Fun all year round!
J.U.M.P. Youth Group
J.U.M.P. (or “Junior United Methodist People”) is an introductory youth group for children in grades 4-6 that meets monthly on Fridays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. From seasonal activities to service projects, J.U.M.P. combines laughter and learning for young disciples taking big steps in their faith.
This group of 1st-3rd graders meets once a month on Sunday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for fun and community building. Our usual meeting place is the church but occasionally we will meet off-site for various activities.
First Steps to Faith
Children ages 0-3 and their parents gather the second Sunday of each month in the nursery to play, sing songs, and enjoy time together.
Camps play a large role in our children’s ministry program and are offered each summer in a variety of forms. Scholarships are available for all camps.
A Monday through Thursday camp for First Church children (entering 3rd through 8th grade), youth counselors, and adult staff in the early summer at Wesley Woods Camp on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, WI. Designed to be a first sleep-away camp experience for the younger kids, Creation Camp week is the favorite of the summer for many of the kids and their high school youth counselors. Activities include swimming, canoeing, crafts, devotions and Bible study, sports, horseback riding, singing, and, of course, nightly campfires and s’mores.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
VBS is a Monday through Thursday camp in June or July at the church for campers entering kindergarten through fourth grade. Campers learn about a theme in the Bible through storytelling, activities, and crafts.
Family Camp is an opportunity for the whole household to participate in the best parts of summer camp. Families of any size and makeup are invited to spend one or two nights in early or mid-August at Wesley Woods Camp on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, WI for campfires and s’mores, singing, swimming, group devotions, hearty camp food, impromptu games, and free time.
Our children’s ministry program believes that children’s and family ministry go hand in hand. We work to support children and families in their shared journeys of discipleship and routinely offer family events such as Family Fellowship Potluck, Advent Workshop, Easter Labyrinth Walk, parent groups and more.
Find upcoming opportunities on our 2022-23 Children’s Ministry Program Year Calendar.