Children's Ministry

Helping our children from birth through 6th grade grow in their relationship with God.

Sunday Morning Nursery

Our nursery is open and staffed by caregivers during the 10am worship service.  

Discovery Club

We have kicked off the 2023-24 school year and welcome any new friends who want to join us.  Meets on Sunday evenings for kindergarten through 4th graders meet and continue to discover more about God in small groups. Our children engage in music, crafts, stories, games and service during this time.  

Spring 2024 Calendar

Complete the Children's Ministry release form

B.O.N.D. (Building On New Disciples)

As a bridge from Discovery Club to SNL Youth Group, BOND is a program for just 5th and 6th graders. It meets almost every week on Sunday evenings to connect students with each other, adult leaders, and God. BOND to has a strong focus on serving together in the community (monthly trips/projects) while learning about Christian practices to help them make the physical and spiritual transition from childhood to adolescence. 

Spring 2024 Calendar

Complete the BOND release form

 At First UMC we strive to blend the ministry of parents and the family with the ministry of the Church in order to help our children grow in a loving relationship with God.

Contact Cassie McCachren for questions or more information on any of these groups.

Scuba VBS 2024

A summer kids’ event called Scuba VBS will be hosted at First United Methodist Church from July 28th to August 1st. At Scuba, kids explore what it means to have a friendship with God! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out sciency-fun experiments that get imagination bubbling. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Fin-tastic Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.

Scuba is for kids from age 3 years old to 5th grade and will run from 6pm to 8:30pm each day.   Contact Cassie McCachren with any questions.  

Register here to join us for this fun week!

After school Program

We are excited to start offering a low cost after school program to Derry Township elementary students.  This will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the school year.  Tuition this upcoming year will be $10 per day.  Registration is now open for the 2024-25 School Year!  You can register here!