First Kids ministry

Our purpose is to invite kids and students into a life changing relationship with Jesus and to connect parents to a faith community which can support and equip them beyond their capacity.



first kids camp 2019

FUMC is excited to "POWER UP' with a video and board game theme this year! We want kids to know God loves them and His POWER gives us everything we need!


June 24-27 / 9:30 am-12 pm

age 4 (by Sept. 1) – rising 6th graders


Preschool-Kindergarten Ministry

Our birth-kindergartners participate in bible stories, crafts and games where they will learn that:

 

-God Made

-God Loves Me

-Jesus wants to be my friend forever


Childcare is available at all three services.



Elementary ministry

Our 1st-5th graders participate in a First Kids Large Group service with multi-media, bible lesson and small groups in a creative environment where they will learn that:

 

-I can Trust God no matter what

-I need to make the wise choice

-I should treat others the way I want to be treated

sunday morning

9-12 pm (Large Group begins at 10:10 am)

Parents are welcome to bring their children to First Kids children area from 9-12 pm or children can go to worship with their parents and then participate in First Kids Large Group at 10:10am!


WHERE:  You can access the Children’s area by entering the main parking lot doors and taking the elevator or stairs to the lower level. The elevator/stairwell is located right next to the main entrance of the Barber Christian Life Center and Ignite Contemporary Service. 

SIGN-IN: All parents are required to sign-in their children through Kid-Check in the children’s area before drop-off. First time parents may need to allow extra time to set-up their account on their child’s first visit.

wednesday evening

A Family-Friendly meal is served anytime between 5-6:15 pm, $20 for families. Children will participate in bible stories, crafts and games on Wednesday nights! Parent Small groups also meet from 6:15-7:15 pm. 

 

WHERE: You can access the Children’s area by entering the main parking lot doors and taking the elevator or stairs to the lower level. The elevator/stairwell is located right next to the main entrance of the Barber Christian Life Center and Ignite Contemporary Service.


SIGN-IN:  All parents are required to sign-in their children through Kid-Check in the children’s area before drop-off. First time parents may need to allow extra time to set-up their account on their child’s first visit.

children in worship

We believe children are a vital part of the body of Christ and families are encouraged to worship together.

 

Tables with coloring books, puzzles, and more are available for children during the 9:15am service.

 

Activity bags are available in the Narthex and 2nd floor of the Sanctuary during the 8:30 and 11:00am services. 

First kids events

Throughout the year the Children’s Ministry will host special events and fun outings for children! Join us for a week in June for First Kids Camp (VBS) for children ages-4-5th grade! 

first families parent/child events

Research has shown that one of the things that helps kids develop a deep, strong faith is intergenerational events at church WITH their parents. Over the course of a year we’ll have events where kids and parents can simply have fun and create a memory together.

This Spring, we will have a Mother/Daughter Tea and will host a Father/Son Camp-Out in the Fall. 

parent connection

As parents, we all know that we can't go on this journey alone. We sometimes just need that extra voice to encourage us and direct us as we step into each day of parenting.

We'd love to connect you to other parents and help you develop relationships along the way as you seek to raise your kids to follow Christ.


Parent Small groups meet on Sunday mornings at 10:10 am and Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:15 pm. Contact Colleen Schnitzer, Director of Family Ministries for more information or to join a parent group.

parent equipping

By downloading the Parent Cue App you’ll receive real time prompts that help every stage of parenting.

We will also send a weekly Parent Cue email with suggestions for daily interactions with your child to connect with their lesson at church.

We’ll be posting good resources on Facebook Group: First Kids-Hendersonville that we think can really help you as a parent.

 

Once a year we’ll host a large event where we’ll bring parents together for some great content and table discussions. We’ll have a national speaker and the latest ideas and info on parenting, as well as some time to talk and debrief with other parents.

 

 

Find us on Social Media

Instagram: @firstkidshendo   

Facebook Group: First-Kids Hendersonville


Director of Elementary Ministry: Mitch Corn

Director of Preschool Ministry: Angela Bailey