First Church extends a special welcome for families and has a growing population of families with young children who are new to the area. Our church is certified as a United Methodist “Safe Sanctuary” congregation. Nursery care for infants and toddlers is optional, professionally staffed and available throughout Sunday mornings, year-round. A “quiet room” in the back of our church has comfortable rockers for parents of infants. Church School for children and youth is held from 9:15–10:10 a.m. for ages 3 through 12th grade. A Children’s Word is provided during the worship service directly after the scripture reading. Following Children’s Word, young children may choose to remain in the sanctuary for the service, or dismiss to the “Sunshine Room”, a special professionally staffed play area. Children may participate in a relaxed “Joyful Noise Singers” choral group and may opt to sing during worship occasionally as part of this group.
Additionally, the church schedules a number of child-friendly events during the year for fun and fellowship for children and their parents.