FIRST CHURCH KIDS IS DEDICATED TO GROWING SPIRITUALLY HEALTHY FAMILIES BY PARTNERING WITH PARENTS. Together we provide experiences in worship, service, fellowship and studying the Bible, so all children can learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
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SUNDAYS FOR FAMILIES
We offer Sunday morning nursery for infant – 2 years old as well Sunday School opportunities at 9:45am for Pre-K through 12th Grade.
Please take a minute to fill out our First Kids Registration Form so we can get to know you and your child better!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2023 | Click HERE to Register
FUMC Summer Camp
May 28 – August 4 | HALF DAY: 8:00am – Noon | $100/WEEK | Click HERE to Register
First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, in conjunction with The Methodist Children’s Academy, is offering weekly summer camps, May 28 – August 4, 2023, for rising 1st – 6th Graders.
Church-Wide Blue Wahoo Game
Friday, June 9 | 6:30pm | Blue Wahoos Park | Click HERE to Register
To celebrate the end of VBS, all are invited to join us on June 9 at 6:30pm at the Blue Wahoos Park for fun and fellowship with your church family! Tickets are $17 each. Tickets can be purchased online now until June 5.
Kids Kaboodle Kafe: 3rd – 5th Grade
Wednesdays, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 19 | 1:00 – 4:00pm | Wesley Abbey Cafe
Join us for a fun time with friends. We’ll play cards, board games, videos, have cafe snacks..the whole kaboodle! Text Mrs. Lisa at 850-549-8967 by Monday of each week.
Preschool Play Days: 3’s & 4’s
Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1:30 – 3:00pm
Summer weekly get together for preschoolers. Preschool 3’s and 4’s (as of Sept 1, 2023) can be dropped off. Younger children welcome to come with accompanying parent. They will participate in playtime and learning activities, storytime, devotion and a snack all based on a letter of the week.Text Mrs. Lisa at 850-549-8967 by Tuesday of each week.
Friday, July 7 | 5:30 – 8:00pm | Gym | Click HERE to Register
Children from PreK 3 – 5th grade are invited to join us for a night of faith sharing, games and other activities, along with having a meal together while parents have a night out! Pizza & Dessert is $5. Drop off and pick up is in the gym. Limited spots, reservations required by Wednesday, July 5.
BLAST, Blue Lake Summer Camp: 3rd – 5th Grade
July 24 – 28 | Cost: $375 | Click HERE to Register
Register soon as spots fill up fast.Throughout the week campers will do everything from swimming in the lake to archery, capture the flag, GaGa ball, arts and crafts and worship! Each morning, devotions at the lake start their days off right and evening includes a devotion time where campers will learn about His word through meaningful discussions about their faith and God! Join Mrs. Lisa for a fun week at Blue Lake! Let Lisa know if you signed up!
End of Summer Bash
Wednesday, August 2 | 5:00pm | Lawn
All are invited to join us for a special end of Summer celebration, complete with a hot dog bar, Kona Ice, Water Slide, Yard Games, & Music.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 6 | All Services
All children & youth are invited to attend Blessing of the Backpacks during all services (8:30 & 11:00am Main Sanctuary Services and ICON at 11:00am). At the beginning of the service, you will be invited to come down to receive a blessing over the school year. Make sure to bring your child’s backpack, school bag, or their lunch box to be blessed.
sunday MINISTRY PROGRAMS
(Infant – 4 years)
We offer Sunday Morning nursery for Infants – 4 years old during Worship services and our Sunday School hour. All of our nurseries are staffed with trained and paid employees. MORE INFO
PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL
(3 – 4 years, completed VPK)
We offer Sunday School for preschool age children on Sundays from 9:45 – 10:45am. We will worship God through music, bible stories, faith formation activities, and fellowship!
ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL
(K – 4th Grade, completed)
K-4th graders are invited to join their friends and teachers for Sunday School from 9:45-10:45 am. We will worship God through music, bible stories, faith formation activities, and fellowship!
SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS
KINDERGARTEN WORSHIP READINESS
During the Kindergarten year, all Kindergarteners are encouraged to participate fully in worship, attend a worship readiness class and will receive their very own Kindergarten Bible.
THIRD GRADE BIBLE BLAST
All third graders will get to join Mrs. Lisa for a special class on The Bible – where it came from, how it is put together, and how to use it!
FOURTH GRADE CHILL TIME
All fourth graders are invited to Join Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. Sarah once a week during the school year for after school faith sharing, fellowship, and a special treat.
We offer choir opportunities for kindergarten through 4th Grade on Wednesdays afternoons during the school year. Contact Rev. Rick Branch for more info.
Mid-Week is our Wednesday evening Choir and Small Groups program for 3 Year olds -Fourth graders. This will be a time they will experience choir, participate in a great extracurricular class, and develop relationships in a small group setting. This program takes place during the school year.
CLASSES & GROUPS FOR PARENTS
WORSHIPING WITH CHILDREN
Worshiping with Children is a once a year class in September for parents and children of all ages and is taught by Lisa Bond, Director of Children’s Ministry and Christian Education. This class offers insight into making the worship experience most beneficial for both children and their parents.
Community Groups are intimate groups that commit to meet and connect with each other. They encourage one another to grow in their understanding of the Gospel as they live out their faith. MORE INFO
CAMPS & RETREATS
In addition to our weekly activities and ministry programs, we offer various camp and retreat opportunities just for kids throughout the year, including a yearly Vacation Bible School.
SERVE WITH FIRST CHURCH KIDS
First Church Kids would like you to join in the excitement and joy of serving children! There are wonderful opportunities available to reach the children of FUMC with your gifts, your presence, your prayer and your service.
Want to learn more? Contact LBond@FUMCPensacola.com. We would be happy to talk with you.