FISH Pictures with Santa

The Special Needs Ministry of First United Methodist Church Plano, FISH (Friends in Service to Him), is excited to offer a quiet Santa event to families with special needs, Friday, December 14, 5-8 p.m. We look forward to prividing a quiet, calm environment for your child (children) to visit with Santa while a professional photographer captures this special moment. Don't delay... Sign up TODAY! This event is FREE!!

At First United Methodist Church Plano 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.

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.

Sunday School is available at 11 a.m. for children incoming Kindergarten through incoming 3rd grade in room 236. 

Third through Fifth Grade in Worship
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 all children and  their 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,

  • 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, or 972-423-4506 24 hours in advance. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening have child care scheduled and do not need reservations. 

Wednesday Night Activities

FUMC Plano offers various Wednesday night activities for ages 3 years-5th grade.

Here’s the NEW Wednesday evening schedule: 

5-6 p.m. 

5:30-6 p.m.

5:30-6 p.m.

6-6:30 p.m.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

7-8:30 p.m.

Dinner in the Gathering Area. Sign up HERE

Bells for 3rd-5th grade Rm 116

Choir for 4-Year-Olds-2nd grade Rm 206

Choir for 3rd-5th grade Rm 206

Xtreme for 4 yrs old- 3rd grade Gym

Club 45 for 4th and 5th grades Rm 236

Child care available for children of parents who participate in the Chancel (adult) choir. Children attending Xtreme and Club 45 will be taken here until choir rehearsal is over. Rm 141.

Leave his mark

Ignite Children’s Ministry's very own children’s mission program Leave HIS Mark 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.


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 FUMC Plano.

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, FUMC Plano strives to share the power of God with the special needs community.

For more information, contact Aaron Hicks.

Weekday Program

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).