Ministries with Young People


At First Church, our hope is that this is a place where your kids feel loved and accepted for who God created them to be and inspired to be the light in the darkness!

Sunday, September 22 is Rally Sunday! This day is the first day of children and adult education for the new school year at the 9am hour. Parents and kids of all ages are invited to join us for a special kick-off celebration in rooms 303 & 304 on the 3rd Floor. We also have an exciting Ministry Fair planned in the Fellowship Hall from 10-10:30am and following the 10:30am service.

Our Main Worship service begins at 10:30am. Before the sermon begins, children will be invited upstairs to participate in the First Inspirations Choir. Patrick Ferguson and Julie Sullenszino will be working with the group in Room 301. They will be sent back into the worship service to join their family in time for the last hymn and Communion. We will no longer have a separate Children’s Enrichment Time. Kids of all ages are encouraged to join the choir!

Sunday School Information:

Birth – 3 year
The Nursery is located behind the sanctuary.  Professional supervision is provided from 8:30am – 11:45am. Soraya Crissey and Susan Davis are your teachers.

Pre-K – 4th Grade
Join Teachers Diane White-Shaw and Debra Loacker in Room 307.  Elementary age children are using the Holy Moly curriculum, focusing on stories of the Old Testament from Abraham to Solomon.

Middle School (5 – 8 grade)
Join Mike & Julie Sullenszino in Room 303 for a fun and inspiring discussion about faith and real life issues!  Those that participate in First Inspirations Choir will be practicing from 9:30-10am to work on special music.

High School (9 – 12 grade)
Carina Schubert & Justin Prasad will be leading intentional discussions in Room 304 on what it means to be the light in the darkness as a high schooler.  The group will be putting their faith into action as they serve at Shared Breakfast every 1st Sunday.  We will also be hanging out a nearby Starbucks on the last Sunday of every month.

cross_and_flame_colorCooperative Youth Group

First Church youth and 3 other local United Methodist congregations meet weekly on Sunday nights from 6-8 pm. The cooperative youth group is open to grades 5-12.




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