Kids and Youth

The Goal

To help our children become true disciples of Jesus Christ by building relationships with them, being examples for them, and teaching them God’s Word. 

We have small groups for young children on Wednesday evenings, as well as J.A.M. Sunday school. In addition, we have a Sunday evening group for middle school-age students and a Mentoring program for our High School students. 

During the 9:30 am service, for those with little ones that need a break from the sanctuary, there is live streaming of the service one floor below in our fellowship hall. Where kids can run free and make all the noise they wish. However, the Pastors are never bothered by the lovely noise of children in worship so never feel the need to leave the sanctuary on our part. 


Preschool - 4th Grade
Middle School - 5th through 8th Grade
High School 9th through 12 Grade


Safety is a serious business. We go to great lengths to protect all that come through our doors. Consequently, all teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check called Safe Gatherings. No one person is ever allowed to be left alone with anyone under age 18. Pastors have additional boundaries training that is required to remain in good standing as a minister. At First United Methodist all teacher helpers must also attend training.