But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:16 NKJV)

Jesus valued children! At First United Methodist Church, we value children, too.

Children’s Ministries

Children’s Church – After the Children’s sermon during the Sunday morning service the children gather in an area specifically designed for their fun, faith, and festivities.

Sunday School – At 10:30 am each Sunday all ages gather for age-appropriate, engaging Christian instruction

Christmas Program and Meal – Each year the children participate in a Christmas program and the ministry team hosts a meal following the event on Sunday morning

Creative Vacation Bible School Overnighter – Each year the children participate in an overnight camp-out hosted at the church facility

Youth Ministries

Youth Group – Sunday Evenings from 5 to 6:30 pm – The youth gather 2 times a month during the school year for fun, food and faith instruction in cooperation with another area church

Special Events – A variety of experiences are scheduled and planned for youth and sometimes for their families throughout the year

Youth Sunday School – At 10:30 am each Sunday the youth gather for life application learning as well as occasional mission projects

For more info on youth ministry, email Pastor Laura Ballinger: laura.ballinger@inumc.org

Upward Volleyball

Upward Volleyball is under way!

We offer a variety of youth group activities for grades 7 through 12 including regular youth group, a service project, and fun and family events.

March 13:  at 5 pm: Youth Group Gathering
March 27: 6  – 8 pm: Youth Group event at the YMCA
April 10: Youth Group Gathering
April 24: Youth Group Gathering