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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.


Ongoing Programs | January – April

Sunday School for Preschool-4th Grade
Sunday Mornings, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Bible Stories, Small Group/Large Group Format
Each week children of all ages hear and experience the Bible in a small group/large group format. Storytellers creatively present the Bible story in a large group while dedicated teachers strive to build relationships through small group discussion and activities. Preschool Curriculum: Deep Blue; Elementary Curriculum: Digging Into Discipleship


Kid Connect/Choir for K-4th – Fall Session Starts January 22
Wednesdays, 2:30-5:15pm
Choir, Worship Arts Classes, Bible Study
Kids participate in choir, worship, class experiences and fellowship.
This mid-week program is designed to encourage kids to grow in their faith through small groups, creative worship art classes and meaningful worship.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Chill Time
Tuesdays | January 21 – April 28 | 3:15 – 4:15 pm | TCBY (Bayou)
Fourth graders join their church friends for a frozen snack, fellowship, and faith sharing. Transportation is provided for MCA and EDS. Please RSVP to Lisa Bond at (850) 549-8967.

Girl Time
Friday, Feb. 7, Mar. 6, and Apr. 3 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Gym
All 2nd-4th grade girls are invited to a night of devotion, faith sharing, and hands on activities. Dinner is $5 and check in/pick up is in the gym. Please RSVP to Lisa Bond at (850) 549-8967 (text).

Play N Pray
Friday, Feb. 7, Mar. 6, and Apr. 3 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Gym
All 2nd-4th grade boys are invited for a fun time in the gym for games, devotion, and faith sharing. Dinner is $5 and check in/pick up is in the gym. Please RSVP to Lisa Bond at (850) 549-8967 (text).



Elementary Winter Retreat
Friday, January 31 – February 2
The annual Winter Retreat at Blue Lake is available for third and fourth graders. It is agreat weekend for our kids to build community with church friends, as well as, others from the additional churches that will be attending.


Lent for Kids
Wednesdays, March 4 – April 1 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Chapel
K – 4th graders will explore Bible stories and engage in hands-on activities that relate to Lent while their parents attend the Wednesday night Lenten services.

Easter Egg Hunt
Information coming soon!


Palm Sunday Parade
Sunday, April 5 | 9:30 – 10:30am (during Sunday School)
Preschool and elementary children will parade around campus celebrating Palm Sunday. The parade will end with the Easter story in the Wright Place.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12
No Sunday School. Celebrate the Risen Christ as a family.

4th Grade Mystery Trip
Information coming soon!

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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