Welcome!

Children and Family Ministries welcome you and invite you to participate in the many worship, study and fellowship opportunities that we are blessed to offer.

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

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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. Children will sing some of the songs they learn during Glory Gathering in worship at all three services at different times throughout the year. Please watch for announcements in the bulletin or newsletter and at Sunday School so your kids can be involved in this special time of being part of the worship services.

CLUB Meetings

CLUB (Christ Leading us through the Bible) Meets Come, Wade, Dive this special program for children ages 3 years up to 5th grade incorporates an enhancing study for the kids, but also includes a separate study track for the adults.

Our next session will be Fall 2019 – check back here for important information and updates!

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. Each of 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

VBS 2019 has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered! God is GOOD!

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 has concluded with a great season! Thanks to all who assisted, and congratulations to all of the players! Check back here for more information as the next season approaches!

Summer Events

First United Methodist Church 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! Camp will be held July 22-25, 2019. Contact Tyana for more information.

M & M Camp is a “mini missions” camp for kids who have completed 3rd – 5th grades and will occur four Wednesdays in July–the 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. Click here for information and signup! LIMITED AVAILABILITY – sign up now!!

Water Wednesdays is for 2-5 year olds, four Wednesdays in July–the 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. At Water Wednesday, children can join us for swimming, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and other outdoor fun. A Bible lesson will be done before snack time and parents can get a few hours to themselves. Limited enrollment available so, SIGN UP NOW! For any questions, please check with Tyana.

Pre-Teen Camp for 2019-2020 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. This is a camp put on by our district at Slumber Falls in New Braunfels! The dates are August 8-11. More info will be put on this website as soon as it becomes available.

CAMP AWESOMENESS! Camp dates are August 8-11, 2019. The cost of the camp is $185, if your child is registered by July 4, 2019. Between July 4 and July 22, 2019, the price for registration will be $230. After July 22, registration will close. More info here.