTS & CRAWLERS

The FirstKids Care Team members have a love and passion for the littlest of the littles, and can't wait to care for your child in the nursery.

 

ROOM 102 | WALKERS, 1 & 2 year olds (AS OF SEPT. 1st, 2023)

FirstKids CareTeam members have fun playing with and caring for your tots. They love big with lots of energy and tenderness.

preschool

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Childcare is provided during 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. services. FirstKids Care Team members are excited to greet these rising preschoolers! Play, excitement, encouragement, and gentleness are core in this phase!

ROOM 103 & ROOM 106 | 3 & 4 year olds (AS OF SEPT. 1st, 2023)

Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Each child's interests and needs are engaged with age appropriate Bible lessons, crafts and play. Room 106 is utilized for interactive music and Bible stories. 

 

Preschool Sunday school and Wednesday night lessons are led by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer with the preschool ministry, contact Nicole Burkhalter, Children's Ministries Assistant Director at nicole@fumct.org or tap the button below to sign up.

Firstkids: k-3rd Grade

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Children are always welcome at every worship service; these opportunities are also available:

firstkids Sunday school for KINDERGARTEN-2nd GRADErs at 10:00 a.m. in Room #206 

Large group worship & fellowship activities, snack, Bible stories and lessons.

 

THIRD GRADE BIBLE CLASS for 3RD GRADERS in ROOM #204

Kids will aquire basic Bible skills to become familiar and learn to use their Bibles, helping to build a foundation for a lifelong journey of spiritual growth.

 

FIRSTKIDS ROTATIONS at 11AM services for K-3RD GRADERS

  • Art - Room #205

  • Drama - Room #206

  • Games - Room #210

  • Science - Room #207

Kids follow the monthly Bible story with hands on experiences that allow different learning styles to be highlighted each Sunday of the month.

FirstKids on Wednesdays

  • Dinner served 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Chitwood Hall

  • Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Small groups and fellowship starts at 6:00 p.m. in HomeRoom #206

Relaxed and fun time of learning and growing in Christ together through hands on Bible lessons, games, and hanging out, chilling, singing and dancing!

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preteen-4th & 5th grade

Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in Room 203

Music, interactive Bible stories, lessons and fellowship, snacks, games and hands on projects keep kids engaged.

 

Note taking and doodle sheets are available  during 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. services. Preteens are encouraged to participate in corporate worship.  At this stage, kids are able to grasp more challenging lessons and themes. Parents who snap a photo of their kid's notes or doodles from a worship service and email a copy to Mrs. Ali will earn an extra reward!

Elementary and preteen Sunday school and WNA lessons are volunteer led. If you would like to volunteer with the preteen ministry, please contact Ali Lindsey at ali@fumct.org or follow the link below to sign up.

fifth SUNDAYS C/O FIRSTKIDS

Anytime there are five Sundays in one month, FirstKids serve in all four worship services, and participate in a special mission project during the Sunday school hour! Follow this link to sign up for service opportunities! 

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lessons & cirriculum

Keep up with lessons and extra activities when you can't make it to in-person worship. Our curriculum and lessons can be found on the Parent Cue app.

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upcoming events

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Just like trick or treating in your neighborhood, Trunk or Treat is most successful when everyone participates. 

• October 25th| 5:00-7:00 p.m. in place of regular WNA programming! dinner served in Chitwood as usual, Trunk or Treating will be in the back parking lot around the playground. Small Groups, Sunday School classes or individuals or families are encouraged to host a trunk!

Please contact ali@fumct.org to reserve your spot!

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• October 29th| Join us on 5th Sunday as we invite all our beloved FirstKids to wear their costumes to our worship services! Whether you're joining the Bridge or Traditions service, we encourage our young ones to wear their favorite costumes and join us at 9 am or 11 am.

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