First Kids partners with parents to help children experience God, grow in the Christian faith, and share God’s love with the world. We strive to meet children where they are at every stage of development. It is our prayer that each child here at First Methodist:
– Loves God and is empowered to share the love of Christ with others;
– Grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and Scripture;
– Serve as the hands and feet of Christ in the church, in their home, and in the world.
Sunday Morning Programming
Our Nursery is available during all worship services and many church activities. Our youngest children, 6 weeks to 3 years old, are invited to learn about the love of God through story, crafts and play in a safe and welcoming environment.
Downtown Nursery Care is available on Sundays in the 1st Floor Park from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
West Campus Nursery Care is available on Sundays in the Wesley building, Rooms 111 and 114, from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Preschool and Kindergarten
Preschool and Kindergarten children will continue to build their faith foundation each week in their Sunday School classes. Children will experience weekly Bible lessons through activities, games and crafts.
Downtown Pre-K and Kindergarten meet on Sundays in the 1st Floor Park from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
West Campus Pre-K and Kindergarten are invited to worship with their parents at 9 a.m. They are released after the children’s moment to attend Kid’s Church in the Welsey Building, room 140. Pre-K and Kindergarten Sunday School meets in the First Kids area of the Wesley building from 10 – 11 a.m. Kid’s Church meets in the Wesley building room 140 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
1st through 4th grade
Using a large group/small group format, elementary aged children are invited to deepen their love for God, learn to navigate the scripture, and develop a lifelong faith through interactive stories, discussion, activities and worship.
Downtown Elementary Sunday School meets on the 2nd Floor from 9:50 – 10:55 a.m. Kid’s Church meets on the 2nd Floor from 10:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
West Campus Elementary are invited to worship with their parents at 9 a.m. They are released after the children’s moment to attend Kid’s Church in the Welsey Building, room 140. Elementary Sunday School meets in the First Kids area of the Wesley building from 10 – 11 a.m. Kid’s Church meets in the Wesley building room 140 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
5th and 6th Grade
In 56 at First, our fifth and sixth graders enter a time of questions and choices. We provide a safe place for our kids to explore such things as God’s grace, His character and the traditions of our faith. They are encouraged to being applying these lessons to their own Christian lives. At the end of sixth grade, our children are given the opportunity to confirm their faith in Christ.
Downtown 56 meets on the 2nd Floor in room 203 from 9:50 – 11 a.m.
West Campus 56 meets in the Wesley building, Room 149, at 10 a.m.
Director of Children’s Ministries Downtown
Interim Director of Children’s Ministries West Campus
Administrative Assistant for Children and Youth Ministries Downtown
Administrative Assistant for Children and Youth Ministries West Campus