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

Save The Date

Advent Wreath Creations Event

Wednesday, December 1st | 3-7pm | The Lobby of The Vine
Join your church family for our Annual Advent Wreath Creations Event as we prepare our hearts and homes to celebrate the birth of our incredible Savior!

Weekly Schedule

Family Sundays

- IN-Person Sunday School from 9:45-10:30am
- First Kids Virtual Sunday Lessons ALL AGES - Video links are posted beginning @9 Sunday morning for you to show your children when it fits best in your family's schedule. (Pick your own family God time!)

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. 

Playground Devotions

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ARE HERE! Join us for an EXCITING evening in the Vine Parking Lot for... Playground Devotionals! TIME: 6:00-7:00PM Pick up will be in the Elementary Wing as the time changes and evenings become darker. Children's Choir will not be meeting right now. Our Clubhouse is available for birth to three year old's. Rain Plan Location: Elementary Wing

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.

bspears@fcumc.org

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.

bheastridge@fcumc.org