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Children's Ministry

All children of God are welcome here!

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Sunday Mornings


6 weeks - 2 years

Infants and toddlers receive loving care from our paid staff in our secure nursery suite.

Sunday School Downstairs

9:45am  •  3 years - 1st grade
11am  •  3 years - Kinder

Children build relationships with peers and nurturing adults, learn scriptural and life application lessons, and experience prayer together.

Sunday School Upstairs

9:45am  •  2nd - 6th grades

Sunday school guides children as they grow in faith.

Breakaway offers lessons and themes just for 5th & 6th grade 'tweens.


Traditional - 8:45, 9:45 & 11am
Modern - 11am

Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services. Children's Time before the sermon invites children to the front to hear a special message that they can apply in their lives.

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Sunday Afternoons

  • Vocal Choirs
    3-3:45 pm

    4-year-olds through 6th graders are invited to practice with age-level choirs each week, September - April.
    Choirs sing in worship services periodically and perform children's musicals at Christmas and end of year.

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  • Handbell Choirs
    Beginning 2-2:45 pm • Intermediate 3:45-4:30 pm

    2nd - 6th graders are invited to learn and hone their skills each week, September - April.
    Choirs ring in worship services periodically and for children's musicals.

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  • God Squad
    4-5:30 pm

    K - 6th graders have fun, play games, and complete a mission to love and serve our neighbors and community monthly during the school year.

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  • Breakaway
    4-5:30 pm

    5th & 6th graders enjoy fun, fellowship, and supper together once a month during the school year.

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Weekday Kids at First

Dedicated to providing early childhood care and education in a Christian environment that focuses on developing the whole child

Weekday Kids at First believes that children will grow into who they are created to be with a strong, developmentally appropriate foundation. The environment and curriculum provide support for each child's spiritual, emotional, physical, cognitive, and social development. All children in the program will develop an awareness of God’s love and acceptance through discovery and learning.

  • Parent's Day Out
    Ages: 6-29 months
    Tue/Thur  •  Wed/Fri  •  Tue–Fri
  • Preschool
    Ages: 2½-4 years
    Tue/Thur  •  Mon/Wed/Fri  •  Mon-Fri
  • Developmental Kindergarten
    Age: 5 years

Children are grouped according to age as of September 1 of that school year. Classes meet from 9am-2pm and follow the Richardson ISD calendar.

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FUMCR Half-Day Camps

Vacation Bible Camp, Sports, Art, Science, and Music

For preschoolers through elementary-age

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Bridgeport 5-Day Camp

A Fun, Impactful, and Life-Changing Week

For children who have completed 3rd-5th grades

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Resources for Parents

FUMCR Children's Ministry partners with parents 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. Decisions and plans are made under the leadership of the Children’s Council, along with the director and assistant director of Children’s Ministry.

Read About...

•  Talking to Children about School Shootings
•  Blessing Bag Supply List
•  Journey to Easter and Beyond (stories and activities to use throughout Lent)
•  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

Childcare for Church Events

Childcare is available with advance reservations for many church events held on our campus. All childcare workers are paid church employees who are passionate about caring for children. Please MAKE A RESERVATION ONLINE THROUGH FELLOWSHIP ONE at least four (4) business days prior to your event or meeting. A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email.

More for Children & Families



June 10, 8-10 am, Canyon Creek Park
July 15, 8-10 am, Huffhines Park
Aug 5, 8-10 am, Heights Park

SaturDads is back! Dads, grab the kids and let mom sleep in. Join us for coffee, juice, donuts, and play time at the park!

Music Makers

Music Makers

Joseph and the Dream Team Xtreme
Camp: July 17-21, 9 am - 12:30 pm
Performances: July 23, 9:45 & 11 am

Campers will learn and practice a children's musical that tells the story of Joseph, favorite son of Jacob in the Old Testament.

Children's Ministry Staff

Cheryl Bishop
Cheryl Bishop
Director, Family Ministry
Natalie Nenovich
Natalie Nenovich
Director, Children's Ministry
Cheryl Winnenberg
Cheryl Winnenberg
Admin Asst, Children's, Youth, & Family Ministries
Averie Snyder
Averie Snyder
Associate Director, Children's Ministry
Ashley Kelly
Ashley Kelly
Children's Engagement Coordinator

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