At First UMC, we strive to provide programs where children experience God's love in action and find guidance in sharing God's Word with others. Our goal is to provide a loving and accepting environment.

Interest Survey


  Meet Children's Ministry Director - Lara Upton

 Lara Upton certainly is not new to FUMC as she has been an active and creative participant for years! She grew up Mennonite, in Maryland on a farm and REALLY enjoys hymn sings.   She remembers fondly loving church camp in Pennsylvania and the songs she learned there still stay close to her heart. She can be seen at all of our Hymns and Pints events!

 Lara has always enjoyed teaching Sunday school and volunteering in the nursery at the Mennonite Church. She has volunteered as Nurture Team Leader for several terms in both the   Mennonite Church and FUMC. She has previously volunteered for and chaperoned youth retreats and planned our recent churchwide retreat at Penn Park (pre-COVID.)

 As you get to know Lara, you will find that she loves the beach, camping, and generally just spending time outdoors! She will be happy to play a board game with you or suggest a   good book for reading. Many of us have been the lucky recipient of one of her handcrafted note cards. She feels that is one way God calls on her to be an encourager of kindness.
 She is a certified YOGA instructor and hopefully you will be able to participate in her new GENTLE FLOW YOGA class starting on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30pm!

 Lara wants us all to know that she is open for ideas of ways to connect with children and to support the parents of our youngest church members. Email Lara for more information!

 

KIDS CORNER ANNOUNCEMENTS

   

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 
 

Childrens Prayer Ministry on Zoom

Every Monday, @ Noon - For more information and the zoom link please email Lara
 

NURSERY IS OPEN!

The Nursery will be open now! - Sundays from 9:30-11:30
 

Just for Kids Snack Table

Every Sunday Following the Service - except on the the first Sunday when we will meet in the Fellowship hall for kids lunch. 
 

Kids Lunch - 1st Sunday of each month

Next lunch will be Sunday, Nov 6th @ 11:30 am - in the Fellowship Hall.
 

 

TEACHER OR HELPER NEEDED!

A teacher or helper for our children's classes.  Pre K-3rd or for our Tweens (4th and 5th grade) class. Classes meet during our church worship service at 10:00 after the Children's message

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

One week each summer. There are a variety of ways to share your talents and gifts. You can serve as a small group leader, group assistant, craft leader, or games leader. Or, you can stay behind the scenes and help with registration, snack or meal preparation, and decorations. You are invited to help for one day, a few days, or the entire week.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Adults needed to help with providing supplies, set up, and clean up. Help with planning special events is also welcomed.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER