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!

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

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday Mornings

In-Person Sunday School for Birth to 5th Grade

  • Join us from 9:45-10:30am

Childcare & Children's Worship available during 8:30am & 10:45am Worship Services

  • Preschool Mini Worship at 11am            
  • Elementary FirstKids LIVE! at 11am

First Kids Virtual Sunday Lessons

  • FOR ALLL 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!)

Wednesday Nights

  • Prime Time Family Dinner (5:30pm)
  • Children's Music (6:15pm)
  • Littles Clubhouse Fun (6:30pm)
  • Elementary Devo (6:30pm)
A note from Mrs. Jan:  We will divide into 2 groups this season, & invite all children to join us. Music will begin at 6:15pm. For those here to eat dinner, there will be adults in the Oak Street Center ready to escort the children to their rooms.  If you are not eating, please meet your music leader in one of the rooms listed below.
  • PreK4-1st Grade will meet in Room 121 – across from the choir room.         
    •  Music activities will run 6:15-6:45pm. 
    • After music, the children will go to the Elementary Wing for more church fun activities. 
    • Please pick up your child/ren by 7:30 pm.     
  • 2nd-5th Graders will meet in Room 125          
    • Music activities from 6:15-6:55pm. 
    • Afterwards they will go to the gym for more fun with Mr. Ian. 
    • Please pick your child/ren up in the gym no later than 7:30pm.
Our children’s program is so much more than singing in a choir. We teach rhythm, melody, play instruments, & play games that teach how to read & play music – skills for a lifetime! All children are invited to participate in this enjoyable & enriching experience!

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