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! First United Methodist Church New Braunfels 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

Tyana Michalec

Director of Nursery Ministries
(830) 625-4513

Keep updated with the latest Children & Family happenings

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

Sunday Morning

We consider it a great blessing to welcome your family into our ministry at First United Methodist Church New Braunfels!

Here is what you can expect when you visit our church:

Volunteers will greet your family at our Sunday School check-in station next to the nursery. Your child will receive a nametag to wear to class. Let these volunteers know of any allergies that need to be included on your child’s nametag.

Please walk your child to his/her classroom, where they will be met by their teacher. Pick them up from their class promptly at the end of the hour (10:45 or 12:00).

Our nursery is available for all three services for ages birth through 3 years old. We have an amazing and consistent staff, certified and trained in CPR and life saving techniques, who will love your children and help them adjust to this short time away from mom and dad.

Pre-K children are encouraged to begin attending worship with their families for one service. Worship bags which help engage the kids in the service are available at the main entrances to the sanctuary. We offer a class for our pre-k aged children at 9:45 and at 11:00. While at this age they are allowed to stay in our care for two hours, since there is only one lesson, they may be brought over to the nursery for one hour of play.

Kinder-5th graders may either attend Sunday School at 9:45 or 11:00. At this age, they are allowed to spend one hour at Sunday School and expected to be in worship with their families for one hour. During Sunday School, they will go to the Glory Gathering room for a time of sharing and singing.

CLUB Meetings

CLUB (Christ Leading us through the Bible) is our program for children ages 3 years up to 5th grade. In this program, 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 assist on a rotation for this ministry to be successful. Please plan to stay for at least one night to serve and assist in the classroom setting.

2018 Fall classes have concluded. Check back here for upcoming dates after Christmas!

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 and pizza is included. 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 & MOMSnext

MOPS is a Christian-based, social support group for mothers with children from birth to age 6, including expecting moms. MOMSnext serves mothers of school-age kids (up to age 18), providing community that grows them as they mother.

First United Methodist Church New Braunfels hosts a combined MOPS & MOMSnext meeting monthly during the school year (from September to May), typically on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in Wesley Hall. Childcare is provided free of charge for all MOPS & MOMSnext Moms and visitors, but does require sign-up.

Click here for more information and for the schedule

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. Mark your calendar for June 17-21 in 2019. Registration will open in May.

VBS is servant powered! Please plan to volunteer in preparations, leadership, or to assist with clean up!

Check back in MAY for registration information

Upward Basketball®

Upward SportsTM 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.

2019 League signups have begun!

Summer Events

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

Basketball Camp for kids who have completed K-3rd grade. This is an evening camp for one week in which kids will learn drills and skills with a great coach! Dates and registration will be posted as summer nears.

M & M Camp is a “mini missions” camp for kids who have completed 3rd – 5th grades. We will gather on Wednesdays in July to serve as young missionaries in our community. Bible study, games, service, and of course—M&Ms! Dates and registration will be posted as summer nears.