Children & Youth Ministry
Sunday School – Classes during school year for Pre-K thru 12th grade at 9am each Sunday.
Faith & Friends – After school on Wednesdays, 2-4pm. Fall & Early Spring sessions for Pre-K – 5th grade. We have a lesson, music, snack, craft and games. Call office for more information.
Vacation Bible School – Themed summer “camp” with lots of fun for Pre-K – 5th held in June or July. Call office for more details.
Refuge – Our middle/high school leaders encourage all 7th-12th grade students to come Wednesday evenings (during the school year) for conversation, a bite to eat, fellowship and more – a safe place to gather. Psalm 18:2
Confirmation – For those 8th/9th grade students ready to make a statement to commit their lives to Christian living. Classes begin each January. Call office for more information.
Small Group Studies – We have several small group studies already formed (women’s men’s, couples), but can always start more! Most meet in people’s homes either weekly or monthly with a facilitator and work through chapters of the Bible or published studies or books. Let us know if you want to be in a group!
Adult Sunday School Class – Meets mostly year-round on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the church library. Many topics or avenues of study. Anyone welcome!
United Methodist Women – The largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members worldwide whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Our ladies meet monthly for fellowship and faith.
We also have classes for New Members, Pre-Marital Sessions (required before marriage at 1st UMC), and non-denominational groups who meet at 1st UMC. Let us know, too, if you have questions regarding baptism, funerals, weddings, etc. We’d be glad to answer them for you!
We also have special services throughout the year such as Ash Wednesday Service, Easter Sunrise Service at Red Haw State Park, Maundy Thursday service, Providence outdoor service, Christmas Eve candlelight service, Youth led worship services.