Mission and Philosophy

 

The mission of the First United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry is to encourage and support children in their spiritual journey as part of the community of believers by providing them opportunities to experience and share God through play, service, prayer, and celebration.

 

 

Our philosophy is to meet children where they are, accept them for who they are, and do our best to accommodate their needs and learning styles.  By supporting and encouraging them in a comfortable, safe place, they are able to develop physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually without being overwhelmed.  By partnering with families, we help reinforce healthy development and strengthen bonds with the family, congregation, and community.  By planning our programs strategically, we promote diversity while assuring continuity and consistency in spiritual development from birth through adulthood.

 

ALL CHILDREN AGES K THROUGH 5TH GRADE!
 

 

 

Children's Educational Offerings

 

JOIN US FOR:

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL – EVERY SUNDAY AT 9:45am EPWORTH HALL Nursery Area

  • CHILDREN’S MOMENT – DURING THE 10:55am SUNDAY SERVICE

  • CHILDREN’S TIME – ENGAGING, HANDS-ON WORSHIP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CHILDREN’S MOMENT THROUGH THE CONCLUSION OF THE 10:55am SERVICE

  • ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS – FALL FESTIVAL, BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS, EASTER EGG HUNT, DICKENS’ INN, CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT, COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS, VACATION BIBLE CAMP & MUCH MORE!

 

Sunday School Classes for Children

NURSERY

Ground Floor - Epworth Hall,
Sundays 8:15am – 12:30pm
Ages: Infant – Pre-K

We offer a fully-staffed nursery for both services at FUMC (8:25am and 10:55am). Staci Selph is our faithful and reliable nursery attendant. She has been fully screened in accordance with the Child and Youth Protection Policy of the Florida United Methodist Conference.

 

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL

Children's Music Room, 1st floor - Epworth Hall,
Sundays - 9:45 AM


9:45 Kids’ City Sunday School classes are in the Children’s Music Room on the first floor of Epworth Hall. Children should be dropped off and picked up at the glass doors to the nursery. Please do not leave your child(ren) in Bell Hall.    →All parents should sign their child aged 0 - 5th grade in/out at the Children’s Welcome table outside of the nursery glass doors.

 

 

Click Here to print a list of the FUMC Sunday School Classes

 

 

FUMC Weekday Preschool (FUMPERS) 

 


Web Activities for Children

Devotions & Activities for Kids
Kid's Explorer Webpage
 


  

 

 

 Click Here to go to the FUMC Preschool Page (FUMPERS)

 

 

Click Here for Child-Youth Protection Policy Renewal


 

Thanks for your support of the children’s ministries of FUMC,

Annette Johnson
Director of Children's Ministries
annette@fumcgnv.org
352-372-8523 Ext. 25    Cell: 832-518-6009 

Staci Selph
Head Nursery Attendant


First United Methodist Church     419 N.E. First Street    Gainesville, Florida 32601      352-372-8523

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