Children's Ministry 

Serving infants through 6th graders & their families

Through Sunday school and enrichment programs, we provide children with opportunities to experience God’s love and grace, and to begin to identify ways that they may live as faithful disciples in their homes, communities and world.


  • News & Events 
  • Schedule

    Sunday Mornings


    8:45-9:35 9:45-10:45 11:00-12:00
    0-23 mos. Nursery Nursery Nursery
    2 yrs.-Kinder Sunday School Sunday School Sunday School
    1st-6th Grades   Sunday School Sunday School 
    (1st-3rd grades)
    6th Grade   Confirmation (Sep-Apr)  
    Special Needs Special Needs Buddies available at 8:45, 9:45 and 11:00 by prior arrangement.
    Call 972.996.0120 by Friday noon. 

    Sunday Afternoons


    4:00-5:00 5:00-5:45 5:00-6:00
    Infants- Pre-K     access Childcare 
    Kinder-1st Grade Joyful Noise Choir   access for Kids *
    2nd-3rd Grades Hosannah Choir Genesis Handbells access for Kids  *
    4th-6th Grades Rejoice Choir  Festival Handbells access for Kids *
    (4th & 5th Grades)
    * All children are welcome in the ACCESS contemporary worship services. Child care and 'ACCESS for Kids' (Kindergarten-5th Grade) are other options. 'ACCESS for kids' is a learning time that happens about 15 minutes into the service, children are invited to leave and go to room 113 for an energetic and casual Christian learning time.
  • Resources

    Our Purpose

    The goal of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Richardson is to provide children with opportunities to experience God’s love and grace, and begin to identify ways that they may live as faithful disciples in the world.


    In Children’s Ministries planning and programming, decisions are made under the leadership of the Children’s Council, along with the director and assistant director of Children’s Ministries. Programs are designed to communicate fundamental Christian beliefs, pass on the Christian tradition and share the good news of God’s love in a manner that is meaningful to children from birth through sixth grade.

    Read About

    Children in Worship

    Making Worship a Positive Experience for Children

    Children and Communion

    Explaining Christmas

    Talking About Death and Resurrection

    A Prayer for Children

    Prayers for Back-to-School

    Information & Forms

    Childcare for Church Events

    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Minor - Word Doc

    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Minor - PDF

  • Staff

    FUMCR Children's Ministry

    Cheryl Bishop
    email   972.996.0121

    Weekday Kids at First, Inc.

    Staff_Allison_Blalock.jpgAllison Blalock

    Laura Evans
    Assistant Director

    Monica Fabila
    Assistant Director

    Valerie Cubbage
    Administrative Assistant

    Judy Grope
    Business Associate

Understanding Baptism

Understanding Baptism

Learn about the sacrament of Christian baptism and how we, as United Methodists, practice and uphold newly baptized Christians in this community of faith. This one hour class is required prior to scheduling a baptism. View Schedule & Register

Mission Possible Kids

Mission Possible Kids

Starts Wed, Sep 7. Kids 1st-6th grades will help others with hands-on missions. Info & Registration

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

Sat, Oct 29, 5-7 pm. Costumes, candy, bounce houses, music, food and more. Host trunks needed. More Info

FOCUS Photography Ministry

FOCUS Photography Ministry

Do you take photos at FUMCR events? We want you to share them with the church through FOCUS. Read More

Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale

Donate your unwanted books to The Journey Youth Choir for their Used Book Sale, then shop during the Pancake Flip. Profits benefit their summer 2017 tour. Read More

Kids Holiday Sports Camps

Kids Holiday Sports Camps

Two fun options for kids 5-12: Dec 19-22 and Dec 28-30. Info & Registration