Children’s Ministries

It is our goal to help children know and experience God through the loving message of Jesus and the stories from the Bible. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our children from infancy through 5th Grade is of utmost importance. As our children grow in their understanding of God’s ever-present love, they will learn to live responsibly with others, to show respect for all life, and know that they are children of God.

Contact: Mark Burrows | 817-339-5097

Children's Events

Children’s Academy Sunday School

Each Fall and Spring we begin a new semester of our super-fun and content-rich Children’s Academy Sunday School for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Once enrolled in Academy classes, children will stay in the same rooms with the same teachers all semester. Some classes are designed for younger elementary and some for older elementary. 5th Grade has its own class, called High Five. While the subject areas are varied, each class will work from the same Bible story and memory verse each month.
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Children’s Music Programs

We have two choirs for elementary-age children, as well as a special music program for three and four-year-olds. In addition to singing frequently in our Sunday morning worship services, a variety of other fun choir activities for children include retreats, special programs, concerts and musicals. Through these choir programs, children memorize and sing important Biblical texts and Christian concepts as they learn to experience their faith through music.

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  • Pre-K Music is designed to teach our three and four-year-olds about music as an expression of God’s love, this introductory music experience is perfect preparation for joining the Children’s Choir when they enter Kindergarten!
  • Children’s Choir is for children in grades K – 2. Our FUMCFW Children’s Choir frequently sings in worship and participates in seasonal programs with the Junior Worship Leaders.
  • Junior Worship Leaders is for singers in grades 3 – 5. They often participate in Sanctuary worship services, and present an annual Christmas program and spring musical.

Children’s Events

Each year our FUMCFW Children’s Ministries offers, in addition to Sunday morning worship and Academy Sunday School, a variety of fun, engaging, and content-rich programming to provide opportunities for families to come together in faith and fellowship.

Annual Events

Baby Celebration (September)

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!

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 (Palm Sunday Weekend)

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.

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!

Baby Registry

We love babies! And we know that babies join families many different ways. If you’re pregnant and expecting or anticipating an adoption, we want to celebrate with you! We hope you’ll let us know you have a little one on the way. It will be our honor to share in your joy and excitement. We’ll be honored to pray for you and your growing family during the season of waiting.

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When your child arrives, please contact the church office at 817-336-7277 so we can share in your joy. With your permission, we will announce your child’s arrival in our church newsletter and print his/her name in our Sanctuary worship bulletin indicating that a flower has been placed on the altar in his/her honor. When you call, please also let us know if you would like a visit from one of our pastors. We’d be honored and thrilled to come visit and pray with you at the hospital once your little one arrives!

Every February on Baby Celebration Sunday we recognize all the little ones brought into our world in the previous year, and reaffirm how much these children mean to our church family.

Contact: Elaine Johnson

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We welcome people into the family of Christ by celebrating one of the most sacred moments in the life of our church — and in the lives of families and individuals. As people present themselves or their children for baptism by the water and the Spirit, we begin the embrace of our newest members into our lineage of faith.
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Sunday Morning Nursery

The nursery is a place where each child receives loving care and attention. Our dedicated and caring staff serve as role models and provide care within a wholesome, nurturing atmosphere.
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Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out (PNO) is usually held the first Friday of each month from 6:30 – 11:00 pm for children ages 3 months – 12 years. It is moved to the second Friday for Holiday weekends. Each PNO revolves around a different theme with games, crafts, snacks, and a movie.
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Acolytes at FUMC Fort Worth take a much larger role in worship than just lighting candles! The acolyte program, for children 3rd Grade and up and for our 6th Grade confirmands, and provides opportunity to learn about — and help lead — many facets of worship including communion, baptisms, and other special contributions to Sanctuary worship services.


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