At First United Methodist Church we are serious about providing a loving learning environment where our children have the opportunity to “SPARK” and “IGNITE” their spiritual gifts and learn to live a God-led life. We offer many programs throughout the year to help children grow in their faith.
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
It is our goal for children to know and experience God through the loving message of Jesus and the stories from the Bible. We want to build a strong foundation that will be everlasting!
Pre-school Sunday School
During all three hours of worship, Sunday school is provided for children age two, three, four and pre-school five in the children’s hallway off of the Gathering Area.
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
During this hour we offer programming that not only teaches children the Bible stories, it gets them excited about their faith! K-2nd graders meet in Room 230 and are learning how to live their faith 24/7 with an exciting, energetic program. Parents will pick up from individual classrooms. 3rd graders meet in Room 240 and are learning how to use their new Bibles.
4th graders meet in Room 235 and are learning more about the Bible in a hands-on, trivia game and study. Our 5th graders are learning how to “GRAPPLE” with their faith and how to apply that to every area of their lives. They meet in Room 244.
Kindergarten through Second Grade, 11 a.m.
During this hour we offer a Bible-based worship-filled hands-on Sunday school developed to help children grow in their knowledge and faith. This class will meet in the “Movie Room” (Room 236) at 11 a.m. for a time of worship and praise and will end in Room 242.
Third through Fifth Grade
We feel that it is very important for our children to have the opportunity to experience our worship service as well as Sunday school. We encourage our 3rd through 5th graders and parents to get involved in a 9:45 a.m. Sunday school class and attend worship as a family at 8:30 or 11 a.m.
Quality nursery care is available Sundays during worship and Sunday school. Child care is also offered for other church events when scheduled through the nursery coordinator. For more information contact Preschool Director Elizabeth Chambers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Highly trained staff with a minimum of two persons present at every shift.
- Sign-in and sign-out procedures to protect against unauthorized pick-ups.
- Background checks on all church staff and volunteers.
- Nursery care is provided for children 2 years and younger during all worship services. Sunday school is offered for 3-5 years not yet in Kindergarten on Sunday morning.
- Room B139 is equipped with sound from the Sanctuary for parents with small children.
To make your child care reservations for events and classes at the church, contact Preschool Director Elizabeth Chambers, email@example.com or 972-423-4506 24 hours in advance. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening have child care scheduled and do not need reservations.
Sunday, May 21, 3-5 p.m. Ignite Children’s Ministry End of Year Celebration Children 3 years old-fifth grade are invited to celebrate the end another great year of ministry at Jump Mania 3045 W 15th St. Plano. Cost is $10 per child and includes unlimited play, celebration cake and beverages! Register online. * Must bring signed FirstChurch Event Consent Form (bit.ly/firstchurch-consent). Questions may be directed to Allison Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | JUNE 12-16, 9 A.M.-NOON, (3YO-5TH GRADE, $20)
At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Contact Allison Hicks, email@example.com.
Kids' Arts & Music Camp
June 26-30, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Learn to be a "Faith Warrior" through music, instruments, bells, chimes, art, movement, and other activities! A concert on Friday will conclude this awesome camp! For Kids entering K and completing 5th grade. Cost: $35 by June 11; $40 after June 11
FUn Camp, 12:30-4 p.m.
After hours Fun Camp available, 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $60/$65, Be sure to bring a sack lunch if attending Fun Camp.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Leave his mark
Ignite Children’s Ministry is excited to introduce our new children’s mission program Leave HIS Mark. It’s created by our very own Ignite Children’s Ministry Mission Team and is designed to give children and their families an opportunity to share the love of Jesus OUTSIDE the church. They’ll do this by giving back to our community through hands-on mission work, ultimately creating a life-long desire to serve others.
Missions consists of THREE PARTS:
1. A Sunday morning meeting for all children 3 years-5th grade from 10:45 a.m.-noon in the BIG Room (230). During this time we will hear from speakers and prepare for our mission outings.
2. Collecting items: Children invite church members to Leave His Mark by donating items needed for their particular mission.
3. Go out to the mission field beyond the walls of the church! This could happen later on Sunday afternoon or the following weekend. With their entire family, children take part in mission work being the hands and feet of Jesus.
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, May 20, 10-11:30 a.m. Join us for our last Leave HIS Mark mission of the school year! Help us Wipe-out Graffiti. All children ages 3-5th grade and their families are welcome! Address and directions to be released soon!
Wednesday Night Activities
FirstChurch Plano offers various Wednesday night activities for ages 3 years-5th grade.
Wednesday Night Activities will end on May 17!
Chapel Chimes, 1st-2nd grade, room 223
Chapel Ringers, 3rd-5th grade, room 114
Wednesday Night Dinner (reservations required), Gathering Area
Rejoice Singers, 3-5 years, room 213
Celebration Singers, K-2nd grade, room 228
Alleluia Singers, 3rd-5th grade, room 206
Recreation for children not in choir, 4 years-5th grade, Gym
Xtreme Wednesdays, 4 years-3rd grade, Gym
Club 45, 4th-5th grade, room 244
Friends In Service to Him (FISH)
“Where all needs are filled, and all souls are fed!”
FISH is a ministry created to reach out to and provide help to children with special needs and their families in worship at FirstChurch.
Through services such as, but not limited to, providing peer and adult mentors to aid in inclusion in Sunday school and parents night out respite opportunities, FirstChurch strives to share the power of God with the special needs community.
For more information, contact Aaron Hicks.
For over 30 years, the Weekday Program has maintained a standard of excellence in education, enrichment, and care.
The Weekday Program ministry is proud to serve the children and families of Plano and its neighboring communities.
My Friends' Place After School Care
My Friends’ Place is after school programming for children in Kindergarten-Seventh Grade. Transportation is provided each afternoon from local elementary and middle schools (call to see if we pick up from your school).