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We believe children can learn and experience God's love at all stages of their life. That's why we offer Sunday School classes for infants on up to 12th grade. We have many dedicated Sunday School teachers who have a heart for children. It is our goal to teach your child God's Word, apply it to their lives, encourage them to look up and memorize scripture, and connect with other people of the church of all ages.
Click HERE to see descriptions of our Sunday School classes.
First Family Dinner - Wednesday Nights
First Family Dinner is our Wednesday night churchwide fellowship and discipleship event for all ages. We gather for dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room. We have a short worship time, then we split into the following groups:
Children's Bible Study
Children's Bible Study is for all children in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. It is held every Wednesday during the school year and lasts from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. in Room E202. Bring your Bible. Friends are welcome to come. Click HERE for next week's reading assignment.
Wednesday Night Bible Club
The Wednesday Night Bible Club is for children in Kindergarten - 3rd Grade. It will give the children a fun, hands-on way of experiencing Bible stories. It is held every Wednesday during the school year and lasts from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. in Room E213.
The Sprouts are our nursery kids that are 4 years old and under. Besides play time, they will have a Bible story and activity. It is held every Wednesday during the school year and lasts from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. in Room E106.
Confirmation is the yearlong process for 6th graders to become members of the church. On Confirmation Sunday, our Confirmands make their formal commitment to Christ. Confirmands learn about church history, the basics of Christianity, and history of Methodism. They also visit other denominations and do service projects. Confirmation meets at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in Room E212.
Click HERE for our schedule.
Click HERE for our information packet.
Pray & Play
Pray & Play is our monthly program for children age 1 - 4 years old. We play in the gym or on the playground, have crafts, snacks, and a Bible story. Parents must stay. Pray & Play is usually the second Saturday of the month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Family Night will take the place of Pray & Play in April.
Come experience a Bible story with your family in a new way! Our Family Night events are designed to help parents lead their children in spiritual development. We meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Families then read the Bible Story together and then go station to experience the Bible story in different ways. Click HERE for more information about our next Family Night.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is for children who are 4 years old through those who have completed 5th grade. It is held during the evening for one week during the summer. VBS 2019 is scheduled for August 5-9. Click HERE to see more information about our program. Register here: https://forms.gle/9VB1eMVhKJ9vvFqJ9
Summer Camp at Lakeview
Summer Camp is for all children and youth who have completed 3rd grade - completed 12th grade. The dates for 2019 are June 23-28. Click HERE for more information.
Children's Worship Festival
The annual Children’s Worship Festival will be Sunday, September 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The service is entirely geared towards children. Dress comfortably and bring a friend! Children are invited to sit on the floor in the front of the sanctuary.
Children In Worship
We want children in worship! From infant on up, children are welcome in our worship services. Children learn to worship by watching their parents and grandparents. We understand that children may fidget and make noise from time to time. We know adults that do that too! We have a children's sermon at each service except on Communion Sunday. Worship activity books are available at each service.
Through baptism we are initiated into the Body of Christ. Our primary means of baptism is through sprinkling; however, we both recognize and offer any form of baptism a parent desires for their child. If you are interested in having your child baptized, contact Pastor Rick at Rick@fumcbryan.org
Child care is provided for all worship services and most of the weekly evening activities. We are proud to have a very caring child care staff.
Ways You Can Serve in Children's Ministries
-Sunday School Co-Teacher
-Prepare Children's Worship Books
-Wednesday Night Program Helper
Contact Jeff Hobbs at Jeff@fumcbryan.org if you are interested in serving. All volunteers must go through Safe Sanctuary training.
Check out updates by joining the FUMC Bryan Children's Ministries group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/fumcbryancm/
If you have any questions about any of our programs, contact the Director of Children's and Family Ministries Jeff Hobbs at Jeff@fumcbryan.org or 779-1324.
Click "here" for Childcare Worker Job Application
Completed applications can be emailed to Jeff@fumcbryan.org or turned in at the church office.