The First United Methodist Church offers several fun and unique programs and activities that children and youth love! From our fun Sunday School to exciting community events, we have everything your child needs to grow with God.
Sunday School is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn more about God and to form relationships with peers and adults who share their faith in the consistency of a weekly gathering. Children's classes feature music, games, and crafts to help kids experience and apply a Bible story. Youth classes are centered around discussion. During the school year, we offer classes for the following age groups: Preschool-K, Elementary, Jr High, and Sr High. In the summer, one class is offered for Preschool through Jr High.
Vacation Bible School
The 2018 Vacation Bible School, a combined effort of First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, Saint Thomas Episcopal, Plymouth Church of the Brethren and the United Church of Christ was a great success. We look forward to next year's event and will share dates and information.
A.S.K. is Adam's Street Kids, a ministry sponsored by churches on Adams Street—and beyond! Led by a board that includes our church along with Saint Thomas Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Plymouth Church of the Brethren and Trinity United Methodist, the weekly activities are led by Aaron Woodcox and Becki Martinez. Meetings are hosted at each of the supporting churches on a month-to-month rotating schedule during the school year. Junior high meet 4:30-6 p.m.; while senior highs gather 6:30-8, unless a special event is planned. A major fundraiser for A.S.K. is the Blueberry Stomp, which involves the organization of the 15k, 5k, and I mile Fun Run during the Labor Day Blueberry Festival.
Check the church calendar for this week's schedule and location.
SMILE is a bi-annual overnight retreat led by senior high youth for both junior and senior high participants. Our youth have described it as "something magical [that] ignites love everywhere."