More for Families with Children

Jesus said: Let the little children come to me and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs. — Luke 18:16

First Church welcomes and celebrates the human family.

If you are part of the growing population of people with young children who are new to the area, we would love for you to join us.  Children of all ages are an important part of the Kingdom of God  — and especially in the life of our church!  We offer a number of opportunities for young ones to participate in worship, in fellowship, and in Christian education.

Children’s Church

After the Children’s Word during the worship service, children are invited to participate in children’s church where they will learn bible stories through music, art, and recreation. A teacher will escort the children downstairs to Room 102 for class. Preants can pick up children in Room 102 at the conclusion of the service.   A  Quiet Room in the  back of the sanctuary has comfortable rockers for parents who wish to stay with their infants.

Fellowship & Outreach for Youth

Youth Group for 6th-12th graders includes monthly pizza suppers, special service projects,  and summer mission trips.  School and neighborhood friends are always invited.  Look for specific activities under Connect in the top menu.

Worshiping Together

Families, including children, are welcome to Worship together on Sunday mornings.  Prior to the sermon, children are  asked to come forward for a special  Children’s Word with the Pastor or sometimes with older youth. Children may then go downstairs for Children’s Church.

Family-Friendly Events

Fun and fellowship events for families as well as for the entire congregation are scheduled throughout the year.  Families also participate together in various mission and outreach activities.

Safe Sanctuary

First Church is certified as a United Methodist “Safe Sanctuary” congregation.

For more information, please go to the menu under LEARN.