At First UMC, we strive to provide programs where children experience God's love in action and find guidance in sharing God's Word with others. Our goal is to provide a loving and accepting environment. For more information about our Children's Ministry programs, please contact Carolyn McGee.

We offer a full program for all ages from infants through 5th grade, including:

Regular Sunday Mornings

Worship - We invite and encourage children to attend any service. There are usually children's bulletins and activity bags located at the entrance to each service. Please speak to a greeter about obtaining one of these bags. Feel free to keep all booklets or sheets that were used during the service.

Children's Chapel - During worship service, children 3 years old through 5th grade may attend Children's Chapel. Children start in the worship service with their parents. Following the children’s message part of the service, they will be dismissed together for fellowship, play, singing, and worship in the Chapel.

Sunday School - 9:45 am to 10:45 am for children ages three through 5th grade. Our curriculum program incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children designed to help children develop skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith.

At present Sunday schools are not offered, but stay tuned !

Nursery

Until further notice a nursery will not be provided

Vacation Bible School

FUMC AND ALDERSGATE UMC ARE PARTNERING FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FOR 4 YEARS THROUGH RISING 6TH GRADE JUNE 27, 2022 - JULY 1, 2022 AT ALDERSGATE UMC.

Post pandemic we will be back to hosting special events throughout the year including Movie Nights, Bingo Nights, Trunk or Treat, and Ice Cream Socials.

Preschool 

For over twenty years, First United Methodist Church Preschool has provided a quality preschool experience for two, three, and four year old children in the Charlottesville area. We strive to provide a developmentally appropriate experience for each child within a caring environment. To learn more, visit our preschool page, or please contact us at FUMP@cvillefirstumc.org with any questions.