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Welcome to United Methodist Kids!
The children’s ministry at Murray First is for children ages birth through 6th Grade.

The main divisions for UMK:

  • Nursery (age 0-3 years)
  • Preschool (age 3-5 years)
  • Elementary (K-4th)
  • Preteen (5th-6th)

Our Mission Statement:

To partner with families as we lead children to know God personally through Jesus Christ, to help them mature in the character and likeness of Christ, and to put their faith into practice for all their lives.
We require all of our staff and volunteers to go through a Safe Sanctuary program which educates volunteers on the realities of child abuse in the church, strategies for prevention, and includes a criminal background check. In general, adults will be unable to volunteer with children until they have attended for more than three months and have passed their background checks. As Christians we are called to be diligent in providing the best possible care for the children in our midst including their personal safety.

 

Vacation Bible School is a God-centered community event
that our church family looks forward to each year!

Maker Fun Factory VBS 2017
We had so much fun at VBS this year!
VBS 2018 Theme to be announced later this year!

Our nursery is open on Sunday mornings from 8:30-Noon for children ages 0-3. Just go west of the Sanctuary, in the education building. Look for Noah and his friends on the Ark! If you need help finding the nursery, ask one of our friendly ushers.

Belongings need to be labeled. We provide diapers and snacks, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please alert us if your child has any allergies.
Full Nursery Handbook: Click Here

Our Nursery Staff:

  • Elizabeth Packard
  • Serina Kocher

Sunday Mornings

Children’s Church
8:45 and 11:00 AM
Following the Children’s Moments at both services, children ages preschool through 3rd grade are invited downstairs to God’s BIG Backyard for a Bible lesson, scripture memorization, and craft/activity time. Parents are welcome to join their children in Children’s Church, or may stay in worship to hear the sermon from Bro. Rick. To keep our kids safe, all children need to be signed out by a parent or guardian.

Children’s Moments
During both morning worship services. Children of all ages are welcome to the front of the Sanctuary for a special message.

Sunday School
Sunday school is a great way for kids to dig in deep to the Bible lessons. Our goal is for the children to have an amazing start to their week!
Sunday School Locations:
Preschool: Preschool Room (3 and potty trained – 5 years)
K-6th: Sunday school hallway, lower level, next to the Social Hall (3 classes: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-6th.)

Acolytes
4th-6th grade children are invited to assist the clergy at the 11 AM Traditional service.

Sunday Nights (August-May)

Route 56
5:00-7:30 PM
5th and 6th grade kids come for dinner, faith, and fellowship

Wednesday Nights (August- May)

Wednesday UMKids
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Preschool – 6th grade
Meet by grade, come for dinner, crafts, missions, Bible, music, and games