Living 252 is our Children’s Ministry program designed to guide and nurture children toward discovering and responding towards Christ’s love and to demonstrate that same love to others. Through weekly discipleship, leaders will focus on sharing God’s truth and preparing them to respond faithfully to the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
FUMC Children’s Ministry serves preschool through 5th grade. We also have a nursery that provides families quality care from birth to age 5. For more information on our programs or how you can get involved in the children’s ministry, please contact Amy Trost at 505-327-0363 or at .
8:25 am, Sanctuary and Social Area
Kid’s Chapel occurs during the traditional worship service, where children begin in the sanctuary for worship and singing and then move to the Social area for devotional time and crafts. Children have the opportunity to learn about Jesus through the Storybook Bible and Devotional and to give God thanks and praise.
Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am, 2nd floor Main Building
Explorers: Preschool & Kindergarten
The Explorers class is for our preschoolers and Kindergarteners. It is designed to give our young children their first impression of our heavenly Father. Children will have the opportunity to explore who God is, to discover His beautiful creation, and experience His love in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.
Pioneers: 1st-2nd grade, Proclaimers: 3rd-5th grade
The Pioneers and Proclaimers make up our 1st through 5th grade Sunday school classes. Through age appropriate lessons, application, and a strong focus on what God’s Word tells us, children will discover what it means to live for Christ and trust God’s will for their lives.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
K-5th grade welcome
Juice provides children a mid-week opportunity to come and learn more about Jesus and how he works in their lives. Through a simple but effective concept, “Make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ”, children will learn to share the gospel message and let their light shine for God’s glory.
The Treehouse Recreational & Afterschool Program
Mondays – Fridays, 2:45-5:30 pm and 1:00-5:30 pm on Early Release Days
810 N. Buena Vista (next to the Overflow Freestore)
Our faith-based program offers afterschool care for K-5th grade and provides children the opportunity to engage in both educational and recreational activities within a safe and nurturing environment. We focus on a family environment where children encourage one another and strive to grow a character that is pleasing to God. We offer a multitude of learning activities along with fun, friendship, and most importantly, the Gospel message.
VBS in the Park-TBA
We will be providing VBS’s in the park this summer as part of our outreach ministry and to share the Good News with the kids in our neighborhoods and community. Kids will have an opportunity to play games, make new friends, and hear the gospel message. Stay tuned for more information!
Circle of Hope Life Group
Fridays, 5:30 pm, The Treehouse
The Circle of Hope Life Group is a small group of people who gather weekly to encourage, challenge, and care for one another, for the purpose of becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. God designed us for relationship; with Him and others. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).
Online Refresher course
Rebels with a Cause
Sundays, 2:00-5:00 pm. Location Treehouse
Boys, Grades 4th-6th
Rebels with a Cause is a group dedicated to helping boys discover what it means to be a young man of God. It is an age-appropriate group that relies on accountability and sharing God’s truth in love to help them discover God’s purpose and will for their lives. Together, the boys will work through the difficulties they face through weekly devotion, discussion, and plenty of fun activities. The boys will learn that their value and worth comes directly from God and as a result, will develop a Christian attitude towards themselves, others and their community.
But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior. Jeremiah 20:11
Alpha’s in Grace
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm. Location Treehouse
Girls, Grades 3rd-5th
Alpha’s in Grace is a young girl’s group focused on creating Christian friendship and changing the world for the better. Girls share in devotion time and service projects. as well as, spending time together doing arts and crafts.
And let us consider how we may spur one another toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24