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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 - 2 years)

A professionally staffed nursery is available for infants and toddlers from 8:30 - 12 noon each Sunday. Pagers are available upon request.

Sunday School (3 years - 6th grade)

Classes are offered at each worship hour:

 8:45    3 years - 5 years/kindergarten
 9:45    3 years - 6th grade
11:00   3 years - 1st grade 

2nd - 5th graders learn and experience Bible stories and lessons in new and exciting ways. 

  •  One bible story taught for a full month for deeper understanding
  •  Hands on activities in art, cooking, drama, games, movie connection, storytelling and science
  •  Volunteers sign up to teach one lesson for a full month to a different grade level each week
  •  Children and teachers experiencing God together

Teachers 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! You will make a difference in the life and faith of our children.

SIGN UP ONLINE or 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 Cheryl Bishop, 972.996.0121, in advance in order to ensure that a teacher will be present.

Events for Children & Families
Mission Possible Kids

Empowering 1st-6th graders

Holy Week Services

April 18, 19, 21

Library Open House

Sun, Apr 28, 9:30 am - 1 pm

Children's Choir Spring Musical

Sun, Apr 28, 3:30 pm

Camp Big Church

Sun, May 26, 11 am - 1:30 pm

Kids Camps

Registration is open online.

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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