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Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

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We welcome God's children to know Him!

We exist to care for children, encourage the youth, and equip the next generation.

"Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world..."

At FUMC McAllen we seek to provide a safe place where all children feel welcomed and loved. By providing varied age-appropriate opportunities rooted in Loving God, Sharing Jesus, and Growing in Faith, we invite all children and their families to join us on this journey of Christian discipleship.

In all of our activities and endeavors we aim to model and encourage children in a life based on Jesus' teaching to "love The Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind.....and love your neighbor as yourself". (Matt. 22:37-39)

Here's a quick glimpse at some of what God has done through our children's ministry!

Check out our most recent event - VBS 2022!


Upcoming Events

Wonderfully Made: September 9-10

All 5th and 6th graders (as of the 2022-2023 school year), along with their parents, are invited to join us for Wonderfully Made, a faith and human sexuality class geared toward children and youth. It will take place on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10, with sessions for both students and parents. For parents, dinner is included on Friday evening, and childcare is provided during both sessions. Please let us know ASAP if you will need childcare. For students, dinner and snacks are included on Friday, and lunch and snacks are included on Saturday.

The fee for the event is $45. Be sure to register your student in addition to providing payment. Register ASAP, as we only have 25 spots in the class. Contact Lee Ann Clemons,   or 956-686-3784 for more information. 

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Sunday Morning

Nursery Available

Trained and experienced child-care providers from our FUMC Day School will care for your littlest ones while you participate in worship, groups, classes, or just fellowship. Nursery care is available 8:45am- 12:00pm every Sunday morning. Contact Lee Ann (laclemons@mcfirst com) with any questions.

Godly Play

Every Sunday during the 9:00 (starting August 21) and the 11:00am worship services, there will be a time for children. Following that time, all 3 year olds through 5th graders are invited to head to Room 201 in the Education Building (accompanied by Lee Ann) for Godly Play.

J.A.M. (Jesus & Me)

J.A.M. is for any children age 3 years old through 5th grade. It is engaging, fun, multi-age Bible story, fellowship, and learning time that takes place every Sunday during the 10:00am Common Hour in the Koinonia Room (Gym/South Building). Contact Lee Ann (laclemons@mcfirst com) with any questions.

Bible Lessons & Science

4th and 5th graders are welcome to join us for engaging Bible stories and science fun! This class takes place every Sunday during the 10:00am Common Hour in Room 208 in the Education Building. Contact Lee Ann ( ) with any questions.


WOW - Word on Wednesday

WOW is returning September 7! All 3 year olds through 5th graders, as of September 1, 2022, are invited to join us for playtime, snacks, fun bible lesson games and activities, and music every Wednesday afternoon, 3:30-5:30 p.m. during the school year


Opportunities to Serve

There are always opportunities to get involved with the children's ministry at our church! For more information, contact Lee Ann Clemons at .

All adults interested in helping with the children and/or youth ministries of FUMC McAllen are required by the Rio Texas Conference of the UMC to complete a Trusted con Confianza Safety Certification. Contact Lee Ann Clemons or Veronica Dillon for more information.