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.
I am very excited to announce that we will be joining 3 other local United Methodist congregations to form a cooperative youth group that meet weekly on Sunday nights for grades 5-12.
Our first meeting is on September 15 from 6-8pm at Wallingford UMC (2115 N 42nd St Seattle, WA 98103). This is going to be so much fun!
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming special events:
September 15 – First Cooperative Youth Group – Wallingford UMC 6-8pm
September 22 – Rally Day 9am and Ministry Fair (between services and following 10:30am service)
September 29 – Blessing of the Animals at 10:30am worship
October 6 – World Communion Sunday – Kids dance at 10:30am worship
October 27 – First Inspirations Choir performs at 10:30am worship
November 17 – Heritage Sunday – First Inspirations performs at 10:30am worship
December 8 – Kids dance and handbell performance at 10:30 worship
December 15 – Christmas Pageant
December 22 – First Inspirations Choir performs
December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8pm
If you have any questions about First Church Young People’s Ministries, don’t hesitate to contact Carina Schubert (email@example.com, 206-622-7278)!