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Our Ministries

Children's Ministry

Juli Lange, Director

Nursery (Infants - 4 Years)

Sundays, during Sunday School and Worship

Mother's Day Out

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


See information at right in "Music"

Sunday School

See information at right

Vacation Bible School

Early Summer, ages 3 years-5th grade

Jumpin' July

Wednesdays during July
Special activities for K-5th grade children.
K5 children need to have a parent attend with them. Ms. Juli will need chaperones for each activity.

Special Day Trips

During summer

Wonderful Wednesdays

3:30 PM during the school year
for children Kindergarten-5th Grade

Upwards Basketball

Girls and boys from age 5 through 6th grade. Registration is through First Baptist Church;
some practices/games are held in the FUMC gym.
More info can be found at

Youth Ministry

Travis Carpenter, Director


9:45 AM - Sunday School
5:00 PM - Encounter 


3:30 PM-Jr. High Boys Mancave Monday

6:00 PM-Sr. High Boys Mancave Monday

6:00 PM-Sr. High Girls' Covenant Group


6:00 PM-Jr. High Girls' Covenant Group

Summer Trips

  • Operation 206
  • Big Stuff


BigStuf (July)

Breakthru (December)

Jr. High Spiritual Life Retreat @ Camp Lake Stephens

Sr. High Spiritual Life Retreat @ Camp Lake Stephens

Sunday School

Children's Classes

Room 100 (Nursery) Infants & Toddlers thru 2 years
Room 105 2 Year Olds
Room 103 3 & 4 Year Olds

Elementary Classes

Room 310 Kindergarten (5 years)
Room 307 1st & 2nd Grades (6-7 years)
Room 309 3rd & 4th Grades (8-9 years)
Room 306 5th Grade (9-11 years)

Youth Classes

Room 312 Junior High (6th & 7th grade)
Room 410 Junior High (8th & 9th grades)
Room 408 Senior High (10th-12th grades)

Adult Classes

Room 400 Truth Seekers (Older Women)
Room 402 Jim Bates (Older Men)
Room 404 Wesleyan (Mixed M/F Ages)
Room 403 Inner Circle (Mixed M/F 35+)
Room 319 Lamplighters (Mixed M/F)
Room 315 New Life (Mixed M/F Ages)
Room 401 Adult Bible (Mixed M/F 50+)
Room 317 Emmanuel (Mixed M/F)
Room 321 The Messengers (Young Adult)

Igniting Ministry

Music Ministry

Brooke L. Wright, Director

Children's Choir

Wednesdays (part of "Wonderful Wednesdays")

Handbell Choir

Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM

Chancel / Adult Choir

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM

Mature Adult Choir

Mondays @ 10:00 AM

FUMC Children's Center

Heather Campbell, Director

Daycare for Infants - 5 Years

Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Call 563-1799

Learn more...

Other Opportunities

United Methodist Men

Third Sundays @ 7:30 AM

United Methodist Women

Second Mondays each month @ Noon

Explorer's Bible Study

Tuesdays and Thursdays during school year

7:00-8:15 PM (nursery provided) (Tuesday)

12:00-1:00 PM (Thursday)


Room 407

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays @ 8:00 PM
Monday-Friday @ Noon