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.
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.
Join Leave HIS Mark in service this summer! Leave HIS Mark will be supporting Project Transformation, whose mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support under-served children and families, and connect churches to communities in need.
Join us 3 nights this summer, June 22, July 10 and August 1 as we provide entertainment, serve meals and say thank you to the families, interns and volunteers that make this program thrive! This is an awesome opportunity for your ENTIRE family (or friends) to serve our community! All are welcome! Questions? Please contact Allison Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the dates, locations and activity for each night. Families are to come, stay and serve alongside their child … no dropping their child off. No transportation is provided.
June 22, 5-7:30 p.m. Casa Linda UMC
1800 Barnes Bridge Rd, Dallas, 75228
Providing entertainment (bounce house and carnival games) to 150+ children and their families who participate in the summer reading program.
July 10, 5-7:30 p.m. SMU Campus (address coming)
Providing and serving dinner to 125+ Project Transformation interns.
August 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tyler Street UMC
927 W 10th St, Dallas, TX 75208.
Providing and serving dinner to the adult volunteers who serve the children of the program through reading and tutoring.
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).