Train a child in the way they should go;
when they grow old, they won't depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

At Gadsden First, we believe in teaching our children as early as possible the good news of the gospel, how to pray & read their Bibles, and to love Jesus. We also believe that children should have fun as they learn! Therefore, during Children's Church (9:00 am & 11:00 am), Sunday School (10:00 am) and Wednesday Nights (6:00 pm), we plan lessons that are hands-on, engaging and age-appropriate for children ages 3 to 5th grade. Prayers are either led by the children or the children pray along with their teacher. We encourage our children to interact with their Bible by looking up the story of the day and then taking turns reading it. To make the story come alive, the teachers lead the children in drama, games, and/or crafts that coordinate with the lesson.
Gadsden First UMC Welcome You...

Children's Ministry


9:00 AM - Celebration Children's Church
10:00 AM -Sunday School
11:00 AM - Traditions Children's Church
Nursery Available for infants through children 3 years of age.

Wonderful Wednesdays

5:15 PM Family  Dinner and Gym Time
6:00 PM - Activities, Bible Buddies, Journey Groups  & Choir for children ages 4K through 5th Grade.
Nursery Available for infants through children 3 years of age.

We'd love to have you join us...

on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights or for Special Events!

                                                                           Children's Church                                                                                                                                       Children Serving

Children's Church at 9:00am and 11:00 am
Children ages 4K-5th Grade attend regular worship services, and then prior to the sermon, and invited to Children's Church (Room 102, 1st Floor). During Children’s Church each Sunday in 2019, the children are studying a lesson from the Jesus Storybook Bible (JSB) - and by the end of the year, we will have read it from cover to cover. We love the JSB because it has fun, colorful illustrations, and a very child-friendly, storytelling way to share each lesson. What we love most about this Bible is that it shows how every story in both the Old & New Testaments leads to the salvation God gives us through Jesus — “God’s Great Rescue Plan” as the JSB puts it. We want nothing more than for our kids to love Jesus & to meet Him through the scriptures, and our prayer is that this study will help encourage both!
Children serve may serve as acolytes in our Traditional worship service.   The acolytes carry the light of Jesus Christ into the church at the beginning of the service and at the close of the service, they remind us that we are to take His light out into the world.
Through Children's Ministry activites children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects througout the year including a clothing drive for GFUMC's clothes closet, making Dog Biscuits for our animal friends and packing Christmas shoe boxes for children in other countries!

Wonderful Wednesday

From 6:00-7:00 pm, our Cherubs (3K-Kindergarten) begin with a snack, then have a Bible Buddy Lesson including Crafts/Games, and end with Children's Choir. The 1st-5th Grade Students have a more in-depth, age-appropriate lesson, which occasionally includes Crafts/Games, but always involves Bible Study and Discussion. This spring, the theme of our lessons will be “God, I Need to Talk to You”. Even though our kids may not always tell us about it, they often have worries, struggles and sins that burden their mind and heart. The hope of these lessons is to teach the children that God loves them and is always there for them to talk to. We will discuss different issues that the children face (bullying, sadness, disrespect, etc), and then teach them how & why to talk to God (pray) about them.

Special Events

All throughout the year, our Children's Ministry holds special events for the children of our church and the community. Some of these events include Vacation Bible School, the Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Fest, Movie Nights, Service Projects, and so much more. Please find us on Facebook for more information.

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