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Children's Ministry

Sunday Mornings for Children

Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services.

Activity bags are available at the doors to the sanctuary. Children's Time is part of each service and invites children down front for a special message from our Director of Children's Ministry.

Nursery and Sunday School are offered during each worship hour.

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Nursery (Birth - 3 years)

A professionally staffed nursery is available for infants through young 3-year-olds, from 8:30 - 12 noon each Sunday.

Children do not move out of nursery classes during the school year, but remain until move-up Sunday in June when they are already 3 or turning 3 on or before September 1.  

Sunday School (3 years - 6th grade)

Classes are offered at each worship hour:

8:45    For ages PreK-3 - PreK-5 
9:45    For ages PreK-3 - 6th grade
11:00   For ages PreK-3 - 1st grade 

PreK-3 - 1st Grade SUMMER Sunday School

Each class covers one Bible story per month and focuses on a different part of the story each week through fun activities, crafts, and Sacred Circle time. These classes meet downstairs.

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2nd - 6th Grade SUMMER Sunday School

Our rotation model allows us to dive deeply into one topic for an entire month through different activities each week for each grade - crafts, games, cooking, science, and video/discussion. Children start together for an introduction led by a Children's Ministry team member. Then, each grade goes to their activity room for that week. These classes meet upstairs. 

All curriculum is sent to you in advance to review and provided for you with all necessary materials on the day of the class. 

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Teachers are Needed!

Sunday school teachers are the most important partners in ministry for helping to raise our children in the church. It takes 35 volunteers to be fully staffed each week. Please consider signing up for one or two weeks each month, or for a full month each semester, or for more! Just use the buttons above to volunteer with your preferred age group. You will make a difference in the life and faith of our children.

Have questions? Contact Rohini Drake (, 972.996.0129) for more details or to volunteer.

6th Grade School Year

Our CONFIRMATION program runs from September through May and culminates in a special service of joining.

Sunday Morning Special Needs Ministry

At FUMCR we want to share God's love with everyone, reaching each child in a way they can learn best.  All children are welcome here. If your child has a special need, please contact Director of Children's Ministries, Cheryl Bishop, at 972.996.0121. We would like to accommodate your child in the best way possible.

  •  Our Sunday School Buddy Program offers a volunteer assigned to help your child while in Sunday school or in a separate classroom.
  •  A specific special needs Sunday school classroom for children who need a different environment than traditional Sunday school is available. Please contact Natalie Nenovich, 972.996.0121, in advance in order to ensure that a teacher will be present.

Events for Children & Families
Book Drive for Sam's School

Support Sam Asmah's childhood school!

Acolyte Training

Sun, Aug 25, 12-1 pm

Children's Ministry This Week

Children's Ministry Staff

Cheryl Bishop
Director, Worship, Children's Ministry
Natalie Nenovich
Assoc. Director, Children's Ministry
Rohini Drake
Asst. Director, Children's Ministry
Cheryl Winnenberg
Administrative Assistant, Children’s Ministry, Weekday Kids at First
Melanie Jackson
Confirmation Coordinator
Barbie Castellano
Childcare Coordinator

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