Welcome to the Children and Family Ministry Page!

We’d like to invite you to participate in the many worship, study and fellowship opportunities that are available through First United Methodist Church.


Text “kids” to (830) 224-2401 for updates on Children and Family Ministry events!


Kalenda Adams
Director of Children’s Ministry
(830) 625-4513
Tyana Michalec
Director of Preschool Ministry
(830) 625-4513

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.


At First United Methodist Church New Braunfels, we enjoy building relationships with our kids!
Volunteers will greet your family at the Check-In Station and help your children find where they belong for their time with us.

Pre-K children will be greeted by their teachers in Room 111. 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 greeted by their teachers upstairs, parents please walk them to their classrooms. 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. We have two classrooms each hour. Kinder-2nd graders meet in Room 207, 3rd-5th graders meet in Room 209. If your child has received a Bible or needs a refresher, we encourage them to attend our Bible camp at 11:00 only in Room 208. They will have seven sessions beginning September 22.

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.

Keep up with happenings for the kids at First United Methodist Church by picking up a Highlights flyer located throughout the church. Our children’s directors are excited to welcome your family and help you find ways to be involved!


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. Parents are needed for volunteers at one session, and encouraged to attend a special class just for you led by Pastor T! 
Parents’ Night Out
Parents’ 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.
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 a community that grows them as they mother.


Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a yearly event where children ages 4 – 5th grade come to learn about Jesus, worship with song, play creative games, make crafts, find new friends! VBS 2019 has concluded. Check back here for updates!
Upward Basketball
Upward Sports is a first-class sports experience for children that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, and fun versus a “win-at-all-costs” mentality. Children of all abilities are welcome to play and gain valuable sports experience and character development.
Summer Events
Our Children and Family Ministry celebrates numerous special events, including M&M Camp, Water Wednesdays, Basketball Camp, and many others! Check back here as the season approaches for important information.

Events for week of January 12, 2020

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Sun 12th

Sonrise Singers

January 12 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am UTC-5

Traditional Worship

January 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-5

Contemporary Worship

January 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am UTC-5
Mon 13th

Staff Meeting

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am UTC-5

Tues Eve Sm Grp

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5

Pastor’s Meeting

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Tue 14th

D/S Board Meeting-Room 207

January 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am UTC-5

Wesley Nurse-Monthly TAB Meeting

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5

Wesley Nurse-Monthly TAB Meeting

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5
Wed 15th

Grandma’s Christmas Stocking

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Archives Mtg.

January 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5

Upward Bball Practice

January 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5
Thu 16th

Altar Guild

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-5


January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5


January 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5
Fri 17th

Upward Bball Practice

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5
Sat 18th

Upward Basketball Games

January 18 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm UTC-5