Nurturing the spiritual growth of children from birth to 5th grade

About First Kids

Every child is a beautiful & unique creation & within our First Kids Ministry we strive to provide many different learning styles for your child to soak up the Bible and grow closer to God. Showing children a little piece of the Kingdom of God is the goal of every Children's Ministry Staff & Volunteer here at First-Centenary.  Every First Kids gathering, whether it is Sunday School, Celebrations of the Church Year, Special Events, or Summer Programs embraces the creativity & wonder of all children by opening new doors of exploration & thought in each individual little mind!

Understanding & relationships with our Heavenly Father is the ultimate goal!  We believe the best way to reach our children is when the two largest individual influences, the church & the home life, come together to create the greatest impact on our littles.  Join us, as together we learn & grow on this amazing God journey of life!

Want to connect?

Click here to request to join our private First Kids Facebook page

Email  The First Kids Director, Beth Spears,
at bspears@fcumc.org

Vacation Bible School

July 19th-23rd

 Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love today!
Have you signed your child up yet? Have you signed up to volunteer? Everyone who registers early will win a free gift! Click the button below to register!

Weekly Schedule

Family Sundays

Join Mrs. Beth & Mrs. Brittany as we lead our First Kids Virtual Sunday Lessons on our First Kids Facebook group. Three video links will be posted on Sunday morning for three different age groups- preschool, elementary, and preteen.  If you don't have Facebook access, you may keep watching The Parent Cue Sunday School videos by clicking the link below. 

Click here to request to join our private Facebook page to watch our  First Kids Virtual Sunday School

Click here to  watch The Parent Cue Sunday School Bible Story videos. 

Zoom Gatherings

Every Wednesday night, we are gathering together on zoom! Weekly Zoom Code is in your email to protect our children. We can't wait to see your kiddos on zoom!

Email The First Kids Director, Beth Spears, at bspears@fcumc.org to join the emailing list

Pre-School 5:30pm
Elementary 
6pm

Home Activities

Each week we will post a new activity to complete with your child! Here's this week's challenge:

Faith Challenge

  1. Create the word FAITH out of objects you find around the house.
  2. Take a picture of it with your child(ren) and share it via text or FB.

Meet the team.

Beth Spears

Director

Brittany  Eastridge

Assistant Director

Beth Spears

Director

Beth Spears has been working with children at First-Centenary since 2000. She has been The Children’s Director since 2016. Beth has a BS in Child and Family Studies from The University of Tennesseee at Chattanooga. Growing up as a preacher's kid,  Beth worked in many children’s ministries in The Holston Conference and even started some from the ground up. When not at church, Beth loves having movie nights with her husband Kenny, and taking photos of the exciting adventures God puts in her life.

Brittany Eastridge

Assistant Director

Brittany Eastridge has been a part of the First Kid's Ministry team since 2018.  She has a BS in Human Services Management for Nonprofits and serves on the Executive Committee for Holston Conference UMW.  She has a heart for God, children, missions & fitness.  When not at church or home (with her two curly red haired girls) she is at the YMCA teaching Aqua Zumba.