Baby Celebration (February)
A time to recognize all the little ones brought into our world in the previous year, and reaffirm how much these children mean to our church family.
Family Ash Wednesday Dinner & Service (Season of Lent)
We gather for dinner followed by a special family-friendly worship service in which we sing songs, participate in many different forms of prayer, and receive the imposition of ashes as we learn about Ash Wednesday and its significance.
Family Maundy Thursday Dinner & Service (Season of Lent)
Participants experience a foot-washing ritual, receive Communion, and hear the Bible story as we walk with Jesus on his final night.
Family Good Friday Dinner & Service (Season of Lent)
Offering this story in child-appropriate ways, through scripture and shadow theatre, this service presents the story of Jesus’ final day.
Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday before Easter)
Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a butterfly release — and more at Lyle Lodge in Azle the day before Easter.
Children’s Musical (May)
Our Children’s Musical is an experience geared to offer something for everyone — from singing or speaking parts to hands-on roles in staging, sets, props, and more! Participating in our annual FUMCFW Children’s Musical is fun for everyone, including parents! Get involved!
Summer JAM for children grades K – 5 (June)
Four JAM-packed days full of fun & engaging instruction (some by amazing local artists) in music, art, puppetry, improv, and more!
Vacation Bible School for children 3 years old – 6th grade (July)
When school’s out and vacation is on — FUMCFW is all in with Vacation Bible School (VBS) for kids from age 3 through grade 6. Each year has its own theme and special development, but every year at First Church VBS you’ll find high-spirited learning opportunities, music, art, games, stories, and more! Registration is limited and required in advance; watch for early bird discounts and sign-up details.
Third Grade Bible Retreat & Presentation (September)
3rd Grade is a special year in Children’s Ministry as we celebrate the milestone of gifting children with their very own Bible! This three-day experience begins with an overnight retreat where children learn the importance of using the Bible as a tool in their everyday lives, and will culminate with the special presentation of Bibles that Sunday in the Sanctuary.
Halloween Carnival (October)
A fun family celebration with bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, prizes, crafts, and more! Plus, we collect canned food items to help the Mission feed those who are hungry.
Christmas Cheer (December)
This special day of service and fun begins with caroling groups traveling to local assisted living facilities, then it’s back to Wesley Hall to celebrate the joy of Christmas with carriage rides, flip books, a Christmas card station, cookie decorating, and more!
Polar Express Party (December)
Our annual family celebration around the holiday classic “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg includes dinner and this classic holiday film, complete with hot chocolate and Christmas fun in our most festive pajamas!