Children’s Ministry

Through the Children’s Ministries of First United Methodist Church, we hope to begin building a foundation for faith within each child that we are entrusted with.  We hope to assist parents in teaching their children the stories of our faith, to pray, and to connect with God and with others through Worship and Bible Study.

Feel free to involve your child in one of our many great Children’s Ministry activities:

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Vacation Bible School

For 3 -4 days in early June we welcome Children from the Community and our Church Families children to learn more about God’s love for each of us, and how to live out his love in our lives.

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Christmas Program

Our Pre-K – 5th Graders work throughout the Fall to present the Christmas Story through songs, and
narration.

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Disciple Kids

Wednesday afternoons our Pre-K – 5th Grade kids gather to eat, sing, do crafts, pray, discuss a Bible Lesson, prepare songs to sing during Sunday Worship.

Join us from
5:00 – 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

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Sunday School

  • Preschool – next to the Nursery on the First Floor
  • K – 5th Grades – located on the Second Floor
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Church Camps

Ceta Canyon Camp and Retreat Center, between Happy and Canyon off of FM 285, is a place focused on providing space for students to encounter Jesus. Students will have fun, grow in community with other students, but most importantly they will grow in their relationship with Jesus.

  • One Way 4 – 6 Grade Camp is a Monday – Friday camp held typically in late June.
  • Lil’ Ceta is a “3 day” camp for 2nd and 3rd graders

    Check out the Church News page to see dates and prices for camp.

Youth Ministries

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Encounter Weekend

Encounter Weekend: a time where students from all over the South Plains come together to worship, learn, and grow together. Every student is challenged in their understanding of God through corporate teaching, worship, and breakout seminars, all targeted specifically for Jr. High and High School students.

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Confirmation

The goal of our confirmation class, is for our students to learn the basics of the Christian faith, ask hard questions and begin taking ownership of their faith. The class is typically attended by the class of 6th graders each year but is open to all Jr High youth. Following the class, students will make a public profession of faith and formally join the
church.

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Church Camp

One Way Camp at Ceta Canyon Camp and Retreat Center is a weeklong camp focused on providing space for students to encounter Jesus. Students will have fun, grow in community with other students, but most importantly they will grow in their relationship with Jesus. Check out the Church News page to see dates and prices for camp.

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HS Games

We will take a van or bus full of students to several away High School Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball or Softball games. The games we attend will typically be district or playoff games. Join us in supporting our Bobcat athletes!

Adult Sunday School Classes

Hallelujah Class

We are a Class in our early 40’s to early 60’s. We typically use studies from RightNow Media.

We watch a short video lesson and discuss the lesson.

Forgiven Class

We are a group in our early to late 40’s. Our study and discussion typically rotates around topical Bible lessons, Marriage studies, or Parenting studies.

Join us upstairs across from the K – 1st Grade Class.

Seekers Class

Susan Davidson leads us in a topical book study that helps us grow in our faith as well as live out our faith on a daily basis.

Pathfinders Class

Singles, couples, all ages are welcome as we study the Bible following Cokesbury’s Adult Bible Study Series. The class often compares different translations of the Bible as we study and discuss together. The class really teaches the lesson through discussion by those who choose to speak and share. Come join us in singing hymns led by a vocalist and pianist.

Upper Room Class

We’re a group of individuals (mostly grandparents) who enjoy a discussion based approach to Biblical study and fellowship with one another. We study published Sunday School literature and/or topical Bible lessons.

We meet every Sunday in the first classroom downstairs in the educational wing. Newcomers are encouraged to join us!

Hughes Class

Hughes Class is more of a lecture style class that is broadcast on the radio (10:00 – 10:30 AM on 96.1 FM)

United Methodist Women’s Ministry

United Methodist Women is an organization dedicated to studying God’s Word and to putting that Word into practice through various mission activities.

Women’s Group Circles:

These groups plan activities and mission work and work

projects for the church and community

  • Agape Circle: 2nd & 4th Monday mornings of the month

  • Rothwell Circle: 2nd & 4th Monday afternoons

  • Women of Faith: 2nd Monday evening of the month

  • Joyful Quilters: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Wednesday

Special Events:

Christmas and Valentine Parties

UMW Luncheons

Fall Bazaar

  • Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year; crafts, baked goods and Christmas gifts are sold with all proceeds going to the Methodist Women’s fund for mission work in church, community and global ministries.

Childress

Visit Us

201 Ave D NE,

Childress, TX 79201

Office Hours

9:00-12:00/1:00-5:00 M-F

Call Us

(940) 937-2511