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Blessings to all of you and your families! We would like to invite you and your family to participate in our upcoming church-wide study of The Story. Our whole church will be participating in this incredible adventure through Scripture together. There are special editions for preschoolers, elementary-aged kids, youth, and adults allowing Story groups and entire households to study and experience the whole Bible together, both through Sunday morning sermons and Sunday School classes. This program has thirty-one lessons, thirty-one beautiful messages of God’s love and care for his children. Each lesson is designed so that your child will be made completely aware of God’s message in each one through the Bible verses, Bible Points, the stories, and various activities. This is a family experience. As The Story unfolds for all of us here at First Methodist Waco, we want you to share in this experience. Sign up today!

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March 23 - May 11
We have an exciting new Midweek format for Preschoolers through 6th grade! Preschoolers and Elementary ages will learn the Bible story through weekly stations, including Crafts, Recreation, Snacks and Bible Re-Enactment. Each week offers a different station to reinforce the Bible Story and have fun while doing so!

5th and 6th graders will be approaching their Bible studies with more intentionality and fun. We have great teachers committed for both the Boys group and the Girls group, and we cannot wait to dive into the Word with each group.

Are you available to volunteer? We have a couple more spots to fill, and we'd love to have you! Email [email protected]!

Register for Midweek today!

 

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SUMMER CAMP! - We will be taking a group of kiddos to camp this summer, and we want your kids to come along with us! Summer Camp will be June 26-30, 2022 at Glen Lake Camp Center. This will be a great time of fun, fellowship and worship! FirstKids will be with other Methodist children's groups as we grow closer to Christ. The camp is for incoming 3rd Graders thru incoming 6th graders. Registration is already open! Scholarships available. As always, please feel free to email [email protected] with any questions!

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. 🙂

Children's Schedule

MAIN CAMPUS

Power Up! Kids Church - 9:30am

POWER UP is our Children's Church worship experience for grades 1st - 6th on the Main Campus on Sunday morning at the 9:30 am worship service time.  Kids can join this full hour of high energy worship and Bible study designed to keep your body moving and your faith growing.  Children participate in the Children's Time during the main adult worship service, then head to Power Up! Nursery is also available during all worship services!

Preschool Sunday School - 9:30am & 11:00am

1st - 4th Sunday School - 11:00 am

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Nursery - 9:30 am & 11:00 am

 

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

Sunday School - 10:00 am at Downtown Campus

Children's Church - 11:00 am at Downtown Campus

Kindergarten through 6th graders are invited to join us on Sunday Morning for a super fun, Christ-centered experience at 10:00am Sundays at our Downtown Campus. Get ready for music, games, and Bible time! Nursery is also offered during these time for birth - PreK.

Nursery - 10:00 am & 11:00 am

 

 

SOUTH CAMPUS

Sunday School - 9:30am at South Campus

Children 3 and up are invited to join us on Sunday Mornings for a fun Biblical lesson with crafts and conversations immediately after the Children's Time at the South Campus. Children sit with their parents until the Children's Time with Pastor Steve and Susie. Then, they are invited to head on into the building for Kids Church.

Nursery & PreK

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Nursery

Our paid staff love to care for your precious little ones!  During all worship services, at all campuses, your little ones are offered a loving and caring environment with age-appropriate curriculum. It’s never too early for your children to know that Jesus loves them.

 

Preschool

Our preschool ministry strives to have the same amount of energy and excitement as our preschoolers! We believe hands-on learning is a great teaching tool!  We provide weekend and weekday opportunities for parents to have the joy of being involved in all aspects of a child's learning.  We also provide opportunities for these children to worship and serve.

 

 

 

 

 

1st - 4th Grades

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Elementary

Elementary fun begins here! With awesome teachers on the weekends and on Wednesday evenings, you do not want to miss out! Singing, games, and Bible time are just part of the fun! Fun activities and deeper Bible time is available for kids to enjoy! 

 

5th & 6th Grade

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56 Unplugged

56 Unplugged is our program on Sunday mornings for our 5th and 6th graders!  We offer a Christ-centered curriculum, relevant topics, and lively discussions. Kids enjoy hang-time with their friends, solid biblical teaching, and small groups as they go a bit deeper in the exploration of their faith!   Swim parties, movie nights, and other fun activities are just a few of the opportunities for kids this age. Sixth graders are encouraged to step into Confirmation classes mid-year. Confirmation is a time to "confirm" a faith decision in Jesus! Activities, strong teaching, retreats, and service projects are just part of the fun and growth offered to these kids!

For more information please contact, Tara DeLeon.

 

 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5-6