Watch the Sunday bulletin, Children’s Facebook page, and email newsletter for more information about the following events.

Children’s Discipleship Opportunities are offered two Sunday evenings a month during the school year. Please see the Children’s Discipleship Calendar for specific dates.

Music, Movement & Mission

All children K-5th are invited to join us for Music, Movement, and Mission from 5-6:30 p.m. one Sunday each month. The children will have a fun and interactive time connecting with God, people, and purpose through each station. We will meet in Wesley 103 and then break into groups to rotate through the stations. Check the church calendar for upcoming dates or email  or  for more information.

Special events are scheduled throughout the year to help children and their families connect with people, purpose and God. Some of the events require registration or reservations. Watch the Sunday bulletins, Children’s Facebook page, and email newsletter for information on the following, and more!

Community Easter Event

A fun, family event featuring a unique scavenger egg hunt! Children look high and low for different eggs and mark them off on their cards as they find them. Along with games, crafts and prizes, families can hear the Easter story, take pictures at a fun photo spot, and enjoy a hot dog dinner (while supplies last). And of course...there will be lots of Easter eggs and candy!

Vacation Bible School

Each year hundreds of children, youth, and adults join together for an exciting week of learning about Jesus and encountering God. Each year's themes are designed to delight us all as we learn more and more about our faith through music, recreation, arts and crafts, storytelling, and science. Vacation Bible School is free and is open to all children entering K–Grade 6. Classes are available for younger children of adult volunteers who are on-site. VBS utilizes many youth and adult volunteers who are members of the First United Methodist Church congregation and have attended the  MinistrySafe Abuse Prevention Training.

This year's VBS will take place in the evening, June 26-29. Check back for more information. Registration will begin in May.

Kindergarten Blessing (August)

We celebrate important milestones in the lives of our children, and starting Kindergarten is an important one. During worship services, usually the Sunday before school starts, children receive a special message and story Bible, along with a blessing for a wonderful school experience.

Third Grade Bible Presentation

In September, third grade children receive the special gift of a Bible from the Church, as they look forward to a year, and a lifetime, of learning to use it as they grow in their relationship with God. Information is mailed to all households with third grade children in August. Children are also invited to participate in the 3rd and 4th grade Bible Camp at Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center as well as a 3rd Grade Bible Buddies on Sunday evenings during the school year.

Community Halloween Event

Each year, between 5-6:30 p.m. on the Sunday before Halloween, members of the church and community are invited to enjoy a fun evening! A hot dog dinner, carnival games and prizes round out this great fall event. Come trunk-or-treat with us! Costumes for young and old are encouraged but not required.

Wonderfully Made

Sexuality is a difficult thing to talk about. Let your church help. Wonderfully Made is a human sexuality workshop for students in grades 5 and 6. It is offered each school year, usually in January. Information is mailed to all church families with 5th and 6th grade students prior to the workshops. The weekend includes a Thursday evening parent meeting, Friday evening and Saturday sessions with students only, and concludes on Saturday afternoon with a session for students and their parents.

Glen Lake Camp

Many of our children and youth attend summer camp, as well as retreats held throughout the year, at Glen Lake, the United Methodist camp for the Central Texas Conference. Camps are offered for children entering first – twelfth grades and have become an important part of their faith development. Camps can fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended and camperships are available if needed. Watch for announcements or check the camp out at

Acolyte Training

Students in grades K–6 have the opportunity to participate in the worship service by serving as an Acolyte. Acolytes carry the cross and the light into worship and assist in Holy Communion and Baptisms. Training sessions are held annually in the fall.