Welcome! The Children & Family Ministry Team welcomes and invites you to participate in the many worship, study and fellowship opportunities that are available through this church.

Children are a very important part of our church family! FUMC is committed to providing ministries that create a Christian foundation for children.

We not only focus on children, but equip parents in their task of raising children in the Christian faith. We are here to serve you, but we encourage you to join us, to share your gifts and graces, and take an active role in this vital ministry.

Kalenda Adams

Director of Children's Ministries
(830) 625-4513 ext.

Tyana Michalec

Director of Nursery Ministries
(830) 625-4513 ext.

Keep updated with the latest Children & Family happenings

Text “kids” to 830-224-2401 to sign up for text notifications.

Sunday Morning

At FUMC New Braunfels, we enjoy building relationships with our kids!
Volunteers will greet your family at the Lamb’s List Check-In Station and help your children find where they belong for their time with us.

We begin our hour together with a Glory Gathering in Wesley Hall (Gym). This is a special time to greet each other, share our joys and concerns, glorify God in song, and pray.

Pre-K children will be led to their classroom near the nursery by their teachers. Parents are encouraged to worship with their children and bring them to Sunday School at one hour, but at this age, they are allowed to stay in class for the 9:45 and 11:00 hours. The same lesson will be used at both hours.

Kinder – 5th grade children will be led to their classrooms by their teachers. They may either go to the 9:45 or 11:00 hour of Sunday School. At this age, they are learning how to participate in the worship service and attend with their families.

Nursery children ages birth – 3 years are cared for by excellent and consistent paid workers. The nursery is available for all three worship services. These children are not part of Glory Gatherings.

Please note for summer, Sunday School will only be available at 11. Nursery is available for all three services.

CLUB Night

CLUB (Christ Leading us through the Bible) is our mid-week program for children ages 2 – 5th grade where we focus on Bible learning, mission and outreach, and fellowship. The children eat a meal together, then are led into small groups to experience the Bible with adult leaders. Parents are needed to sign up to assist on a rotation basis for this ministry to be successful.

Join us this spring on Tuesdays April 3-May 8! We will have a family-style meal in Wesley Hall at 6:00, followed by CLUB sessions on the Fruit of the Spirit which last until 7:30. Parents are asked to sign up for at least one session as an assistant. We want you to come the other nights for a “Come Wade Dive” group, choose from several classes on the Adult Ministries board in the Information Hallway at FUMC. What a great opportunity for the whole family to come and grow in discipleship together! club registration form 2018 spring for your child and return it to the church office, or drop it in the door slot on Room 114.

Parent's Night Out

Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is offered monthly as a time for parents to get away and enjoy some “grown-up” time while confident their children are well cared-for. Our nursery staff is CPR certified and has many years of experience.

PNO is $10, or $12 if you would like us to provide your child with pizza for dinner. PNO lasts from 6 – 9:30 pm and we do ask that you pick up your child(ren) on time. A craft is always provided, along with activities in our gym, outside (weather permitting), and in our classrooms.

MOPS

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a Christian-based, social support group for mothers with children under the age of 6.
MOPS Mission: “MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.”

MOPS at FUMC meets monthly on the first Thursday at 6 pm. Childcare is provided, but does require sign-up.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a yearly event where children ages 4 – 5th grade come to FUMC to learn about Jesus, worship with song, play creative games, make crafts, find new friends.

VBS is Monday – Friday from 9 am – 12 pm and this year it will be June 18 – 22. Click the link below to learn more about registration and volunteer information.

Upward Basketball

Upward Sports is a first-class sports experience for children that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building and fun versus the “win-at-all-costs” mentality associated with many sports leagues. Children of all abilities are welcome to play and gain valuable sports experience and character development.

This year’s Upward Basketball league is already underway, but check back in November for sign-ups for the 2019 league.

Summer Events

FUMC hosts several events throughout the summer for children and families.

This summer we will participate in an adventure camp for completed K-5th grade. The event comes from Camp Eagle, and will be hosted by Gruene United Methodist Church. Save the date for July 9-13. More information will be coming soon regarding registration and fees.

Basketball Camp for completed K-3rd grade will be at FUMC July 16-19. Save the date and watch for registration soon.