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.
Through the First Look Curriculum, babies through preschoolers participate in games, crafts, music, and videos that introduce a weekly Bible story as well as reinforce a monthly theme and Bible memory verse. We want our youngest kids to know three basic truths:
- God Made Me.
- God Loves Me.
- Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
Through the 252 Kids curriculum, Kindergarten through 5th graders participate in interactive games, creative crafts, videos, music and small group discussions. Each component introduces or reinforces the weekly Bible story which is centered around a monthly theme and Bible memory verse. We want our kids to know and remember three basic truths:
-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
9-10 (Birth-5th grade),
10-11 (Birth-3 years & 784 Large Group)
11-12 (Birth -5th grade)
WHERE: You can access the Kid’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 kids through Kid-Check at the First Kids Check-In Station.
784 is a live multi media family large group with games, worship and foundational truths presented through a Bible story. It is designed to help First Kids partner with families
WHERE: 784 Service is located in the Chapel, find the chapel by walking straight down the hallway from the entry door to the Barber Christian Life Center and walking through the Royal Allen room.
WHO: All kids from 4 years old- 5th grade and their families are invited!
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 kid 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
Facebook Group: First-Kids Hendersonville
Director of Elementary Ministry: Lauren Tilden
Throughout the year the First Kids Ministry will host special events and fun outings for kids! Join us for a week in June for First Kids Camp (VBS) for kids ages-4-5th grade!
As a Christian community of faith and a United Methodist congregation, FUMC-HVL pledges to conduct
the ministry of the gospel in ways that assure the safety of our children, youth, elders and vulnerable
adults, as well as all who work with or minister to them as clergy, paid staff or volunteers. FUMC-HVL
will follow prescribed safety measures in the selection and recruitment of clergy, paid staff and
volunteers; will implement prudent operational procedures in all programs and events; will educate all
of our clergy, paid staff and volunteers regarding the application of all pertinent policies, procedures and
methods; will have a clearly defined procedure for reporting a suspected incident of abuse that
conforms to the requirements of state law; and will be prepared to respond to media inquiries if an