CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY

VBS 2024

VBS is our most anticipated event of the summer! We are excited about what is to come. Save July 21-25 on your calendar. Click below to register as a participant and/or volunteer.

Middle Schoolers (6-8th grades) will have their own VBS this year led by the Youth Department!

High Schoolers are allowed to volunteer for PK-Elementary.

Tara

Contact Director Tara Jones for more information about the Children and Family ministry of First Methodist Waco - Tara@firstwaco.com

KIDS BELONG HERE

FAMILY WORSHIP

We are so happy to welcome you and your family to any of our worship services at any of our three locations. Kids Belong Here! We love the sound of children, including their noise, laughter and busy-ness. God made kids active and conversational, and we understand and love this! We love the presence of YOUR children in our church!

With this in mind, here are a few tips to help your children engage in the service:

Relax!  It's okay to let kids be kids here.
Sit Close!  Consider sitting closer to the front where it is easier for your kids to see what is going on in the service.
Explain!   Quietly explain what is going on in the service, so they can understand the different parts of the service.
Join in!   Kids learn by example. If you sing, respond, pray and participate in the service, your kids will too!
Need to step out? 
 Sometimes kids just need a break. Feel free to step out if you need to, but please come back. 🙂

SUNDAY MORNING CAMPUS SCHEDULES

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MAIN CAMPUS SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Newborns thru 3-year-olds l 9:30 & 11:00 am
  • Preschool: Sunday School learning & fun for children ages 3-5 years | 9:30 & 11:00 am
  • Power Up: Children's Church interactive worship for Kinder-2nd graders | 9:30 & 11:00 am
  • Club 345: Children's Church experience for 3rd-5th graders | 9:30 & 11:00 am
  • Game Room time for Club 345 is 10:30-11:00 am
  • Take your family with you to Worship for one hour & send the kiddos to Sunday School for the other.
FIRSTKIDS

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Nursery: Newborns through 3-year-olds | 9a-12p.
  • Sunday School Hour: Nursery, Preschool (ages 3-5) & Olders (K-5th) | 10 am
  • Nursery & Preschool l Preschoolers (ages 3-5) will be dismissed from the sanctuary prior to the sermon. Like the Main Campus, children ages Kinder - 5th will be in the service with their parents | 11 am

UPCOMING EVENTS

3rd grade bibles

BIBLE PRESENTATIONS are coming up on Promotion Sunday, June 2! Current 3rd graders will be presented with a Bible during worship. If you have a child currently in 3rd grade who will be promoting into 4th grade, email tara@firstwaco.com to RSVP for the Bible presentation. Please let us know which service and campus you will be attending. (Second graders promoting into third grade will be presented with their Bibles in the Fall.)

3 Year Olds

3-YEAR-OLD BIBLES will be presented in their classrooms on Promotion Sunday, June 2. Email tara@firstwaco.com to reserve a Bible for your kiddo! Please include which campus your child attends.

MAD Camp

MAD CAMP 2024

This semester is flying by! We are offering Music, Art & Drama camp at the beginning of the summer. This camp filled up quickly last year! Space is limited.

Summer Camp

REVIVE SUMMER CAMP - First Waco! 
Time: June 18-22 (Reservations are now closed.)
Location: Latham Springs Campground
Different location, but the same great leadership!
Questions? Email tara@firstwaco.com or shoot a text to Tara at 254-716-5040.

VBS 2024

VBS is our most anticipated event of the summer! We are excited about what is to come. Save July 21-25 on your calendar. Click below to register as a participant and/or volunteer.

Middle Schoolers (6-8th grades) will have their own VBS this year led by the Youth Department!

High Schoolers are allowed to volunteer for PK-Elementary.