At First United Methodist Church, we are nurturing children's growth in grace through a developmentally appropriate environment. Our Children's Ministries offer opportunities to grow in and learn about God's grace all through the year; through Sunday morning studies, summer camps, missions, and the Learning Tree Preschool. Please explore our offerings and contact Laura Painchaud, Director of Children's Ministries with any additional questions or for more information.

For information about Sunday mornings and other children's opportunties at FUMC, click the link below. 

Children's Ministries Brochure 2017-2018

Check out the exciting things happening in Children's Ministries here

Upcoming Events


Vacation Bible School 

Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School is a white-water rafting themed experience in which children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, meaningful prayer, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace! For ages Pre-K through completed 5th grade. Pre-K students must be 4 years old and potty trained by 6/18/18.

There are two sessions available: 

  • Day session is Monday, Jun 18 to Friday, Jun 22 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Click here to register. 
  • Night session is Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Click here to register.

Want to volunteer for the day session? Click here
Want to volunteer for the night session? Click here


Mission Possible Camp 

Mission Possible Camp is all about encouraging children to see that they are a part of God’s mission to love people and tell them about God’s love. Through Bible stories and hands-on service, children will see the importance of making God’s mission known and have the chance to be world-changers! Camp is July 23-27 from 9:30 AM-2:30 PM. It is open to children entering 2nd- entering 5th grades. Cost is $150.00. Click here to register. 


Camp Friendship

Camp Friendship is a week-long camp for children 12 months through entering 1st grade. It is a week filled with fun activities like Chapel, a petting zoo, bounce houses, messy art day, and The Thinkery (at the church). Space is limited to: Toddlers (8); 2s (12); 3s (12); PreK (20); Kindergarten (20); 1st grade (20).
Camp is July 23-July 27 from 9:30 AM-2:30 PM. Cost is $175.00. Click here to register. 


Family Camp at Glen Lake 

June 8-10 or July 22-24
Family Camp provides a family-centered program and activities for all ages. Family Camp is a time and place dedicated to strengthening your family and also giving you the opportunity to experience the joy and adventure of camp together. Your family must have at least one K-3rd grade camper and one parent/guardian to attend. For more information or to register, click here



SERVE - If you would like to serve in the life of our Children's Ministry, please read our policy here and complete a background check