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Children (Infant-4th)


Children’s Ministries at First Church is dedicated to growing spiritually healthy families by partnering with parents. Together we provide experiences in worship, service, fellowship and studying the Bible, so all children can learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.

Children’s Ministry Holy Week & Easter at Home
As we journey into Holy Week and Easter at First Church, we invite you and your families to use our Easter at Home resource booklet. Learn about ways you and your family can celebrate this beginning of Holy Week, including lessons, activities, and games. Click on the link below to view a printable PDF. Stay tuned for more information from the church on how you can worship with us online during Holy Week and Easter. Click HERE for the printable PDF resource booklet.

Children’s Sermon  //  April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday
by Lisa Bond, Director of Children and Adult Discipleship, First UMC Pensacola
Click HERE for the children’s bulletin.

Virtual Labyrinth & Stations of the Cross
The congregation is invited to use this opportunity to focus their hearts and minds on the significance of Holy Week, as we all prepare ourselves for the coming Easter Sunday. We have provided a virtual version of our annual Labyrinth and Stations of the Cross with guided meditations written by Donell Seager, Spiritual Director. Click HERE to view the printable PDF.

Worshipping with Children at Home

worshipping with children at HOME

Safe Sanctuaries

First Church follows Safe Sanctuaries procedures to create an environment in which children, youth and the adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space.



Lisa Bond, Director of Children and Family Ministries
Email Lisa, 850-432-1434
Lisa joined the staff of First United Methodist Church in the fall of 2008. She has a B.A. in Christian Education from Huntingdon College. In addition to working at First Church, she currently serves on the Treehouse Board of the Pensacola Little Theater (Children’s Theatre Program) and volunteers at her children’s schools. She is married to Bill Bond and has three children, Connor, Mary and Caroline.


The Children’s Department is located in our two story Education Building. The Education Building provides a kid friendly atmosphere for children to worship, learn and grow. The nursery, classrooms, and Methodist Children’s Academy (MCA) are on the first floor of the Education Building. The second floor has additional meeting space for children including Children’s Library, art room, Children’s Worship Room and more.


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